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Biography

Gregg Bishop started making movies with his father's Super 8mm and 16mm film cameras when he was 7 years old and wrote & directed his first full-length feature, a spy thriller, at 17 years of age.

He attended the Production Program at USC filmschool where his student film Voodoo (1999) won over twenty film festivals world-wide 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 (1967) by George Lucas and The Lift (1972) by Robert Zemeckis.

After graduation, Bishop wrote & directed the $15,000 film festival smash The Other Side (2006) which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival where it was snapped up for a theatrical release. Variety called the movie "a lean, propulsively paced supernatural thriller, packed with pulse pounding excitement". Bishop is currently developing the movie as a TV series.

Bishop directed & produced Dance of the Dead (2008) starring Lucas Till from MacGyver (2016), which had its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival and was hand-picked by director Sam Raimi for distribution through Lionsgate and Ghost House Pictures. 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." Ain't It Cool News hailed Dance of the Dead (2008) as "a cult classic" and Bloody-Disgusting called it "one of the best horror comedies ever made that will be remembered for years to come".

In 2010, Gregg sold a TV series to Fox Studios. Bishop wrote and directed the Webby nominated The Birds of Anger (2011) for NBC/Universal G4Films starring Jaimie Alexander from Thor (2011) and Blindspot (2015). The film was selected by Robert Rodriguez to be featured on his El Rey Network.

Bishop wrote and directed a segment called "Dante the Great" for the third installment of the highly acclaimed V/H/S franchise V/H/S Viral (2014) which was released theatrically by Magnet Releasing.

In 2016, Bishop directed the feature film Siren (2016), which was released in theaters by Universal Pictures and is an adaptation of the popular short V/H/S (2012) segment "Amateur Night". Ain't It Cool News called it a "rock solid monster movie with a strong ensemble cast" and Los Angeles Times hailed it a "clever and confident expansion of a terrific short."

Bishop recently sold his spec script Lockdown that he wrote with Joe Ballarini to Sony Pictures with Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes attached to produce.