Keep tabs on cinematographer Stephanie Martin. She had been shooting professionally for more than 14 years before she decided to direct her first film. Inspired by her own observations of the plight of wild horses in the American West, she wrote and directed a successful short, <i>Wild Horses</i>, and this summer she’s working on the feature-length script.
Evolution of a Filmmaker: Darius Clark Monroe makes our 10 to Watch list for his documentary <em>Evolution of a Criminal</em>, which premiered at SXSW. Read about how Monroe’s autobiographical documentary gives us his inside view on past errors and forgiveness.
With her short film <i>After Ella</i>, Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness turned the heads of Cannes’ programming committee. In fact, she’s at the notable fest this minute! Her expertise ranges from acting to directing to producing to writing and her film achievements span fact and fiction. Learn more about why she’s a spectacular choice for 10 to Watch in 2014.
This year, the filmmaking team of 10 to Watch is co-directors Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara, and editor Lindsay Utz for their collaborative work on <em>In Country</em>. Read about how their film documents veterans who participate in reenactments of the Vietnam War.
Jay Bushman is ahead of the curve when it comes to transmedia and new techniques for filmmakers. He talks with <i>The Independent’s</i> Maddy Kadish about <em>The Lizzie Bennet Diaries</em> and what’s brewing for him in 2014, <em>#hamlet</em> and a new start-up.
Producer Effie T. Brown has high hopes for the satire she produced, <em>Dear White People</em>, as it makes the rounds on the festival circuit and preps for an October theatrical release. Check out why she’s on our 10 to Watch list this year.
Liss LaFleur forges connections with her interactive documentary, <i>One Way Home</i>, about an organization in Texas that reunites AIDS-inflicted people with their families. Not only is she producing great work, but she is an open and brave artist. That’s why she’s one of our 10 to Watch.