Rolfe Kanefsky

Rolfe Kanefsky is an award-winning screenwriter/director who has been working professionally in the film business for over twenty years. In fact, his debut film, the cult horror comedy THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE was re-released for its' 20th Anniversary DVD Special Edition and the reviews are fantastic. "NOTHING has a lot going for it"- L.A. Times. "Rolfe Kanefsky invented the self-referential horror flick with THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE (an idea copied by Kevin Williamson's screenplay for SCREAM several years later)."- Job Bob Briggs.

Now, with over 50 produced feature films, his resume includes the 2016 theatrical animated release of SPACE DOGS: ADVENTURES TO THE MOON (hitting video through Universal Home Studio Entertainment in November 2016); BLONDE AND BLONDER starring Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards; Lions Gate and After Dark's release of NIGHTMARE MAN (one of the eight films selected for Horrorfest that turned into the 15th bestseller DTV horror film of 2008); the Warner Brothers release of JACQUELINE HYDE; the thriller TOMORROW BY MIDNIGHT with Carol Kane, Alexis Arquette, and Jorge Garcia; and the horror flick THE HAZING starring Brad Dourif.

Kanefsky's most recent horror film that he wrote and directed entitled, THE BLACK ROOM, starring Natasha Henstridge, Lin Shaye, Dominique Swain, and James Duval hits select theaters in the spring of 2017 through Sony Pictures and The Orchard. The film was an official selection at the 2017 FirstGlance Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it was nominated for the Best Horror Film honor.

Kanefsky has also written and directed the modern film noir 1 IN THE GUN starring Steven Man, Steven Bauer, Robert Davi, and James Russo. Working with Reel One Entertainment and the Lifetime Channel, his produced thriller screenplays now include WATCH UR BACK starring AnnaLynne McCord, UNDERGRAD NIGHTMARE starring Moira Kelly, THE WRONG BABYSITTER starring Daphne Zuniga, HE LOVES YOU NOT, and DEADLY VOWS. He has also penned BONNIE & CLYDE: JUSTIFIED starring Eric Roberts and Dee Wallace, and DOC HOLLIDAY'S REVENGE starring Tom Berenger, both released through Lions Gate. Rolfe has also authored the family comedies A TIGER'S TAIL, released through Epic Pictures, TIMBER, THE TREASURE DOG with Wilford Brimley, JIMMY'S JUNGLE starring Adrienne Barbeau, THE PUPPY SWAP with Margot Kidder, and A DOG & PONY SHOW starring Mira Sorvina and Ralph Macchio. Currently, he is attached to direct the upcoming feature; JUST LISTEN, a psychological thriller starring AnnaLynne McCord and NEVERMORE, Poe-inspired horror tale starring Natasha Henstridge.

Kanefsky also contributed to Jim Vine's book, Q & A: The Working Screenwriter alongside such other successful writers including David J. Schow (THE CROW), Brent Maddock (SHORT CIRCUIT, TREMORS), Katherine Fugate (VALENTINE'S DAY), Stephen Susco (THE GRUDGE 1 & 2); How To Make Movies: Indie Experts Tell All released through McFarland Publishing; and Jose Prendes' The High-Concept Massacre- Genre Screenwriters Tell All alongside Carl Gottlieb (JAWS) and Doug Richardson (DIE HARD 2, BAD BOYS).

Kanefsky won a top screenplay award at L.A. Shriekfest competition and was a featured cover story of Hollywood Scriptwriter magazine, which profiled Kanefsky and his body of work. Kanefsky has also received acclaim for his scripts and directing in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Fangoria Magazine, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, L.A. Weekly and many film websites. His features have been selected and have won multiple awards at prestigious film festivals around the world.

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visit Rolfe's IMDB page.

Rolfe Kanefsky - Director's Reel