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Eduardo Sánchez

Eduardo Sánchez

Highest Rated: 86% The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Lowest Rated: 0% Portals (2019)

Birthday: Dec 20, 1968

Birthplace: Cuba

One-half of the brainpower behind "The Blair Witch Project" (1999) phenomenon, Cuban-born Eduardo Sanchez (along with co-editor-screenwriter-director Daniel Myrick) engineered one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in cinema history, putting hope into the hearts of independent filmmakers everywhere that they too might someday make a blockbuster for peanuts. Central to their success was a potent premise that enabled them to turn all the weaknesses of low-budget filmmaking into the picture's strengths. Fed up with a genre that had come to rely on irony and special effects, they conceived the ultimate campfire ghost story, a 200-year-old legend about an outcast, a cursed town and a series of child murders and unexplained disappearances. Long before they had assembled their actors, they created an eight-minute trailer that was essentially a mock documentary of the back story of the Blair Witch. A fortuitous meeting with John Pierson led to the trailer playing on Pierson's "Split Screen" (Independent Film Channel) in 1997, and the strong reaction from many viewers buying into it as a genuine story buoyed their enthusiasm.

Photos

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, from left: Eduardo Sanchez, Daniel Myrick, 1999. © Artisan Entertainment. Intruders, Millie Brown (L), Eduardo Sanchez (R), 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, Glen Morgan (L), Eduardo Sanchez (R), 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, John Simm (L), Eduardo Sanchez (R), 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, Eduardo Sanchez, 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, Eduardo Sanchez, 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, Eduardo Sanchez (L), Millie Brown (R), 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, Eduardo Sanchez, 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA Intruders, Eduardo Sanchez (L), Millie Brown (R), 'Season 1', 08/23/2014, ©BBCAMERICA

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghost Game Executive Producer - 2024
22% 27% The Jester Executive Producer - 2023
No Score Yet 43% Last Night at Terrace Lanes Producer - 2022
No Score Yet 67% Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity Self - 2021
0% 12% Portals Film Editing - 2019
38% 31% Blair Witch Executive Producer $20.7M 2016
36% 29% Exists Director,
Film Editing
- 2014
71% 53% V/H/S/2 Director,
Screenwriter
$21.4K 2013
47% 32% Lovely Molly Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2011
No Score Yet 21% Jedi Junkies Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 22% Seventh Moon Director,
Writer
- 2008
No Score Yet 43% Altered Director - 2006
14% 18% Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Producer $26.4M 2000
86% 57% The Blair Witch Project Director,
Writer,
Film Editing
$140.5M 1999

TV

Credit
98% 80% Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Director 2023
No Score Yet 48% FBI: International Director 2023
No Score Yet 77% CSI: Vegas Director 2023
No Score Yet 48% Charmed Director 2022
66% 48% American Horror Stories Director 2021
No Score Yet 86% Nancy Drew Director 2021
93% 73% Supernatural Director 2016 2018 2020
67% 96% The InBetween Director 2019
No Score Yet 85% From Dusk Till Dawn Director 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 1999