Neil LaBute

Birthday:

03/19/1963

Place of birth:

Detroit - Michigan - USA:

Biography:

LaBute is of French Canadian, English and Irish ancestry, and was raised in Spokane, Washington. He studied theater at Brigham Young University (BYU), where he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At BYU he also met actor Aaron Eckhart, who would later play leading roles in several of his films. He produced a number of plays that pushed the envelope of what was acceptable at the conservative religious university, some of which were shut down after their premieres. However, he also was honored as one of the "most promising undergraduate playwrights" at the BYU theater department's annual awards. LaBute also did graduate work at the University of Kansas, New York University, and the Royal Academy of London. LaBute's first produced play, Filthy Talk for Troubled Times (1989)--a series of biting exchanges by two 'everymen' in a bar—was staged from June 3–5, 2010 by MCC Theater in Manhattan as a benefit for MCC's Playwrights' Coalition and their commitment to developing new work. LaBute also directed the reading.


Film Credits

Cleanflix (2010)
as himself
Independent's Day (1998)
as Interviewee

Production Credits

The Mulberry Bush (2016)
Director
The Mulberry Bush (2016)
Screenplay
Dirty Weekend (2015)
Director
Dirty Weekend (2015)
Writer
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Director
Some Velvet Morning (2013)
Writer
Some Girl(s) (2013)
Screenplay
Some Girl(s) (2013)
Theatre Play
Double or Nothing (2012)
Writer
Stars In Shorts (2012)
Director
Denise (2012)
Writer
BFF (2012)
Director
BFF (2012)
Screenplay
I Melt with You (2011)
Executive Producer
After-School Special (2011)
Writer
Sexting (2010)
Director
Sexting (2010)
Writer
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Director
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Director
The Wicker Man (2006)
Director
The Wicker Man (2006)
Screenplay
The Shape of Things (2003)
Director
The Shape of Things (2003)
Producer
The Shape of Things (2003)
Writer
Possession (2002)
Director
Possession (2002)
Screenplay
Bash: Latter-Day Plays (2001)
Director
Nurse Betty (2000)
Director
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Director
Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
Writer
In the Company of Men (1997)
Director
In the Company of Men (1997)
Screenplay
In the Company of Men (1997)
Theatre Play
Good Luck: In Farsi ()
Writer