Fierce People marks the fourth feature film directed by Griffin Dunne. Born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles, he enjoyed great success as actor and memorably appeared in the '80s cult classics An American Werewolf in London, directed by John Landis, and the Martin Scorsese black comedy After Hours, as well as 1991's My Girl and I Like It Like That released in 1994. After directing his first short film in 1996, The Duke's Groove, which was nominated for an Oscar®, Dunne went on to direct the feature films Addicted to Love, Practical Magic, and Famous. Along with partner Amy Robinson he formed the company Double Play Productions. Their film productions include Running on Empty, White Palace, and Once Around. Most recently Dunne both produced and starred in the film Game 6, which premiered this year at Sundance.