PJ Posner


Having spent his career as a director, writer, and producer of independent films, PJ has hands-on experience in every aspect of filmmaking.

PJ’s first script, Getting In, a comedy/thriller satirizing the cutthroat competition for admission to medical school, marked the directorial debut of Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Fair Game).

PJ made his own directorial debut with Last Breath, a thriller starring Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210) about a man desperate to find a transplant donor for his dying wife.

Last Breath premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. Variety called it “a solid, thoughtful little thriller... [that] keeps you guessing right until the end and even past it.”

His following movie, The Next Big Thing, a light-hearted satire of the art world, opened to rave reviews. The New York Times called it, “a deftly satisfying, comically coherent sendup of the world of art... that does with a lighter hand for art what The Producers does for show business.”

PJ has served as Executive Producer of three other films including Secretary, an offbeat love story starring James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and The Dying Gaul, written and directed by renowned playwright Craig Lucas. He has written a script for producer Nancy Tenenbaum (sex, lies & videotape, Daytrippers, Meet The Parents). PJ also directs commercials and corporate films for clients including GE, Kumon and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He is currently working on a film for the History Channel.