When I was 5, I won the "Gong Show" at summer camp with an imitation of Charlie Chaplin repeatedly slipping on a banana peel. I was having so much fun that I forgot where I was and the judges had to pull me off the stage.
I've been making plays and movies ever since...
I've directed three feature films over the last two years. The romantic drama ALL MY LIFE for Universal Pictures stars Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) & Harry Shum (Crazy Rich Asians). It was released Christmas 2020.
Dramatic thriller HUMAN CAPITAL, starring Liev Schrieber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Sarsgaard, Maya Hawke and Alex Wolff, premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in March 2020 by Vertical Entertainment, with Universal & WarnerMedia releasing the film internationally.
The heavy-metal genre flick WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS stars Alexandra Daddario, Johnny Knoxville, and Maddie Hasson. It was released in April 2020 via Lionsgate, and is currently available on Netflix. Owen Gleiberman of Variety said “Meyers refuses to treat the slasher movie as a cheeky debased genre. What happens going forward may be insane, but he stages it with a cunning visual-dramatic logic… it feels like it could be the first horror film directed by Richard Linklater.”
Previous features I've both written & directed. They include the critically-acclaimed cult hit MY FRIEND DAHMER, based on my Blacklist screenplay adapted from the lauded graphic novel of the same name. My Friend Dahmer, starring former Disney star Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, and Anne Heche, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was invited to numerous prestigious festivals around the world including Deauville, London, Sitges, Rome, Frameline, Fantasia, and Fantastic Fest. Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers called it “a warped wonder of a movie.” Following its strong theatrical run, it aired on HBO and continues to chart on iTunes and other channels.
HOW HE FELL IN LOVE, starring Matt McGorry & Amy Hargreaves, premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and was released the following summer via Orion Pictures and Monument Releasing. HARVEST, a New York Times Critics Pick, starring Academy Award Nominees Robert Loggia and Barbara Barrie, was released in 2011, and featured an original score by Duncan Sheik & David Poe.
I began my career as a playwright with various theater collectives in New York including the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Cherry Lane Theatre. I live with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, NY, where I often lovingly fill the roles of short-order cook, chauffeur, and sherpa.
I'm represented by the United Talent Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.