Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Director Profiles

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Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Dom&Nic
While audiences on both sides of the Atlantic have for many years and counting been drawn to the work of the directorial duo of Dom&Nic—repped by Station Film in the U.S. and Outsider in Europe—perhaps what’s most remarkable is the varied nature of their storytelling, with content ranging from...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Martin de Thurah
At an early age Martin de Thurah studied acting and painting as he tried to find his way in the arts. He wound up on a path which led to National Film School in his native Denmark, eventually finding his calling as a director. In 2005, de Thurah made his first directorial splash in music videos...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Rudy Valdez
In his feature directorial debut— The Sentence, which recently won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival—Rudy Valdez appears in a brief scene during a contemplative moment, becoming as vulnerable as those he’s filming. Valdez confesses, “I don’t know what it is about...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Rebecca Miller
An accomplished narrative filmmaker—as evidenced by Maggie’s Plan, a Sony Pictures Classics release starring Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore, Personal Velocity which won the Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Independent Spirit’s coveted John Cassavetes Award, and her first feature Angela,...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Alison Klayman
Director Alison Klayman—whose work spans lauded documentaries, shorts, commercials and branded content—is no stranger to the festival circuit, initially scoring with her feature documentary debut, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, which won a Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Fest, and was then...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Luca Guadagnino
On one hand, Call Me by Your Name had myriad challenges to overcome—budget constraints, numerous stops and starts, and varied unfulfilled project iterations over nearly 10 years since actor Peter Spears first read the novel of the same title by Andre Aciman and set out to produce a film that would...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: Bryan Fogel
Bryan Fogel’s auspicious debut as a documentary filmmaker is a testament to his adaptability as the story he intended was relegated to the backburner when a much bigger, all encompassing tale emerged. And his deft handling of that tale has yielded Icarus, which recently won the Best Documentary...
Monday, Mar. 26, 2018
Spring 2018 Director's Profile: DeMane Davis
DeMane Davis loves directing commercials and branded content via production house Sweet Rickey. But she won’t be able to do so for about a six-month stretch, a prospect which she welcomes because a new opportunity beckons, one which she feels will enable her to bring even more to the ad arena when...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Dee Rees
Director Dee Rees’ Mudbound has put Netflix squarely in this season’s Oscar conversation. Rees also wrote the screenplay—in tandem with producer Virgil Williams, based on the novel by Hillary Jordan. The story centers on two families—one black, the other white—in the rural American South during...
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Fall 2017 Director's Profile: Damian Kulash
A love letter to Michel Gondry that went unanswered and the increasingly integral role played by visuals in the success of music proved to be key catalysts prompting Damian Kulash—lead singer, guitarist and founder of rock band OK Go—to extend his creative reach to filmmaking. His diversification...

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