About Stacy Cochran
Although it was a fairly small-scale film, "My New Gun" got terrific press at the Cannes Film Festival and was acclaimed one of the year's best by ROLLING STONE, THE NEW YORKER and others. Cochran directed her own script, about a gift gun which induces trauma, dark humor and even romance in the life of its suburban housewife owner (Diane Lane).
She also wrote and directed her second film, "Boys" (1996). Not as big a critical success, "Boys" starred Winona Ryder as a mysterious young woman who is hidden by a boarding school boy (Lukas Haas) and his classmates. Dismissed as somewhat vague and unfocused, "Boys" did not linger in theaters.
Cochran made her TV debut in 1994, with the CBS TV-movie "Same Difference", about the culturally rocky friendship of two teenagers.
|Williams College, Williamstown , Massachusetts|
|School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York , New York|
|Began making short films|
|Wrote and directed short film "Cocktails at Six"|
|Directed well-received short film "Another Damaging Day"|
|Wrote and directed first feature film, "My New Gun"|
|TV-movie directing debut, "Same Difference" (CBS)|
|Produced and directed "Richard Lester!", a documentary portrait of the American filmmaker|
|Wrote, produced and directed "Drop Back Ten", featuring James Le Gros and Tate Donovan; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival|