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 numerous acclaimed television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost. Goddard received further recognition for writing the successful monster horror film Cloverfield (2008) and the action horror film World War Z (2013).
Goddard made his directorial feature film debut with the horror-comedy film The Cabin in the Woods (2012). In 2015, Goddard wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed science fiction film The Martian, for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He then directed the mystery thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale (2018).