Manoj Nelliyattu "M. Night" Shyamalan is an American film director, screenwriter, author, producer and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and surprise endings. He was born in Puducherry, India and raised in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. His most well-received films include the supernatural horror thriller The Sixth Sense , the superhero thriller Unbreakable , the science fiction horror Signs , and the historical drama-horror film The Village . For The Sixth Sense, Shyamalan receieved a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Director. Afterwards, Shyamalan released a series of poorly received but sometimes financially successful movies, including, the dark fantasy film Lady in the Water , the horror thriller film The Happening , the film adaptation of The Last Airbender , and the science-fiction film After Earth . Following the financial failure of After Earth, Shyalaman's career was revived with the release of the found footage horror The Visit and the psychological horror Split , the latter of which is set in the same universe as his previous film Unbreakable. He was a producer for Devil and was instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series Wayward Pines.
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, FRSA was an English actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. He was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. A respected intellectual and diplomat, he held various academic posts and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.
Guillermo del Toro Gómez is an Academy award winning Mexican film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist. In his filmmaking career, del Toro has alternated between Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as the gothic horror films The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth , and more mainstream American action films, such as the vampire superhero action film Blade II , the supernatural superhero film Hellboy , its sequel Hellboy II: The Golden Army , and the science fiction monster film Pacific Rim .