Monday, June 18, 2018

Director Profiles

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 26, 2018

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...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

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...

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017

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...