Tyler MacNiven is an independent film director, screenwriter, and producer from California. He is best known for writing and directing his feature film debut, Road to Graceland, which premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
MacNiven was born in San Francisco and raised in Berkeley, California. He attended both the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, where he studied film theory and production. After graduating from Stanford, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of making films.
MacNiven's first feature film, Road to Graceland, was released in 2001 to critical acclaim. The film follows a group of four friends who set out on a road trip to Las Vegas to compete in a Elvis impersonator contest. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award at the Torino International Film Festival.
MacNiven has since gone on to direct several other feature films, including the cult classic, The Zombie Diaries. The film follows a group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world who must battle their way through hordes of zombies. The film was praised for its innovative use of zombie horror tropes and was a box office success.
MacNiven's other directing credits include Love and Honor, which was released in 2006, and The Messenger, which was released in 2009. He has also directed several short films, including The Coming of Winter, which won the Jury Prize for Short Film at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.
MacNiven is currently in pre-production for his next project, a sci-fi thriller entitled Clone. He is also on the board of directors for the San Francisco-based production company, Lowland Films.
Tyler MacNiven is an innovative and talented filmmaker who has created an impressive body of work. His films are known for their unique and creative vision, and his dedication to the craft of filmmaking.