Geoffrey Poister is an American director, producer, writer, and cinematographer. He is best known for his work on films such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Good Doctor, and The Fault in Our Stars.
Born in Aurora, Illinois on April 18, 1964, Poister was raised by his parents, both of whom were teachers. After graduating high school, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video in 1986.
Poister began his career in the film industry working as a production assistant on the set of The Breakfast Club in 1985. He went on to work on a number of films, including The Terminator, Back to the Future, and Uncle Buck.
In the early 1990s, Poister began directing music videos for bands such as The Offspring, No Doubt, and R.E.M. He has also directed commercials for major companies such as Sony, Nike, and Microsoft.
In 2011, Poister made his feature film directorial debut with the drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which was based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Chbosky. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous award nominations and winning several awards.
In 2013, Poister directed the medical drama The Good Doctor, which starred Orlando Bloom and Riley Keough. The film was a success, earning positive reviews and grossing over $100 million at the box office.
In 2014, Poister directed the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film was a massive success, grossing over $300 million at the box office and earning numerous award nominations.
In 2016, Poister directed the drama Same Kind of Different as Me, which starred Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger. The film was a moderate success, earning mixed reviews and grossing over $50 million at the box office.
Poister is currently working on a number of projects, including the upcoming drama The Catcher Was a Spy, which is set to be released in 2018.
Throughout his career, Poister has earned a number of awards and nominations, including a People's Choice Award for The Fault in Our Stars, a Golden Globe nomination for The Good Doctor, and a Directors Guild of America nomination for Same Kind of Different as Me.