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Bryan Woods

writer/producer A Quiet Place ; writer/director Haunt, Nightlight
Filmmakers Scott Beck & Bryan Woods first met as sixth-graders in their hometown of Bettendorf, Iowa. After discovering a shared interest in cinema, the duo began collaborating on stop-motion movies with their Star Wars action figures. This collaboration continued into high school, where they directed numerous shorts and their first feature films. In 2001, Beck & Woods formed their production company banner Bluebox Films, under which they would write, direct and produce films, commercials, and television content.

Beck & Woods most recently wrote the screenplay for A QUIET PLACE, which was released to critical acclaim and has grossed over $300 million worldwide. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures and stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who also directed. Beck & Woods additionally served as executive producers together with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes banner. The screenplay was named one of the ten best scripts of the year by The Tracking Board 2017 Hit List. On the heels of its sale, Paramount signed Beck & Woods to a blind script deal, which they will write and direct for the studio.
The duo is currently in post-production on the thriller HAUNT, which they wrote and directed for producer Eli Roth, Sierra/Affinity, Broken Road Productions, and Nickel City Pictures. The film follows a group of friends who on Halloween night encounter an "extreme" haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.

Beck & Woods are also developing the television series ZEROES for Sony Pictures Television and Davis Entertainment, which is based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti.

As teenagers, Beck & Woods were shortlisted as two of the top 50 directors (out of 2,000 applicants) for Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's PROJECT GREENLIGHT series on Bravo. While still in college, Beck & Woods' work caught the eye of MTV Films, which offered the pair a feature film development deal. The duo went on to write and direct an original scripted pilot for MTV and executive producer David Gale (ELECTION) and were later listed as "The Top 100 Writers on the Verge" by Tracking-Board.com.
In 2015, Beck & Woods wrote and directed NIGHTIGHT, a supernatural thriller released by Lionsgate Entertainment. The film was produced by Herrick Entertainment and Oscar®-nominated producer Michael London (SIDEWAYS).

Beck & Woods subsequently developed another feature for Lionsgate, written by Mark Heyman (BLACK SWAN) and produced by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Beck & Woods are members of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America​. They are represented by ​ICM Partners, Madhouse Entertainment, and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.