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Mark Pellington and Nostalgia at PSFF

Updated about 1 year ago.

Mark Pellington is an American film director, writer, and producer. He worked at MTV from 1984–1990 winning awards as promo producer and created the landmark TV show Buzz.

He became a freelance director in 1990 doing videos for U2, Crystal Waters, De la Soul and Pearl Jam. His video for Pearl Jam's "Jeremy" won many MTV awards in 1993.

In 1994, his Music Video for Whale's song "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" won the inaugural MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video. He then directed Arlington Road in 1999 starring Tim Robbins and Jeff Bridges, as well as The Mothman Prophecies in 2002, starring Richard Gere dealing with mysterious deaths[1] foretold by a strange red-eyed flying creature, Mothman.

Film-wise, he also co-directed U2 3D (2005), Henry Poole Is Here (2008), I Melt with You (2011), The Last Word (2017) with Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried and the recently premiered film Nostalgia. Find more about Mark at You can connect with Laura at, on Facebook @thatlaurapowers, on Twitter @thatlaurapowers, and on Instagram @laurapowers44.