Jeremy Saulnier (ˈsɔːlnieɪ; born 1976) is an American film director, cinematographer and screenwriter. In 2007, he released Murder Party which he wrote and directed starring his childhood friend, Macon Blair. In 2013, he released Blue Ruin which was met with critical acclaim. It holds a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and 77/100 in Metacritic. He was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards and made a run at Cannes. In 2015, Saulnier directed his third feature film, thriller Green Room, which stars Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, and Imogen Poots. Saulnier will next direct an adaptation of William Giraldi's 2014 thriller novel Hold the Dark for Netflix, from a screenplay by Macon Blair.