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Will Rowbotham / Richard Abate
In New York City, I read books at Columbia University, played electric sitar in the subways, and explored various forms of art. Then I gave away my musical instruments and moved to Los Angeles to become a filmmaker.
My feature DANIEL ISN'T REAL premiered at SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST to amazing reviews. It will released in the U.S. on December 6th by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
I was one of the directors on the anthology horror film HOLIDAYS, which was the opening film of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival’s midnight section. Other directors on the project included Kevin Smith, Gary Shore, and Sarah Adina Smith.
My first feature, 2015’s SOME KIND OF HATE was called “The next contemporary horror classic” by Fangoria.
2015 also saw the release of my acclaimed graphic novel Ballistic, with art by Darick Robertson, published by Steve Niles’ Black Mask Studios. The graphic novel was praised by reviewers including USA Today and Ain’t It Cool News, and was called “The Best Comic of The Year” by several writers.
Previously, I directed music videos, promos, and commercials, including a hip-hop documentary web series called “Jerk All-Stars” commissioned by Sprite.
In 2016 I founded the production company Destroy All Entertainment, which has produced music videos and commercials with top directors and has produced several successful microbudget features.