John Sayles's Filmography

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Django Lives! announced
Dr. Del 2016 TV Movie
Go for Sisters 2013
Amigo 2010 written by
The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 screenplay
Honeydripper 2007 written by
Silver City 2004 written by
Casa de los babys 2003 written by
Sunshine State 2002 written by
Limbo 1999 written by
Men with Guns 1997/II written by
Lone Star 1996 written by
Piranha 1995 original screenplay / story
The Secret of Roan Inish 1994 screenplay
Men of War 1994 screenplay
Passion Fish 1992 written by
City of Hope 1991 written by
Shannon's Deal 1990 TV Series written by - 2 episodes
Breaking In 1989 written by
Shannon's Deal 1989 TV Movie
Eight Men Out 1988 screenplay
Matewan 1987 written by
Wild Thing 1987 screenplay / story
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Movie
The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 screenplay
The Brother from Another Planet 1984
Enormous Changes at the Last Minute 1983 writer
Baby It's You 1983 screenplay
Lianna 1983 written by
The Challenge 1982 written by
The Howling 1981 screenplay
A Perfect Match 1980 TV Movie
Battle Beyond the Stars 1980 screenplay / story
Alligator 1980 screenplay / story
The Lady in Red 1979 written by
Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979 writer
Piranha 1978 screenplay / story
La Ruta de los Caídos 2018 written by filming

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Normals 2012 Dr. Marx
In the Electric Mist 2009 Michael Goldman
The Toe Tactic 2008 Cramden
Honeydripper 2007 Zeke
Scene by Scene 2003 TV Series
Sunshine State 2002 Man who almost got hit by a golf ball (uncredited)
Girlfight 2000 Science Teacher
Gridlock'd 1997 Cop #1
My Life's in Turnaround 1993 Marginal Producer
Matinee 1993 Bob
Malcolm X 1992 FBI Agent
Passion Fish 1992 Doctor in Soap (uncredited)
Straight Talk 1992 Guy Girardi
City of Hope 1991 Carl
Square One Television 1991 TV Series Roy 'Lefty' Cobbs
Mathnet 1991 TV Series Roy 'Lefty' Cobbs
Little Vegas 1990 Mike
Shannon's Deal 1990 TV Series Ronny Nash
La fine della notte 1989 Wayne
Untama giru 1989
Eight Men Out 1988 Ring Lardner
Matewan 1987 Hardshell Preacher
Unnatural Causes 1986 TV Movie Lloyd
Something Wild 1986 Motorcycle Cop
Hard Choices 1985 Don
The Brother from Another Planet 1984 Man In Black
Lianna 1983 Jerry
The Howling 1981 Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979 Howie
Piranha 1978 Army Sentry (uncredited)

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for Sisters 2013
Amigo 2010
Honeydripper 2007
Silver City 2004
Casa de los babys 2003
Sunshine State 2002
Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 2001 Video documentary videos "Born in the U.S.A.", "I'm on Fire", "Glory Days"
Limbo 1999
Men with Guns 1997/II
Lone Star 1996
The Secret of Roan Inish 1994
Passion Fish 1992
City of Hope 1991
Shannon's Deal 1990 TV Series
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 1989 Video documentary videos "Born in the USA", "Glory Days", "I'm on Fire"
Eight Men Out 1988
Matewan 1987
Bruce Springsteen: Glory Days 1985 Video short
Bruce Springsteen: I'm on Fire 1985 Video short
The Brother from Another Planet 1984
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. 1984 Video short
Baby It's You 1983
Lianna 1983
Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dr. Del 2016 TV Movie executive producer
Elsie Hooper 2016 Short executive producer
Talents 2015 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
My Mexican Shivah 2007 executive producer
Girlfight 2000 executive producer
Santitos 1999 executive producer

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for Sisters 2013
Amigo 2010
Honeydripper 2007
Silver City 2004 edited by
Casa de los babys 2003
Sunshine State 2002
Limbo 1999
Men with Guns 1997/II
Lone Star 1996
The Secret of Roan Inish 1994
Passion Fish 1992
City of Hope 1991
The Brother from Another Planet 1984
Lianna 1983
Return of the Secaucus Seven 1979

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic 2013 TV Movie documentary sound
Trip Flip 2012-2013 TV Series audio - 12 episodes
My First Sale 2010 TV Series documentary audio - 1 episode

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Go for Sisters 2013 writer: "Kee Kee Kee Ki"
Honeydripper 2007 writer: "You Got to Choose", "China Doll", "The Music Keeps Rollin' On"
Casa de los babys 2003 lyrics: "Quién Sera" / writer: "Quién Sera"
Sunshine State 2002 lyrics: "Skeeter Pie", "Buccaneer Daze"
Limbo 1999 writer: "Loving You Is Hell Enough For Me"
The Newton Boys 1998 writer: "Guide Us to Thy Side"
The Brother from Another Planet 1984 "Homeboy", "Promised Land"

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La maleta mexicana 2011 Documentary creative advisor
The Mexican Suitcase 2011 Documentary creative advisor
P.O.V. 2008 TV Series documentary advisor - 1 episode
American Dream 1990 Documentary additional funding

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
We Are One 2017 Documentary special thanks
An Unsafe Place: Making 'Men of War' 2016 Video documentary short special thanks
VOD Indie 2013 TV Series thanks - 1 episode
The Story of Film: An Odyssey 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary thanks - 4 episodes
Union Square 2011 very special thanks
Committed: The Toronto International Film Festival 2010 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Accidents Happen 2009 special thanks
I Believe in America 2007 very special thanks
American Pets 2006 Video short special thanks
Secondhand Lions 2003 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bit Parts! The Joe Dante Players 2016 Video documentary short Himself
The Films of Avi Krum 2016 Short Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Third Man: A Filmmaker's Influence 2015 Documentary short Himself
Algren 2014 Documentary Himself
Rivertown Film Society Meet Director John Sayles 2014 Video short Himself
That Guy Dick Miller 2014 Documentary Himself
Overheard 2014 TV Series Himself - interviewee
TakePart Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Costas at the Movies 2013 TV Series Himself
Let Fury Have the Hour 2012 Documentary Himself
Casting By 2012 Documentary Himself
The Story of Film: An Odyssey 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Legend of Ivan Tors 2011 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Democracy Now! 2011 TV Series Himself
Bottomline 2011 TV Series Himself
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Himself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Writer / Director
Ceremonia de clausura - 58 Festival Internacional de San Sebastián 2010 TV Movie Himself
Miradas 2 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Sodankylä ikuisesti 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Studs Terkel: Listening to America 2009 TV Short documentary
Great Directors 2009 Documentary Himself
39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Texas Monthly Talks 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Shootout 2008 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
TCM Guest Programmer 2008 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Ceremonia de clausura - 55º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2007 TV Movie Himself
IFP's Independent Filmmaker Conference 2007 Video short Himself - Film Director
Obscene 2007 Documentary
Trailers from Hell 2007 TV Series Himself
Edge of Outside 2006 Documentary Himself
American Pets 2006 Video short Himself
Who Needs Sleep? 2006 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Difference 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Cinema 3 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
Tell Them Who You Are 2004 Documentary Himself
Now 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Dinner for Five 2003 TV Series Himself
Beyond Borders: John Sayles in Mexico 2003 Documentary Himself
Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling' 2003 Video documentary Himself
American Storytellers 2003 Documentary Himself
A Constant Forge 2000 Documentary Himself
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Panel 1999 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1995-1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1996 TV Series Himself
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Naked Hollywood 1991 TV Mini-Series Himself
The Media Show 1989 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Sources:
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