Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard (born February 26, 1975) is an American film and television screenwriter, director, and producer. He began his career as a writer on television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost. He also created the Netflix superhero series Daredevil. Goddard went on to co-write and make his directorial film debut with the horror-comedy film The Cabin in the Woods (2012). He then directed, wrote and produced the neo-noir thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018). Goddard wrote the screenplay for the science fiction films Cloverfield (2008) and World War Z (2013). For the science fiction film The Martian (2015), he earned the National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.