Interviews

10 Filmmakers to Watch: Lucie Guest

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Lucie Guest is on our 10 to watch for her work as an actress, writer, and director in her award-winning short film, Never Better, about a loveable loser and the search for closer at the end of a relationship.

10 Filmmakers to Watch: Fawzia Mirza

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Fawzia Mirza makes our 10 Filmmakers to Watch list for 2017 with her film Signature Move, a feature that she co-wrote, produced, and stars in, which premiered at SXSW. The film tells the story of a Muslim lesbian in a new relationship, her Lucha-style wrestling, and the pressures of her conservative live-in mother. It is a romantic comedy.

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Demetri Martin Discusses His Directorial Debut Dean

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Demetri Martin brings his unique brand of visual humor to the big screen in the new dramedy Dean.  The Independent’s Evan Crean spoke with Martin about his move to directing, his many lessons learned, and where the ideas for his artwork and comedy originate.

Sundance Coverage: The Fire This Time

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With its kitchen-sink realism and cinematographer Ante Cheng’s moody, black-and-white camerawork, the filmmaker’s quasi-autobiographical Gook stems from his childhood memories about his father defending the family business during 1992’s Los Angeles riots following the notorious, not-guilty verdicts of the four LAPD officers involved in the 1991 beating of the late Rodney King.

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All for One, One for All: Laps

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Three filmmaking musketeers, writer-director Charlotte “Charlie” Wells, producer Joy Jorgensen, and editor Blair McClendon, enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, put their heads together to create the short film Laps. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.