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Daryl Tucker

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Daryl Tucker
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BornDaryl J. Tucker
January 14th, 1973 (Age 48)
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
🏳️ Nationality
🏫 EducationEmerson College

BFA - Cinematography

Boston, Massachusetts
💼 Occupation
Independent Film Producer
📆 Years active  1995-Present
👩 Spouse(s)Anja Tucker
👶 Children7

Daryl Joseph Tucker (born January 14, 1973) is an American film poducer, cinematographer & VFX artist. Tucker is best known for being the producer on art-house horror feature films such Plague Town (2009)[1] and The Theatre Bizarre (2011).[2][3] Other work includes Star Wars: Episode 1 (1999) and What Dreams May Come (1998).

Early life and education[edit]

Originally from Guilford, Connecticut, Tucker grew up making short films, performing in local theatre productions and working for the community television channel, graduating Guilford High School in 1991. Tucker attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where he completed work on his first Indie film Scathed (1995) which earned both him and partner David Gregory a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree. Tucker moved to California and worked various roles on film crews for Hollywood Studios, Independent Feature Films, San Francisco's Local 16 Film Union and Industrial Light & Magic.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Before embarking on his own feature film career, Tucker worked on several film & television productions. While attending college in Boston he worked for High Output and Rule Boston Camera]. While living on the West Coast, Tucker worked on various feature film productions such as The Rock (1996) Star Trek: First Contact (1996) Nash Bridges (1997) Amistad (1997) Good Will Hunting (1997) Sphere (1998) Patch Adams (1998) What Dreams May Come (1998) Toy Story 2 (1999) & Star Wars: Episode 1 (1999).[citation needed]

After a 10 year hiatus to start a family, Tucker teamed back up with his college film collaborator David Gregory to produce Plague Town (2009).[4] This production secured $1 million in financing from Dark Sky Films, and was the first independent feature to take advantage of the Connecticut Film Incentive Program to lure more film productions to the state.

In 2011, Tucker was the executive producer for the anthology horror film The Theatre Bizarre. As well as partnering with his long time film collaborator David Gregory, he worked with other directors such as Tom Savini, Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Douglas Buck and Jeremy Kasten. The production was able to secure film legend Udo Kier to star as the films narrator. The Film opened the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal before touring the festival circuit worldwide to critical acclaim. The film was given the rare honor to host the U.S. premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York City. After fielding distribution offers from the likes of The Independent Film Channel, The film was eventually sold to W2 Media and enjoyed a limited national theatrical run, showcased on the EPIX channel & DVD rights being sold to Walmart nationwide.[citation needed]

Tucker then approached Richard Stanley while visiting him at his home in Montségur, France, and was the first to pitch the film adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s short story that would become the film The Color Out of Space (2019).[5] After commissioning both Richard Stanley & Scarlet Amaris to write the 1st draft of The Color Out Of Space, Tucker had to pull out of the production for personal reasons, but was given a Special Thanks in the films credits.

Feature Films[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title
2009 Plague Town[6]
2011 Theatre Bizarre[7][8]
2019 The Color Out of Space[9]

References[edit]

  1. SPRAGUE, JENNIFER (2008-10-28). "Horror film shot at local sites, produced by Higganum man". The Middletown Press. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  2. "The Theatre Bizarre". Film at Lincoln Center. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  3. Anderson, John; Anderson, John (2011-07-25). "The Theatre Bizarre". Variety. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  4. "Film Review: Plague Town (2008)". Horror News | HNN. 2017-07-23. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  5. "Color Out Of Space". Empire. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  6. "'plague town' Review: The Ultimate Quarantine EP | Arts | The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  7. Linden, Sheri; Linden, Sheri (2012-02-03). "The Theatre Bizarre: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  8. "The Theatre Bizarre | Film | The Guardian". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  9. Catsoulis, Jeannette (2020-01-23). "'Color Out of Space' Review: Bother From Another Planet". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-08-20.

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