Quick Facts of Dennis Widmyer

  • Full NameDennis Widmyer
  • Net Worth$200,000
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionDirector, Producer
  • NationalityAmerican
  • SpouseKristeen LaBrot

Dennis Widmyer is an American film director as well as a producer. Widmyer directed and wrote MTV’s Scream. Along with that, he also directed the American Horror Film Starry Eyes along with Kevin Kolsch. Widmyer is the co-founder of author Chuck Palahniuk’s official site and still runs it.

In this capsule, we discuss in details about Dennis’ early life, career, relationships, affairs, net worth, and his overall achievements. Let us take a deep dive down his life.

Dennis Widmyer Early Life, Wiki, & Bio

Widmyer was born in 1976 in the United States. Dennis is the only child of his parents however, the details of his mother and father are unknown. Maybe it is because he wants to maintain his family’s privacy. However, his Instagram post on April 6, 2019, says that his parents were proud of his achievements.

His nationality is American and belongs to White ethnicity. In 1999, Dennis Widmyer graduated from Long Island University. 

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Dennis Widmyer Career

On the same year of his graduation, Dennis Widmyer began working as a production assistant on small independent films. The next year, he began working on studio films and served as an art department assistant. He worked beside Ben Stiller on Zoolander. After a few years, he worked with him for the movie Duplex.

Similarly, Dennis also worked on the sex comedy The Guru directed by Heather Graham. With that, he worked in a handful of commercials directed by Martin Scorsese. In 2003, Widmyer alongside Kevin Kolsch co-founded Parallactic Pictures. 

Furthermore, in Parallactic Pictures, Dennis released two feature-length projects Postcards From The Future and Absence. These projects were shot on a low-budget under $30,000. After that, he spent the next few years shooting short films, music videos, and commercials.

However, in 2011, Widmyer released a movie Curtain which places #1 on film festivals like Fantastic Fest, Cinequest, and The Telluride Horror Show. Similarly, in 2013, he alongside Kevin filmed their third feature film Starry Eyes. The film premiered at SXSW.

After the release of their third feature film, the duo filmed another short project titled Holidays which stars Kevin Smith, Scott Stewart, and Gary Shore. Their most recent direction is for the film Pet Sematary which released on April 5, 2019.

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Dennis Widmyer Net Worth

An American director Dennis Widmyer’s net worth is estimated to be $200,000. Working as a director and producer has definitely helped him accumulate his worth to what it is now. Not only that, but Dennis also worked as a writer, cinematographer, and editor. Along with that, he worked in the art department, sound department as well as the transportation department.

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Dennis wrote his own feature films Holidays, Starry Eyes, Curtain, Identical Dead Sisters, Absence and, Throwaway. Similarly, he worked as an editor for movies like Holidays, Stable House, Postcards from the future: The Chuck Palahniuk Documentary.

Furthermore, the average salary of an American Director is $147,378 per year. Likewise, a producer earns $71,309 annually. The average income for a writer/editor is $56,701. Additionally, a cinematographer has an average salary of $27,590 – $59,430. Thus, Widmyer is definitely earning pretty good from his multiple professions.

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Dennis Widmyer Relationships

Dennis Widmyer met his wife Kristeen LaBrot on OkCupid. His spouse Kristeen is a wedding planner. Both of them immediately connected over their love for movies and cats. After they dated for a year, Dennis proposed to her in New York City’s central park Cat Rock. They wedded at The Paramour located in Hollywood. The estate covers 4.5 acres atop the Moreno Highlands.

“I fell in love with it the first second I saw it. I had even taken Dennis to an industry event there to drop hints.”

Dennis Widmyer and Kristeen LaBrot on their wedding day

As a wedding planner, Kristeen was responsible for the venue as well as the interior decorations. Both of them being equally obsessed with their cats, Kristeen found a way to incorporate their feline friends in escort cards and table numbers. Additionally, the music for their reception and grand entrance were from Rocky IV.

The couple is living a happily married life together along with three of their feline friends and a dog. Although Widmyer and his spouse Kristeen are already married, they do not have any children from their relationship. Furthermore, they haven’t mentioned the plans of welcoming a new member to their family too.