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Director Profiles

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Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Miles Jay
Miles Jay first graced the pages of SHOOT’s Directors Series in 2013 when he was included in our Up-and-Coming Directors feature largely on the strength of an interactive short film, Carly’s Cafe, that introduced us to Carly Fleishman, a 17 year old who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Reginald Hudlin
At first blush it might seem that director Reginald Hudlin was moving out of his comfort zone when taking on a drama, Marshall, that sought to shed light on Thurgood Marshall, the attorney who successfully argued the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. The Board of Education and later became the...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Todd Haynes
Looking to open up a new world via parallel stories set 50 years apart, director Todd Haynes found his own crew members on Wonderstruck (Amazon Studios) personally discovering and being moved by that very same world almost as if life were imitating the art they were trying to create. Nominated for...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Craig Gillespie
On the surface, many may find the prospect of re-living the Tonya Harding story an unappetizing deja vu. The Olympic ice figure skater along with her then husband, Jeff Gillooly, were implicated in a knee-smashing attack on her prime U.S. skating competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, just prior to the 1994...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Stephen Frears
Among the many collaborators who stand out for director Stephen Frears on the recently released Victoria & Abdul (Focus Features) are two he’s had a long, rewarding track record with; however while both have brought him joy, one of them now evokes sadness. The latter is production designer Alan...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton
Battle of the Sexes (Fox Searchlight) takes us to 1973 when the eighth wonder of the world—believe it or not, that’s what the Houston Astrodome was called—hosted the tennis match of the century, pitting champion Billie Jean King, age 29, against Bobby Riggs, 55, himself a former champ turned rogue...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Sean Baker
While the Cliff Notes’ version of writer/producer/director/editor Sean Baker’s filmography often first points to his revolutionary use of the iPhone camera to lens the critically acclaimed feature Tangerine, it’s about time to get past that breakthrough which in the big picture is a novelty...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Welcome to the Special Fall 2017 Directors Series SHOOT>e.dition
Welcome to the Special Fall 2017 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our mix of profiles includes several filmmakers whose work has entered this season’s Oscar conversation, including Sean Baker for The Florida Project, Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton for Battle of the Sexes, Stephen Frears for...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Up-and-Coming Directors: Assembling The Spring Collection
SHOOT’s spring ensemble of up-and-coming directors includes a pair of duos—one which recently scored a major coup at the Sundance Film Festival; the other creating and helming spec fare that’s opened assorted industry doors. Also in the mix is a solo filmmaker whose branded documentary fare and...
Monday, Mar. 27, 2017
Spring 2017 Director's Profile: Cole Webley
The greatest comeback in Super Bowl history came with this year’s tale of two games within one—the first dominated at the outset by the Atlanta Falcons, the second taken over by the eventual winner, the New England Patriots. In what shaped up as a parallel universe, the accompanying crop of Super...

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