“When I was a kid I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies”
Manoj “M. Night” Shyamalan (Born 6 August 1970) is an Indian-American film director, screenwriter, author, producer, and actor known for making movies with contemporary supernatural plots and surprise endings.
His most praised films include the supernatural horror thriller “The Sixth Sense” (1999), the superhero drama thriller “Unbreakable” (2000), the science fiction thriller “Signs” (2002), the found footage horror “The Visit” (2015) and the psychological horror “Split” (2016). His other films include “The Village” (2004), “Lady in the Water” (2006), “The Happening” (2008), “The Last Airbender” (2010), and “After Earth” (2013).
He is also known for producing “Devil” (2010), as well as being instrumental in the creation of the Fox science fiction series “Wayward Pines”.
Shyamalan is also known for filming and setting his films in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was raised, and for including plot twists. Most of his commercially successful films were co-produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios’ Touchstone and Hollywood film imprints.