SCOTT BECK & BRYAN WOODS
FILMMAKERS SCOTT BECK & BRYAN WOODS first met as sixth-graders in their hometown of Bettendorf, Iowa. After discovering a shared interest in cinema, the duo began collaborating on stop-motion movies with their Star Wars action figures. This collaboration continued into high school, where they directed numerous shorts and their first feature films. In 2001, Beck & Woods formed their production company banner Bluebox Films, under which they would write, direct and produce films, commercials, and television content.
Beck & Woods most recently wrote the screenplay for A QUIET PLACE, which was released to critical acclaim and has grossed over $340 million worldwide. The film was produced by Paramount Pictures and stars Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, who also directed. Beck & Woods additionally served as executive producers with Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes banner.
A QUIET PLACE was named as a Top Ten Film of 2018 by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review. Beck & Woods' script earned them nominations with the Writers Guild and the Critics Choice Awards, and was named one of the year's ten best scripts by The Tracking Board Hit List. On the heels of the script's sale, Paramount signed Beck & Woods to a blind deal for a project they will write and direct for the studio.
The duo is currently in post-production on the thriller HAUNT, which they wrote and directed for producer Eli Roth, Sierra/Affinity, Broken Road Productions, and Nickel City Pictures. They are also writing THE BOOGEYMAN for 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps, based on Stephen King's iconic short story of the same name.
Beck & Woods were named by Variety on their annual "10 Screenwriters to Watch" list, and they are receipients of the Writers Guild of America Evan Somers Memorial Award for distinction in writing characters with disabilities (A QUIET PLACE).
As teenagers, Beck & Woods were shortlisted as two of the top 50 directors (out of 2,000 applicants) for Ben Affleck & Matt Damon's PROJECT GREENLIGHT series on Bravo. While still in college, Beck & Woods' work caught the eye of MTV Films, which offered the pair a feature film development deal. The duo went on to write and direct an original scripted pilot for MTV and executive producer David Gale (ELECTION) and were later listed as "The Top 100 Writers on the Verge" by Tracking-Board.com.
In 2015, Beck & Woods wrote and directed NIGHTIGHT, a supernatural thriller released by Lionsgate Entertainment. The film was produced by Herrick Entertainment and Oscar®-nominated producer Michael London (SIDEWAYS). Beck & Woods subsequently developed another feature for Lionsgate, written by Mark Heyman (BLACK SWAN) and produced by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.
Beck & Woods are members of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. They are represented by ICM Partners, Anonymous Content, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, and Mortimer Public Relations.