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Profile:Patrick Tatopoulos/Director/Creature Designer

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PATRICK TATOPOULOS (Director / Creature Designer) made his feature directing debut with the Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans. Previously, Tatopoulos established himself as a distinguished production designer and creator of creature effects. His signature style is recognizable in such successful feature films as Total Recall, I Am Legend, Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Silent Hill, I, Robot, Resident Evil: Extinction, Pitch Black, Independence Day, Dark City, Stargate and Godzilla.His other credits include 10,000 B.C., Van Helsing, The Chronicles of Riddick, Aliens vs. Predator, Bram Stoker'sDracula, Gallow Walker, The Dead Girl, The Messengers and The Cave.Tatopoulos also designed the werewolves for director Michael Dougherty’s Trick R Treat and special makeup effects for Joel Schumacher’s horror film, Creek. He worked extensively on the horror thriller The Ruins, based on the novel by Scott Smith, where he designed man-eating plants for the film, directed by Carter Smith.  In 2008, Tatopoulos teamed with Samuel Hadida’s production team and director Michael Bassett on the action-adventure-fantasy Solomon Kane, based on the comic of the same name.  In 2009, Tatopoulos will again collaborate with Hadida to develop and direct, Vampire Hunter D.Tatopoulos has designed several acclaimed music videos, including three for the popular rock band Linkin Park. In the commercial arena, he has collaborated on a series of Mike’s Hard Lemonade commercials and designed several Intel Pentium 4 commercials for David Kellogg, featuring the Blue Man Group. Another commercial of note designed by Tatopoulos was a Reebok “clones” spot for Sam Bayer. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com Link: www.123FilmEasy.com. Follow us on Twitter @123Film