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ELI ROTH (Director) burst onto the film scene at the 2002 Toronto Film Festival, with his directorial debut Cabin Fever. The film was made independently for a budget of $1.5 million dollars, sparked a frenzied sevenstudio bidding war, and went on to be Lionsgate's highest grossing film that year. Roth's follow-up film, Hostel which he wrote, produced and directed, earned him critical praise and was a massive worldwide hit, spawning a successful sequel, Hostel Part II, also written and directed by Roth.

Roth just completed shooting Amblin's The House with a Clock in its Walls, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black.

In 2015, Lionsgate released Roth's Sundance hit, Knock Knock, which stars Keanu Reeves as a happily married man whose life is quickly turned upside down by two nubile, stranded women with a sinister agenda. Additionally, Roth co-wrote, produced and directed The Green Inferno, which was shot on location in the Amazon, filming deeper into the jungle than any previous film. Also in 2015 & 2016, Roth hosted Discovery Channel's hugely popular Shark Week and it's late-night talk show Shark after Dark, both of which hit new network high ratings with Roth hosting.

As an actor, Roth has appeared in Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" segment of Grindhouse (in which he also wrote and directed the popular faux trailer "Thanksgiving" that played between the features in the film) and Inglorious Basterds (in which he portrayed Sgt. Donnie Donowitz and directed the propaganda film-within-the-film, "Nation's Pride"). Roth and his cast members received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, as well as the Broadcast Film Critic's Choice Award and the People's Choice Award. Roth also appeared in Nicolas Lopez's Aftershock, an earthquake thriller which he also wrote with Lopez and produced, which was released by Dimension. The film marks the start of Roth and Lopez's "Chilewood" partnership (including the films The Green Inferno and Knock Knock).

As a producer, Roth has produced the films, The Last Exorcism, The Man with the Iron Fists, The Last Exorcism Part II, and was an Executive Producer on the hit Emmy Nominated Netflix series, Hemlock Grove, which recently aired its final season. Additionally, Roth was executive producer on "South of Hell" with Jason Blum that aired on WE TV.

Roth has been honored with the Visionary Award at the inaugural Stanley Film Festival for his contributions to independent horror cinema, as well as the Visionary Filmmaker Award at the San Diego Film Festival. In 2014, Roth and Aftershock director Nicolas Lopez received the La De Dios Award at Austin's Fantastic Fest for their work filming and production work in Chile. Also in 2014, Roth co-founded The Crypt, a multi-platform digital channel for dark and edgy content. The Crypt's series to date have over 100 million views.


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