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Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Jake Scott
For director Jake Scott, coming this year for the first time to the Toronto International Film Festival was especially meaningful, He brought with him the drama American Woman starring Sienna Miller who portrays Deb, a 32-year-old mom in the throes of a parent’s worst nightmare, the disappearance...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Malik Vitthal
“It was a gift,” affirmed Malik Vitthal. “Back when I was a P.A., BBDO was the dream company I wanted to work for. And Procter & Gamble was a dream client with work like the ‘Thank You, Mom’ campaign, sharing these different mothers’ stories. It was the kind of work I aspired to as a director...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Up-and-Coming Directors: Presenting The Fall Collection
SHOOT’s fall ensemble of up-and-coming directors includes a feature filmmaker who recently wrapped her first commercial, an empowering piece for Nike. Also in the mix is an artisan who’s meshing art and science to great effect, reflected in her work garnering a recent Grand Prix in VR at the Venice...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Yorgos Lanthimos
A Best Original Screenplay Oscar nominee in 2017 for his English-language directorial debut The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos—whose Dogtooth received a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nod six years earlier—now finds himself once again in the awards season conversation, this time for The Favourite (Fox...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Sam Taylor-Johnson
For filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson, it’s all about the story. And the story in James Frey’s initially acclaimed book, “A Million Little Pieces,” captivated her—a profound attraction which remained steadfast despite the controversy that later arose when it was revealed that parts of the memoir about...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Tamara Jenkins
There’s a symmetry to the protracted journey that finally gave birth to writer/director Tamara Jenkins’ Private Life, a story centered on a middle-aged couple (portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn) long trying to become parents through assisted reproductive technology and/or adoption, coping...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: John Hillcoat
Feature director ( The Road, The Proposition ) John Hillcoat successfully extended his reach to commercials back in 2010, making an auspicious ad debut with Levi’s “To Work” for Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, Ore. Fast forward to today and Hillcoat has gone far beyond just crossing over from one...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Paul Greengrass
For Paul Greengrass—a Best Director Oscar nominee for United 93 in 2007—the chance to have his 22 July find an audience in theaters and on the Netflix platform right out of the gate represents a best-of-both-worlds scenario. But it’s the state of our world—reflected in his latest film—that makes...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Fall 2018 Director's Profile: Lance Acord
Continuing to break new ground with his commercialmaking via Park Pictures—a prime example being the recent high-profile Nike ad featuring Colin Kaepernick—Lance Acord is also prepping to break through with his feature directorial debut. On the former score, Acord teamed with Park Pictures’...
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Welcome to the Special Fall 2018 Directors Series SHOOT>e.dition
Welcome to the Special Fall 2018 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our mix of profiles includes several filmmakers whose work has entered this awards season’s Oscar conversation, including Paul Greengrass for 22 July, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite, and Tamara Jenkins for Private Life...

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