Steve Oedekerk

Steve Oedekerk is an American comedian, director, editor, producer, screenwriter and actor. Oedekerk is best known for his collaborations with actor Jim Carrey and director Tom Shadyac (particularly the Ace Ventura franchise), his series of "Thumbmation" shorts and his film Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002).

Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

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A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Hui Lou Chen  •  Tad Horino  •  Steve Oedekerk  •  Jennifer Tung

A movie within a movie, created to spoof the martial arts genre. Writer/director Steve Oedekerk uses contemporary characters and splices them into a 1970s kung-fu film, weaving the new and old together. As the main character, The Chosen One, Oedekerk sets off to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Hui Lou Chen  •  Tad Horino  •  Steve Oedekerk  •  Jennifer Tung

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)

Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ian McNeice  •  Simon Callow  •  Maynard Eziashi

Summoned from an ashram in Tibet, Ace finds himself on a perilous journey into the jungles of Africa to find Shikaka, the missing sacred animal of the friendly Wachati tribe. He must accomplish this before the wedding of the Wachati's Princess to the prince of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Ian McNeice  •  Simon Callow  •  Maynard Eziashi

Barnyard (2006)

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  Kevin James  •  Sam Elliott  •  Danny Glover

When the farmer's away, all the animals play, and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis, a carefree cow.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Courteney Cox  •  Kevin James  •  Sam Elliott  •  Danny Glover

Nothing to Lose (1997)

Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed businessman and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Martin Lawrence  •  John C. McGinley  •  Kelly Preston

Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed businessman and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Martin Lawrence  •  John C. McGinley  •  Kelly Preston

Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999)

The hilarious story of a restless young farm-thumb, Loke Groundrunner, and his tasty companion, Princess Bunhead, who go on an quest to combat Black Helmet Man and the Evil Thumbpire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Andrea Fears  •  Ross Shafer  •  Paul Greenberg

The hilarious story of a restless young farm-thumb, Loke Groundrunner, and his tasty companion, Princess Bunhead, who go on an quest to combat Black Helmet Man and the Evil Thumbpire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Andrea Fears  •  Ross Shafer  •  Paul Greenberg

Bat Thumb (2001)

Super hero Wuce Bane (a.k.a. Bat Thumb) and his trusty sidekick, Blue Jay, are called upon to save Gaaathumb City from the evil, despicable, and poorly dressed "No Face." Will the city survive? Will Bat Thumb's true identity be revealed? Will Vicky Nail learn to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bourla
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Paul Greenberg  •  Rob Paulsen  •  Jackie Harris

Super hero Wuce Bane (a.k.a. Bat Thumb) and his trusty sidekick, Blue Jay, are called upon to save Gaaathumb City from the evil, despicable, and poorly dressed "No Face." Will the city survive? Will Bat Thumb's true identity be revealed? Will Vicky Nail learn to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bourla
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Paul Greenberg  •  Rob Paulsen  •  Jackie Harris

Frankenthumb (2002)

It's ALIVE and ready to deliver nonstop comedy in Steve Oedekerk's outrageous spoof on a classic horror film...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bourla
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  S. Scott Bullock  •  Shannon Garza  •  Jim Jackman

It's ALIVE and ready to deliver nonstop comedy in Steve Oedekerk's outrageous spoof on a classic horror film...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bourla
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  S. Scott Bullock  •  Shannon Garza  •  Jim Jackman

The Blair Thumb (2002)

A trio of eager and intrepid college student filmmakers venture into the woods to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Thumb. Naturally, they get hopelessly lost and find themselves in considerable jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Portugal
CAST:  Megan Cavanagh  •  Jim Jackman  •  Steve Oedekerk  •  Paul Greenberg

A trio of eager and intrepid college student filmmakers venture into the woods to make a documentary about the legendary Blair Thumb. Naturally, they get hopelessly lost and find themselves in considerable jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Portugal
CAST:  Megan Cavanagh  •  Jim Jackman  •  Steve Oedekerk  •  Paul Greenberg

Casual Sex? (1988)

Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geneviève Robert
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Andrew Dice Clay  •  Mary Gross

Two girls go away to a holiday resort looking for a change of pace, hoping to meet some nice men for a change. They discover that they can't find the perfect man, and this forces them to reconsider their attitudes to men in general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Geneviève Robert
CAST:  Lea Thompson  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Andrew Dice Clay  •  Mary Gross

High Strung (1991)

Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to be much different ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Oedekerk  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Thomas F. Wilson

Thane Furrows, an extremely cynical but unintentionally hilarious children's book writer, wakes up one morning, and, since pretty much everyone and everything annoys him, begins another day of complaining to himself. However, the day proves to be much different ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Oedekerk  •  Kirsten Dunst  •  Thomas F. Wilson

Santa vs. the Snowman (2002)

A lonely snowman finds Santa's workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn't be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid of "Snow Minions Made Easy", he pits his snow army against Santa's elves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Davis
CAST:  Jonathan Winters  •  Ben Stein  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Don LaFontaine

A lonely snowman finds Santa's workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn't be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid of "Snow Minions Made Easy", he pits his snow army against Santa's elves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John A. Davis
CAST:  Jonathan Winters  •  Ben Stein  •  Victoria Jackson  •  Don LaFontaine

Thumbtanic (2000)

Short-subject movie parodies with casts completely comprised of the digits. Released in 1999, Thumbtanic gives the thumb-treatment to James Cameron's box-office and Oscar juggernaut Titanic and features the voice talents of Mary Jo Keenan and Mark DeCarlo, among others.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Portugal
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Mary Jo Keenen  •  Paul Greenberg  •  Rob Paulsen

Short-subject movie parodies with casts completely comprised of the digits. Released in 1999, Thumbtanic gives the thumb-treatment to James Cameron's box-office and Oscar juggernaut Titanic and features the voice talents of Mary Jo Keenan and Mark DeCarlo, among others.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Portugal
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Mary Jo Keenen  •  Paul Greenberg  •  Rob Paulsen

The Godthumb (2002)

This film is an incredibly silly parody of The Godfather,....starring thumbs with computer-generated faces! WAIT!!!! Keep reading--it's really not as dumb as it sounds and it is darn funny! Really! Steve Oedekerk has created several thumb parodies and they are all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bourla
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Megan Cavanagh  •  Cam Clarke  •  Mark DeCarlo

This film is an incredibly silly parody of The Godfather,....starring thumbs with computer-generated faces! WAIT!!!! Keep reading--it's really not as dumb as it sounds and it is darn funny! Really! Steve Oedekerk has created several thumb parodies and they are all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Bourla
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk  •  Megan Cavanagh  •  Cam Clarke  •  Mark DeCarlo

steve.oedekerk.com (1997)

A mix of stand-up comedy and sketches, notable for its mixing of live action and computer animation. The "premise" is that a young boy is watching the show on a strange CD that his mom bought. Sketches include "Glass Booth Guy" in which a gas station clerk mocks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk

A mix of stand-up comedy and sketches, notable for its mixing of live action and computer animation. The "premise" is that a young boy is watching the show on a strange CD that his mom bought. Sketches include "Glass Booth Guy" in which a gas station clerk mocks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Steve Oedekerk

Thumb Wars IX: The Thighs of Skyskipper (2020)

Thumb Wars IX is the epic tale of Loke Skyskipper and family. The story reveals the truth behind the seemingly reclusive Loke Skyskipper while tracking the ongoing internal conflict of Thumblo Ren and the mysterious origin story of Thumbray. The focus is on the fan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Zoe Oedekerk  •  Gabriel C. Brown  •  Chris Moss  •  Jenny Tran

Thumb Wars IX is the epic tale of Loke Skyskipper and family. The story reveals the truth behind the seemingly reclusive Loke Skyskipper while tracking the ongoing internal conflict of Thumblo Ren and the mysterious origin story of Thumbray. The focus is on the fan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Oedekerk
CAST:  Zoe Oedekerk  •  Gabriel C. Brown  •  Chris Moss  •  Jenny Tran