Joey McFarland

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Joey McFarland
BornLouisville, Kentucky, US
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFilm Producer
Co-founder of Red Granite Pictures
Website
www.redgranitepictures.com
 
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Joey McFarland
BornLouisville, Kentucky, US
NationalityAmerican
OccupationFilm Producer
Co-founder of Red Granite Pictures
Website
www.redgranitepictures.com

Christopher "Joey" McFarland (born April 30, 1972) is an American independent film producer,[1] and Vice Chairman of Red Granite Pictures.[2]

Life and Career[edit]

Joey McFarland is Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Red Granite Pictures. McFarland is a highly successful producer and oversees the company's day-to-day operations, its business divisions, personnel and all matters relating to Red Granite Pictures motion picture film slate. Under his leadership, Red Granite has produced, distributed and structured financing for more than five motion pictures. McFarland started Red Granite's slate with the hit romantic comedy, Friends with Kids[3] Written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, Friends With Kids also stars Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Chris O'Dowd. In 2012, following the success of Friends With Kids, McFarland went on to executive produce the dramatic thriller, Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, and Forest Whitaker. Scott Cooper of Crazy Heart directed the feature which was released on December 6, 2013.[4] Recently, McFarland produced the highly anticipated film The Wolf of Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street is based upon Jordan Belfort's best-selling novel of the same name and was adapted into a screenplay by Terence Winter. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, and was directed by Martin Scorsese. The film was released on December 25, 2013.[5] The Wolf of Wall Street has achieved tremendous box office success and critical acclaim - including a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for star Leonardo DiCaprio and five Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.

Also in 2013, McFarland completed production on Horns, a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple and directed by Alexandre Aja. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill and will be released in 2014 by Dimension-RADiUS.[6] McFarland is also a producer on the sequel Dumb and Dumber To directed by Pete and Bobby Farrelly. The film reprises Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels classic roles of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne and will be released on November 14, 2014 by Universal Pictures.[7]

Joey McFarland was born in Louisville, Kentucky, where he attended the University of Louisville.[8] In 2010, with producing partner Riza Aziz, McFarland co-founded Red Granite Pictures.

In 2011, Variety named McFarland to their list of Top 10 Producers to Watch.

Filmography[edit]

As Producer[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

YearGroupAwardFilmResult
2014Academy AwardsBest PictureThe Wolf of Wall StreetNominated
2014Golden Globe AwardsBest Picture – Musical or ComedyThe Wolf of Wall StreetNominated
2014AFI AwardsMovie of the YearThe Wolf of Wall StreetWon
2014PGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion PicturesThe Wolf of Wall StreetNominated

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