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Rodman Flender

Rodman Flender

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1962-06-09 · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA

22 Movies · 23 TV shows

Biography

Rodman Flender (born June 9, 1962) is an American actor, writer, director and producer.

Career

Independent filmmaker Roger Corman hired Flender out of college to run the advertising department of his Concorde-New Horizons Films. With his goal toward directing, Flender moved into production and was Corman's Vice President of Production for two years. He produced or co-produced titles including Body Chemistry, Streets, and Full Fathom Five. Flender made his feature directing debut with the Corman-produced thriller The Unborn, which received favorable reviews. Flender next wrote and directed In The Heat of Passion, also for Roger Corman. Over the next decade, Flender's feature directing credits included Leprechaun 2 for Trimark, and the Columbia Pictures release Idle Hands. Flender also became a busy director of television episodes and pilots. TV credits include multiple episodes of the comedies The Office and Ugly Betty; dramas that include Chicago Hope, Gilmore Girls and The O.C.; and horror with HBO's Tales From The Crypt. As a writer, Flender's credits include Tales From The Crypt and the feature film Roger Corman’s Dracula Rising. While continuing his career in fiction filmmaking, Flender never lost the interest in documentary making. In 1998 he began filming a musical portrait of the Boston-based rock band The Upper Crust. Unforeseen dramatic developments within the band led Flender to continue shooting on and off for the next five years. The resulting documentary, Let Them Eat Rock, played film festivals in 2005 and 2006 to mostly positive notices. Following the 2010 Tonight Show conflict, Flender joined Conan O'Brien (whom he knew since their days at Harvard) on the road, as part of the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, and filmed the ongoings behind-the-scenes, onstage and between shows. The documentary, titled Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, was released in select theatres on June 24, 2011, which Roger Ebert featured on his list of best documentaries of 2011.With the documentary completed, Flender returned to directing television in multiple genres, including episodes of the comedies Suburgatory and Super Fun Night in 2014, the drama Finding Carter and multiple episodes of the thriller Scream in 2015 and 2016. Flender directed two episodes of the 2016-1017 science fiction series People of Earth and returned to character-based drama in 2019, directing Kirsten Dunst in the Showtime original series On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Rodman Flender completed his next feature film in 2019, when he mixed romantic comedy, horror and the road movie with Eat Brains Love. It premiered at the London FrightFest Film Festival to very positive reviews and won "Best Picture" at the 2019 Screamfest Horror Film Festival.

Personal Life

He is married to American writer and producer Amy Lippman. His nephew is Academy Award-nominated actor Timothée Chalamet.

Early Life

Flender was born and raised in a secular Jewish family in New York City, New York, the son of Enid (née Rodman), a former Broadway dancer, and Harold Flender (1924—1975), a writer and screenwriter. Flender's early acting roles included Mischa in the Broadway production of Zalmen or the Madness of God and Charles Francis Adams in the PBS series The Adams Chronicles. He graduated from the drama department of New York's High School of Performing Arts and studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, where he also wrote for The Harvard Lampoon. Flender majored in Visual and Environmental Studies and studied documentary filmmaking with Ed Pincus and Ross McElwee, who inspired him with an enthusiasm for the documentary form.

Movies & TV shows

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2015.

1 TV show

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2013.

2 TV shows

2011.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2009.

1 TV show

2007.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2006.

2 TV shows

2005.

1 TV show

2004.

1 TV show

2003.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

2002.

1 TV show

2000.

2 TV shows

1999.

1 Movie

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show

1996.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows

1995.

1 Movie

1994.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows

1993.

1 Movie

1992.

1 Movie

1991.

1 Movie

1990.

3 Movies

1989.

3 Movies · 1 TV show

1987.

1 Movie
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