It is surprising to many first time directors that the skill most necessary is not “ultimate control” but “communication.” Directors have the final say, but the best directors create an atmosphere that is free, open, and collaborative. No movie is made by just one person. There is always interaction with actors, writers, cinematographers, production sound, editors, etc. And this interaction is what the process of filmmaking is all about.
BFA, New York University
A Dog Year; Blood Monkey; Real Women Have Curves; By Reason of Insanity: Hugh Kelly; Getting to Know You; Frisk; Tarantella
Sundance, Berlin, Venice, London, Havana, San Sebastian International Film Festival, Rotterdam, Toronto
Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival; Humanitas Prize, National Board of Review; Ten Producers to Watch, Variety; New Directors/New Films, Museum of Modern Art; FIPRESCI Special Jury Award, Stockholm Film Festival
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