Lost Highway: About The Filmmakers

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David Lynch has directed the following feature films: ERASERHEAD (1972), THE ELEPHANT MAN (1976), DUNE (1984), BLUE VELVET (1986), WILD AT HEART (1990), TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992), and LOST HIGHWAY (1996).

Deepak Nayar has produced two previous projects for David Lynch, "Hotel Room," an HBO anthology and "On The Air," an ABC series.

Among his credits as producer are the CBS series "Second Chances" and "Hotel Malibu" for Lynn Latham and Bernard Lethowick for Sweet Eugenia Films. He produced the Fox pilot "White Dwarf" for American Zoetrope. As producer for Merchant Ivory he worked on THE PERFECT MURDER and several other films. Most recently, he produced Wim Wenders' THE END OF VIOLENCE, which stars Bill Pullman and Andie McDowell.

Nayar began his producer experience in his home country, India. His film credits there include TUM LAUT AAO and CHARONDA, both for Climb Films.

Tom Sternberg includes among his credits as a producer, Francis Ford Coppola's APOCALYPSE NOW, THE BLACK STALLION, directed by Carroll Ballard, THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS, directed by Robert Dalva, and DIM SUM and EAT A BOWL OF TEA, both directed by Wayne Wang.

Sternberg has also been instrumental in bringing some of the best foreign language cinema to the U.S. over the last fifteen years. As a producer's representative, he has been responsible for the North American sale of many of Francois Truffaut's and Eric Rohmer's films as well as JEAN DE FLORETTE, MANON DES SOURCES, EUROPA EUROPA, TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE, UN COEUR EN HIVER, QUEEN MARGOT, INDOCHINE, CINEMA PARADISO, MEDITERRANEO, IL POSTINO, THE STORY OF QIU JU, and TO LIVE, among others. MARYSWEENEY (PRODUCER/EDITOR)

Mary Sweeney made her debut as a producer on the critically-acclaimed Michael Almereyda film NADJA.

Sweeney has worked as an editor on both feature and documentary films since 1979, including a series of projects at Lucasfilm and Fantasy Film in the San Francisco Bay area. She first began working with David Lynch on BLUE VELVET, and continued on subsequent feature films including WILD AT HEART, TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, and LOST HIGHWAY Sweeney also collaborated with Lynch on the television projects "Twin Peaks," "On The Air" and "Hotel Room," and on the theatrical production "Industrial Symphony Number T."

An artist as well, Sweeney studied painting at the Corcoran School of Fine Art in Washington D.C..

Barry Gifford is the author of the novels Cat Face, Night People, Arise and Walk, Port Tropique, Perdita Durango and Wild at Heart: The Story of Sailor & Lula among other books.

Gifford has received the Maxwell Perkins Award and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Prize. He has been awarded the Premio Brancari, an award established by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alberto Moravia in Italy, for his novel Night People.

Patricia Norris has had a working relationship with David Lynch which began on THE ELEPHANT MAN for which she received an Academy Award Nomination for her Victorian costumes. She continued in the capacity of production and costume designer on BLUE VELVET, WILD AT HEART and the pilot for "Twin Peaks," for which Norris received an Emmy. Her work in films includes JOURNEY OF AUGUST KING, 2010, and THE ROSE GARDEN.

Norris has received other Oscar nominations for her work as costume designer on VICTOR/ VICTORIA and DAYS OF HEAVEN.

Peter Deming has worked with David Lynch on the HBO production of "Hotel Room," the ABC television project "On the Air," which Lynch produced, a music video for Yoshiki, as well as several commercial projects. Deming has worked on projects in both film and television, including the Academy Award-nominated dramatic short, THE SILENCE, directed by Michael Uno.

Feature credits include MY COUSIN VINNY, JOE'S APARTMENT, S.F.W., SON-IN-LAW, NATIONAL LAMPOON'S LOADED WEAPON I, EVIL DEAD TI, among others. Deming has also shot several projects with the Hudlin brothers including HOUSE PARTY, for which he was awarded the I 990 Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival and a nomination from the Independent Feature Project.

Angelo Badalamenti received a Grammy for the music from "Twin Peaks," the series. The album has gone gold in 15 countries. He composed the acclaimed scores for BLUE VELVET, WILD AT HEART and TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, all by David ynch, as well as Paul Schrader's THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS.

Together with Lynch, he co-wrote and produced the Brooklyn Academy of Music theatrical production "Industrial Symphony Number 1," which received the American Music Video Entertainment Award. He and Lynch also collaborated on two Julie Cruise albums, "Floating into the Night" and "Mysteries of Love."

Badalamenti has written songs for many artists including Patti Austin, George Benson, Mel Tillis, Nancy Wilson, Melba Moore and Roberta Flack. He has also arranged and orchestrated music for such performers as Liza Minnelli and the Pet Shop Boys. Badalamenti has also written and recorded music for Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video.

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