Lee Toland Krieger (born 1982/1983) is an American film director and screenwriter best known for the films The Vicious Kind (2008) and Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012).
Krieger was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He became “hooked” on filmmaking at the age of 13 when his neighbor, film producer Steve Perry, brought him to the set of the 1996 film Executive Decision. Krieger later interned for Perry during high school, and in college he worked for Neil LaBute and his producing partner Gail Mutrux. He graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema and Television in 2005.
Krieger founded a production company, Autumn Entertainment, in 2004, under which his first project was December Ends, a feature film shot on a US$75,000 budget. The film premiered at the 2006 Method Fest, two years after it was shot, where it won the festival’s Best Picture award.
In 2008, Krieger wrote and directed The Vicious Kind… read more