Gregg Bishop’s passion for filmmaking began at seven years old when he found his father’s Super 8mm film camera in the attic and fell in love with making movies. Everything he does now is devoted to one idea: to use the power of cinema to entertain, inspire, and connect people from all over the globe so that together we can shape the world for the better.
He made his first feature at 17 years of age and attended the Production Program at USC Film School, where his student film VOODOO won over twenty film festivals worldwide including the Slamdance Film Festival. The short film is now screened for incoming USC film students, along with the short films ELECTRONIC LABYRINTH THX 1138 4EB by George Lucas and THE LIFT by Robert Zemeckis.
After graduating, Gregg wrote and directed the feature film THE OTHER SIDE, starring Jaimie Alexander (THOR; NBC’s BLINDSPOT), which he financed himself for a total budget of $15,000. The film premiered to great acclaim at the Slamdance Film Festival, where it was acquired for theatrical release. Variety called the movie “a lean, propulsively paced supernatural thriller, packed with pulse pounding excitement”. Gregg is currently developing the movie as a TV series at Fox Studios.
Gregg then directed and produced the horror comedy feature DANCE OF THE DEAD, starring Lucas Till (CBS’s MACGYVER). After its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, the film was hand-picked by EVIL DEAD and SPIDERMAN director Sam Raimi for distribution through Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures. Producer Rob Tapert says “This was a movie that Sam Raimi and myself watched on a Sunday afternoon, we howled and we howled till Sam’s wife and kids started banging on his office door wondering if we were alright. I think I’ve watched it about five times so far.” The movie opened to overwhelmingly positive reviews and landed on several Top Ten lists for that year, with Ain’t It Cool News hailing it as “a cult classic” and BloodyDisgusting.com naming it “one of the best horror comedies ever made that will be remembered for years to come.”
Subsequently, Gregg wrote and directed a segment in the hit V/H/S anthology series, which was released theatrically by Magnet Releasing. His most recent feature film SiREN was an adaptation of the popular short V/H/S segment AMATEUR NIGHT and was released in theaters by Universal Pictures. Ain’t It Cool News called it “a rock solid monster movie with a strong ensemble cast,” and the LA Times declared it “a clever and confident expansion of a terrific short.”
Gregg wrote and directed the Webby nominated THE BIRDS OF ANGER for NBC/Universal G4Films starring Jaimie Alexander from THOR. The film was selected by SIN CITY and ALITA BATTLE ANGEL director Robert Rodriguez to be featured on his El Rey Network.
Upcoming projects include an original science fiction adventure film that he is currently writing and a new original horror movie that he has developed with the writers of the new HELLRAISER reboot. In addition, Gregg sold the spec script he wrote with Joe Ballarini called LOCKDOWN AT FRANKLIN HIGH to Sony Pictures, with Michael Bay producing.