- First became interested in filmmaking when his dad's boss brought a video camera to his sister's 10th birthday party and made a film of it.
- At 12, he made his own version of A Nightmare on Elm Street.
- Made his feature-film directorial debut with the 2001 horror-comedy All Cheerleaders Die, which he also wrote and produced.
- Critical breakthrough was the 2002 horror flick May.
- Was asked to contribute to Showtime's anthology series Masters of Horror after releasing only two movies.
- Wrote, produced and starred in Roman (2006), which marked his first major acting role.
- Was surrounded by controversy at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival after some people ran out of the theater during a screening of his violent film The Woman.
- Mike McKee — Father
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (BFA in Filmic Writing, 1997)