Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Director Profiles

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Welcome to the Special Fall 2016 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our mix of profiles includes two women who are breaking new ground: Alma Har’el whose Free The Bid initiative is gaining momentum as it seeks to help open up new commercialmaking/branded content opportunities for...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

With last month’s release of sci-fi thriller Morgan (Twentieth Century Fox), Luke Scott formally made his feature directorial debut.  Yet Scott in recent years has already made an impact in the theatrical motion picture marketplace, having helmed, for example, the “Peter Weyland 2023...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

With some embarrassment, director/writer Jeff Nichols admits that he wasn’t at all familiar with the story of Mildred and Richard Loving whose interracial marriage got them jailed and exiled from Virginia in 1958. The couple persevered, became parents and eventually lived in hiding in Virginia,...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Making a remarkable feature directorial debut at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival with the critically acclaimed tug-at-the-heartstrings comedy St. Vincent, Ted Melfi found himself sought after for other long-form opportunities. He even recalled being one of two directors in...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

When he read Taylor Sheridan’s script for Hell or High Water, director David Mackenzie was floored. “It’s not a very interesting backstory about how I got involved. To put it simply, the script was amazing. I didn’t want to change a word. What Taylor wrote was straight from the heart...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Kirsten Johnson’s talent as a documentary cinematographer often has us empathizing with her subjects, feeling their joy, triumph of the human spirit and oftentimes unspeakable tragedy.

Now in her highest profile directorial endeavor to date, the documentary simply titled Cameraperson...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Alma Har’el—whose spotmaking/branded content roosts are Epoch Films in the U.S., and B-Reel Films, which she recently joined, in the U.K.—has created many of her own opportunities as a director. Now Har’el is proactively looking to generate more opportunities in general for women filmmakers...

Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

SHOOT has chronicled the career of director Garth Davis over the years, spanning such developments as his 2010 Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nomination as Best Commercial Director of the Year (for U.S. Cellular’s “Shadow Puppets” out of Publicis & Hal Riney, San Francisco)...

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016

Welcome to the Special Spring 2016 Edition of SHOOT’s Directors Series. Our profiles include three of this year’s DGA Award winners: Alejandro G. Iñárritu who earned the feature film honor for The Revenant; Matthew Heineman who earned best documentary distinction for Cartel...

Monday, Apr. 4, 2016

It doesn’t get much more patriotic than Captain America and the Super Bowl. And that’s just part of the creative range of work being turned out by the Russo brothers—Anthony and Joe—whose directorial exploits encompass high-profile theatrical features, TV, commercials and branded content....