Victor Salva

Victor Salva

Highest Rated: 50% Powder (1995)

Lowest Rated: 9% Dark House (2014)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1958

Birthplace: Martinez, California, USA

This talented, passionate and sensitive writer-director of films of the fantastic segued from obscurity to controversy literally overnight with the release of "Powder" (1995), his first major feature. Co-produced by Hollywood Pictures, a subdivision of Disney, and Caravan Pictures, this surprisingly sober and intelligent fable told the unusual story of a boy genius with snow-white skin and a strange relationship to electricity whose physical oddity becomes a lightning rod for intolerance in a small Texas town. Though the film boasted an extraordinary central performance from Sean Patrick Flanery (TV's "Young Indiana Jones") and outstanding support from Lance Henriksen, Jeff Goldblum and Mary Steenburgen, filmmaker Salva found himself unpleasantly in the spotlight when his 1987 conviction for a sex crime with a minor surfaced practically on the eve of his potential career breakthrough. (See "Notes" and "Milestones" for details on Salva's crime and punishment. Suffice it to say here that while many filmmakers have become intimately involved with their stars, rarely have the results been so tragic for all parties involved.) The second highest grossing film of its opening weekend, "Powder" was dismissed by many reviewers who seemed more put off by its seriousness than its maker's notoriety.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 32% Jeepers Creepers 3 Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2017
9% 23% Dark House Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet 20% Rosewood Lane Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
25% 76% Peaceful Warrior Director $1.1M 2006
24% 37% Jeepers Creepers 2 Director,
Writer
$35.1M 2003
46% 48% Jeepers Creepers Director,
Writer
$37.9M 2001
No Score Yet 69% Rites of Passage Director,
Writer
- 1999
50% 69% Powder Director $30.9M 1995
No Score Yet 44% Nature of the Beast Director,
Screenwriter
- 1995
33% 41% Clownhouse Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fear Itself Writer 2008

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