Roger Avery directed Mr Stitch with which stared Rutger Hauer


Date of birth 23rd August 1965

Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada

Birth name  Franklin Brauner


Roger's father was a mining engineer, which caused his family to move a great deal when he was a child. By the 1980s, Avary had settled in Manhattan Beach, CA, and had developed a passionate interest in movies.  Roger wrote and directed a short film, The Worm Turns, which was named Best Film in the 16-19 age group at the LAFTA Teen Film Expo.

A few years later, while struggling to get his career off the ground Roger met Quentin Tarantino, it was not long before they started working together.  Roger helped Quentin Tarantino, with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.

In 1995, Roger turned his attentions to television, writing, and directing a quirky made-for-TV sci-fi film called Mr. Stitch, which stared Rutger Hauer, and was created as a pilot for a series. The Mr. Stitch series didn't sell.