Michael Almereyda is a writer and film director. His feature films include Twister (1989), Another Girl Another Planet (1992), Nadja (1995), Hamlet (2000), William Eggleston in the Real World (2005), and Paradise (2009).
Almereyda is the editor of Night Wraps the Sky: Writings by and About Mayakovsky (2008) and William Eggleston for Now (2010). His essays and commentary have appeared in The New York Times, Film Comment, the Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, and DVD booklets for the Criterion Collection.
Almereyda directed an episode of the HBO series Deadwood, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. His most recent short film, Skinningrove, was given the Jury Award for Short Non-Fiction at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. He has also taught filmmaking at Harvard and NYU.