Jeff Nichols

'Mud' and 'Take Shelter' Director Jeff Nichols Delivers University of Arkansas 2017 Commencement Address

'Mud' and 'Take Shelter' Director Jeff Nichols Delivers University of Arkansas 2017 Commencement Address

Perhaps that’s a bit of an overstatement. How about this - Jeff Nichols is one of Hollywood’s elite writer-directors of the 21st century under the age of 40? Better right? Regardless of age or adjectives, perhaps we can agree that writer-director Jeff Nichols has quickly established himself as a visual auteur whose knack for storytelling transcends the metaphysical, instilling a unique sense of place through carefully crafted characters and layered familial bonds as seen in Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special, and Loving. All this in a career that spans less than ten years.