Key Teaching Staff
Bob GosseSchool: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
Field of Teaching: Producing
Major Achievements: Director/Producer Bob Gosse graduated from the prestigious Film Program at SUNY Purchase in 1986. He began his professional career collaborating with his cousin Hal Hartley on shorts and two feature films, THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (1988) and TRUST (1990). After this, Mr. Gosse started the lauded indie film company The Shooting Gallery in 1991 with a handful of local filmmakers including Michael Almereyda, Nick Gomez and Whitney Ransick.
Mr. Gosse produced the first film out of The Shooting Gallery, LAWS OF GRAVITY (1992), which went on to a worldwide theatrical release and rave reviews. That same year he produced director Michael Almeryda’s pixelvision feature ANOTHER GIRL, ANOTHER PLANET, which won the National Film Critics Award for Best Experimental Feature. Continuing his efforts as creative director at The Shooting Gallery, Mr. Gosse produced the crime drama HANDGUN (1993) with Treat Williams for director Whitey Ransick, and followed this with collaboration with Spike Lee to produce NEW JERSEY DRIVE (1995) with LAWS OF GRAVITY director Nick Gomez. Deciding to direct was a natural next step, and Mr. Gosse got the job to direct THE LAST HOME RUN (1996) for the Shooting Gallery. After the release of that film, he was to direct the acclaimed NIAGARA, NIAGARA (1998) which was lauded at the Venice International Film Festival in 1997 and won the distinguished Volpi Cup for leading actress Robin Tunney. Mr. Gosse continued developing features for the Shooting Gallery including Billy Bob Thornton’s acclaimed SLINGBLADE (1997) as well as Kenneth Lonigan’s YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000). In 2000, Mr. Gosse adapted Wendy Hammond’s play “Julie Johnson” into a feature film starring Lilli Taylor, Courtney Love and the late Spaulding Gray.
With the dot com collapse of Shooting Gallery in late 2001, Mr. Gosse turned back to producing films and screenwriting with Tim McCann’s RUNAWAY (2004), Michael Almereyda’s TONIGHT AT NOON (2006) and Carl Evan’s FRAME OF MIND (2007).
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