ACTOR DIRECTOR COMEDIAN BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT
Writer and director, Bobcat Goldthwait, is currently gearing up to shoot a feature film starring Annie Clark (musician St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein to start off 2019. Additionally, he is working on a narrative version of “Call Me Lucky” with writer and producer Judd Apatow for Universal. Goldthwait has also been directing on various TV shows including, Netflix’s new show AJ & the Queen, starring RuPaul and created by Michael Patrick King, who he previously worked with while writing and directing a pilot for Amazon, along with Bridget Everett in 2017, called “Love You More.”
Prior to this, Goldthwait was busy with his scripted anthology series for Tru TV, “Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters.” Released in July 2018, each episode tells a different story in a different genre – including 1970s-era science fiction, psychological thriller, romantic comedy and reality – and satirizes our social norms and exploits the awkwardness of its flawed characters. Immediately following its release, Goldthwait directed “Kevin vs Josh,” a pilot for Comedy Central.
In addition to his film and TV directing, Goldthwait has stayed close to his comedy roots by directing multiple standup specials for Netflix and Comedy Central, including Ron Funches’ “Giggle Fit,” Hari Kondabolu’s “Warn Your Relative,” Patton Oswalt’s Emmy nominated “Annihilation,” and Iliza Shlesinger’s “Confirmed Kills.”
As a filmmaker, Goldthwait was named “Director of the Year” by Esquire Magazine and has had films selected by various film festivals, including Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and the Maryland Film Festival. Previous films Goldthwait has written and directed include his 1991 directorial debut, “Shakes the Clown”; “Call Me Lucky,” the critically acclaimed film that tells Barry Crimmins’ incredible story; “Willow Creek,” a found footage horror film about Big Foot; the dark comedy “God Bless America,” a modern-day Bonnie & Clyde that displays his inimitable talent for writing; “Windy City Heat”; “Sleeping Dogs Lie”; and “World’s Greatest Dad, starring Robin Williams.”