Tommy O'Haver biography

Tommy O'Haver

Film director

1968 –


Who is Tommy O'Haver?

Tommy O'Haver is an American film director and screenwriter. He grew up in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Journalism and Comparative Literature. In the mid-1990s, he attended the MFA Film program at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. While there, he directed shorts that appeared at major festivals, including Sundance and The New York Film Festival.

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, featuring Sean Hayes, was O'Haver's directorial debut. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss played in competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Get Over It starred Kirsten Dunst, Ben Foster, Mila Kunis and Zoe Saldana in a teen comedy about a school theater production. O'Haver's third film, Ella Enchanted, featured Anne Hathaway. Catherine Keener, Ellen Page and James Franco star in An American Crime, which premiered at Sundance in 2007, a film based on a true story about an Indiana woman charged in 1965 with the murder of her neighbor's daughter. The initial reaction at Sundance was mixed, but the film garnered critical praise.


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Oct 24, 1968
  • United States of America
  • University of Southern California
  • Indiana University Bloomington

on July 23, 2013