Robert Eggers is a Brooklyn-based writer and director. Originally from New Hampshire, Eggers got his professional start directing and designing experimental and classical theatre in New York City. Eggers eventually transitioned to film, directing several short films and working extensively as a designer for film, television, print, theater, and dance. The Witch, his feature film debut as writer and director, won the Directing Award in the U.S. Dramatic category at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered to critical acclaim. It also garnered two Independent Spirit Award wins for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. His second feature film, The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, premiered at Directors' Fortnight in Cannes and won the FIPRESCI prize. The film was nominated for a 2019 Academy Award for cinematography. Eggers has recently completed his Viking revenge saga starring Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgård, and is developing several projects, including a reimagining of F.W. Murnau’s classic Nosferatu.
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