Wyatt Weed

Wyatt Weed

Wyatt Weed

Moving from his hometown of Springfield, Illinois to St. Louis in 1980, Weed attended Webster University for film production, Meramec College for still photography, and Southern Illinois University for acting. He dabbled in American Cablevision's "public access" opportunities, introducing him to the growing field of video as well as live television. After a string of short film and video projects, Wyatt landed his first film job in 1986 on the St. Louis portion of the Taylor Hackford-directed HAIL, HAIL, ROCK AND ROLL.

Longing for bigger and better opportunities, Wyatt took the trek west to Los Angeles in 1988 and soon found himself working (and acting) as a jack of all trades in a variety of television shows and feature films, including FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, LORD OF ILLUSIONS, JAY-JAY THE JET PLANE, MUPPETS FROM SPACE, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2, and RED PLANET. His major acting roles were as a predator from PREDATOR 2, and a small featured role on the STAR TREK:THE NEXT GENERATION season 3 episode "THE HIGH GROUND".

Wyatt soon moved from acting, building miniatures and art department work into second unit directing and visual effect supervision on the features KUNG FU RASCALS, GUYVER: DARK HERO, and DRIVE. He also directed STAR RUNNERS, a science fiction television pilot. The pilot was purchased by Universal but unfortunately was never aired.

After working on Ted Smith's horror film GUARDIAN OF THE REALM, Wyatt returned to St. Louis permanently and joined Robert Clark's company Pirate Pictures, writing and directing the short films TIMELINE, GREEN THUMB, the Star Wars-themed TRINITY, the music videos RECAP and TURNTABLE, and the award-winning 48 Hour Film Projects BAG OF TRICKS and LOVE BYTES. He has also directed the feature films SHADOWLAND, a vampire thriller, and FOUR COLOR EULOGY, a dramedy.

Wyatt recently completed work on THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, an epic Batman fan film that has been a passion project for 30 years.

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