August 10, 2017
August 3, 2017
While this site is new, most of these films are older -- so here's a quick Director's episode of "Where are they now?":
Josh Bernhard: created the web series "Pioneer One" (synopsis: "A Soviet cosmonaut falls to Earth, claiming to have been born on Mars. He brings with him a dose of Cold War intrigue into the paranoid atmosphere of the War of Terror. (With a dash of Bradbury.)") and the short-film "Control" ("an intense mission control room drama") - both streaming on Vimeo.
Andrew Bujalski: Following up his (highly recommended) Guy Pearce fitness romp "Results", Bujalski is in post-production on his new film "Support the Girls", starring Regina Hall and Haley Lu Richardson. Shot in Austin, the plot:
"centers on Lisa Conroy (Hall) who may not love managing the restaurant Double Whammies, but she loves her employees more than anything, not only Danyelle (McHale), and Maci (Richardson) her closest friends, but also her extended family. Unfortunately, the cheap, curmudgeonly owner Ben Cubby (Le Gros) doesn't care nearly as much, and confronts Lisa when he learns that she's using the restaurant to raise money for Shaina (Kramer), an employee in legal trouble related to an abusive boyfriend. To get even, the girls decide to sabotage the restaurant on the night of a major mixed martial arts fight."
Ben Chace: directed the 2015 film "Sin Alas", about a fictional Cuban writer, which found Chace "interpreting and reimagining concepts from Lezama Lima and Borges within the context of modern Cuban history".
Sam Fleischner: directed the 2013 film "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors", about "an autistic youth named Ricky who, after a particularly difficult day at school, escapes into the (New York City) subways." Also Produced and shot the 2016 comedy "Donald Cried" and did music videos for Panda Bear and MGMT.
Jay Duplass: with brother Mark Duplass, he co-directed the features "Baghead", "Cyrus", and "Jeff, Who Lives At Home" and created the HBO Series "Togetherness" and "Room 104". He also stars as Josh Pfefferman in the show "Transparent" and Duncan in "The Mindy Project".
Lawrence Michael Levine: wrote and directed 2014's comic-film-noir "Wild Canaries", starring wife Sophia Takal and has been acting in a bunch of cool indies: "Richard's Wedding", "Detonator", "Devil Town" and Takal's awesome 2016 feature "Always Shine".
Lynn Shelton: Directed 2014's "Laggies" (starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell) before turning to TV, directing episodes of "New Girl", "The Mindy Project", "Fresh Off the Boat", and, most recently, Hulu's "Causal" and Netflix's "GLOW".
Joe Swanberg: after making 2015's L.A.-ensemble stoner-mystery "Digging For Fire", starring Jake Johnson and Rosemarie Dewitt he linked up with Netflix for the Chicago relationship series "Easy" and another Jake Johnson feature, 2017's "Win It All", both available on Netflix instant. He's currently at work on Season 2 of "Easy".
Zach Weintraub: directed the 2015 film "Slackjaw" and acted in some really great indies: Nandan Rao's prog-pieces "Hawaiian Punch" and "The Men of Dodge City" (and it's "remix" "The Other Men of Dodge City") - also starring Sophia Takal - and Ian Clark's fantastic "A Morning Light".
And just a friendly reminder that Zach Weintraub makes cool shit: