Filmmaker, and friend, David R. Ellis tragically passed away today.
Ellis, a veteran stuntman who had transitioned into film-making a few years back with “Final Destination 2″ but more famously helmed 2006’s “Snakes on a Plane”, was found dead in his hotel room in South Africa. Ellis had relocated to the country for six months to work on his adaptation of the book “Kite”, set to star Samuel L.Jackson. Cause of death is unknown at this point.
Ellis, whose other credits include “Asylum”, “The Final Destination”, “Cellular” and “Shark Night”, is survived by his wife and daughter.
Ellis, who I had the pleasure of speaking to many times, was a gracious, amiable and very level-headed guy. He also seemed to be someone who really enjoyed life – spending much of his off-time surfing – and just making the moment of every minute we have on this Earth.
Rest in Peace, David.
Hear David on The Hole Cast last year here.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.