YOUTHHe is the son of Tom Whedon and the grandson ofJohn Whedon his younger brothers are Jed Whedonand Zack Whedon (All Four are/were TelevisionWriters)Attended and graduated from Wesleyan University in1987Was educated at Winchester College, England.Wrote a lot of comics as a kid
APPRENTICEWrote the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer but wasvery unhappy with it(1992)Also wrote the script for Toy Story(1995)Worked as a “Script Doctor” for many years. One ofthe scripts he ﬁxed was Speed
AWARDS HONORSAn Annie (Writing Toy Story)Emmy (Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog)An Eyegore AwardA Vanguard AwardSFX Award for Best Director (Serenity)Nebula Award (Best Script Serenity)
TECHNIQUES - STYLEHis Basic style is to make References to classic storiesand ﬁlms and use storytelling methods and directreference in dialogue to create a beautiful tale.
FILMS DIRECTEDSerenityThorAvengersMuch Ado About Nothing
Buffy the Vampire SlayerThe GetawaySpeedWaterworldToy StoryAlien Resurrection FILMS WRITTENTitan A.E.XmenAtlantisCaptain AmericaThe Cabin in the Woods
QUOTES“I love fantasy. I love horror. I love musicals. Whatever doesnt really happen inlife is what Im interested in. As a way of commenting on everything that doeshappen in life, because ultimately the only thing Im really interested in ispeople.”“I think everyone who makes movies should be forced to do television. Becauseyou have to ﬁnish. You have to get it done, and there are a lot of decisions madejust for the sake of making decisions. You do something because its efﬁcient andbecause it gets the story told and it connects to the audience.”“Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.”
LEGACY - INFLUENCEhis legacy was written before he was born. Hisgrandfather wrote for television(Leave it to Beaveretc..). His father wrote for television(Golden Girlsetc..) and now he is writing for tv with shows such asBuffy, Angel, Fireﬂy, Dollhouse, Some episodes ofthe Ofﬁce, Glee and more. So his legacy is one ofgreat stories, and fantastic ﬁlmmaking.
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