Chad Hartigan

Chad Hartigan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. In 2008, he wrote and directed his first feature, Luke and Brie are on a First Date, which premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival and was remade for Latin American audiences in 2013 as Luna en Leo. His second feature, This is Martin Bonner, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best of NEXT and went on to also win the John Cassavetes Award at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards. His third feature, Morris From America, starring Markees Christmas, Craig Robinson and Carla Juri, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, where it won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and a Special Jury Award for Robinson. It was released by A24, and received both Gotham and Independent Spirit Award nominations.

Talks

My Brilliant Ideas on How to Fix the Oscars

By Chad Hartigan | December 13, 2017

My Brilliant Ideas on How to Fix the Oscars

Chad Hartigan has some thoughts about how to make the Academy Awards better, and you should really read them.

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

By Filmmakers | March 22, 2016

“Never Make Another Movie Again”: Filmmakers Choose Their Favorite Negative User Reviews

Talkhouse Film contributors dig around on IMDb, Amazon, Netflix and more to find the most hilariously outspoken takes on their movies.

Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) Talks Discovering His True Self Through Jim Carrey and Meet Joe Black

By Chad Hartigan | September 5, 2015

Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) Talks Discovering His True Self Through Jim Carrey and Meet Joe Black

How Martin Brest's misunderstood masterpiece helped a goofball teenager find love, and his identity.

Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) Talks Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night

By Chad Hartigan | December 23, 2014

Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) Talks Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night

The latest pared-down picture from the sixtysomething Belgian brothers is realism at its very best.

Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) Talks Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s 22 Jump Street

By Chad Hartigan | June 13, 2014

Chad Hartigan (This is Martin Bonner) Talks Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s 22 Jump Street

I am, almost on principle, not interested in sequels. That wasn’t always the case, of course. When I was a teenager, I would dutifully go...