Wayne Kramer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wayne Kramer (born 1965) is a South African screenwriter, film producer, storyboard artist and film director. Kramer has written and directed films such as The Cooler, Crossing Over, Blazeland and Running Scared. He also wrote the screenplay for the film Mindhunters, but the final script was heavily rewritten by others and bore little resemblance to Kramer's original work. He was also one of the filmmakers interviewed for the Kirby Dick documentary This Film is Not Yet Rated, in which he discusses the apparent absurdity of the fact The Cooler was given an NC-17 certificate by the MPAA simply due to a few seconds long shot of its lead actress' pubic hair. In 2007, Kramer directed Crossing Over, a Traffic-like ensemble drama about immigration in Los Angeles that incorporated the storyline from Kramer's 1995 short film of the same name. Kramer's first feature The Cooler was selected for competition in the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Kramer was nominated for a 2004 Golden Satellite Award and a 2004 Edgar Allan Poe Award (along with Frank Hannah) for his screenplay to The Cooler, which also received a 2003 Special Mention For Excellence in Filmmaking from the National Board of Review. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wayne Kramer, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Running Scared (2006)

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Cameron Bright  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Chazz Palminteri

The Cooler (2003)

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Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Maria Bello  •  Shawn Hatosy

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Maria Bello  •  Shawn Hatosy

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirby Dick
CAST:  Kimberly Peirce  •  Jon Lewis  •  David Ansen  •  Martin Garbus

Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirby Dick
CAST:  Kimberly Peirce  •  Jon Lewis  •  David Ansen  •  Martin Garbus

Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

The stories of a missing wife, a couple of meth heads and an Elvis impersonator are connected by the items found in a small town's pawn shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Norman Reedus  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

The stories of a missing wife, a couple of meth heads and an Elvis impersonator are connected by the items found in a small town's pawn shop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Norman Reedus  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Vincent D'Onofrio

Crossing Over (2009)

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Ray Liotta  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jim Sturgess

Immigrants from around the world enter Los Angeles every day, with hopeful visions of a better life, but little notion of what that life may cost. Their desperate scenarios test the humanity of immigration enforcement officers. In Crossing Over, writer-director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Ray Liotta  •  Ashley Judd  •  Jim Sturgess

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018)

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

The epic life story of Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968), a French screenwriter, director and producer, true pioneer of cinema, the first person who made a narrative fiction film; author of hundreds of movies, but banished from history books. Ignored and forgotten. At ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pamela B. Green
CAST:  Alice Guy-Blaché  •  Richard Abel  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Marc Abraham

Running Scared: Through the Looking Glass (2006)

Documentary consisting of interviews with the cast and crew, and behind-the-scenes footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.B. Benna
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Wayne Kramer

Documentary consisting of interviews with the cast and crew, and behind-the-scenes footage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.B. Benna
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Wayne Kramer

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CAST:  Wayne Kramer  •  Alec Baldwin  •  William H. Macy  •  Frank Hannah

Blazeland (1992)

Rock star from the late 60's assumed dead in a car wreck, returns from the grave to promote a new band, the members of Cutting Edge, who have been lured to the rock star's Gothic mansion under false pretenses. The "Blaze" and his groupie disciples, assisted by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Mitch Hara

Rock star from the late 60's assumed dead in a car wreck, returns from the grave to promote a new band, the members of Cutting Edge, who have been lured to the rock star's Gothic mansion under false pretenses. The "Blaze" and his groupie disciples, assisted by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  Mitch Hara