Writer and director David Gordon Green is known for making coming-of-age films that are slow, personal and set in small town America.
While studying directing at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Green made two short films, Physical Pinball and Pleasant Grove.
In 2000, Green wrote and directed his first feature film, George Washington. The movie was hailed by critics and told the story of a group of kids in a depressed southern town.
His next film, the drama All the Real Girls (2003), was a classic bad-boy, good-girl romance that took place in a small North Carolina town.
Green’s third picture, 2004’s Undertow, was by far his most mainstream work. The film featured a cast of well-known actors and a storyline more accessible then his previous work. Set in the woods of rural Georgia, Undertow’s narrative concerns a teenager that is forced to run away from home with his younger brother.
Snow Angels, Green’s next film staring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale, was released on March 7, 2008.