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    FUTURES | "Ceremony" Writer-Director Max Winkler and Why He Ignored Dad's Advice

    Age: 27 Hometown: Los Angeles

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    FUTURES | "Tyrannosaur" Director/Writer Paddy Considine is "fed up with low-budget British film"

    Paddy Considine, the accomplished British actor likely best known Stateside for his turn alongside Samantha Morton in "In America," joins a long roster of actors-turned-directors with his first feature, "Tyrannosaur." (This interview was originally published during this year...

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    FUTURES | "Weekend" Director Andrew Haigh

    The breakout film at this year's SXSW Film Festival was Andrew Haigh's "Weekend," which screened in the out-of-competition Emerging Visions section and received the audience award. "Weekend" is Haigh's second feature, after 2009's "Greek Pete," whic...

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    SXSW FUTURES | Actor Olly Alexander Gives the "Dish" on Going for a Dream

    British actor Olly Alexander probably had a start other would-be actors dream of. A friend hooked him up with people who had connections and off he was to auditions, landing himself a part in a television show one summer in between terms at school. Then, he met none other than writer-director G...

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    FUTURES | "Cracks" Director Jordan Scott

    The Scott filmmaking clan continues to grow with the release of Jordan Scott's first feature film, the boarding school drama "Cracks." As the daughter of British directing veteran Ridley Scott ("Gladiator," "Blade Runner"), sister to Jake Scott (director of &qu...

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    FUTURES | "Intimate Grammar" Director Nir Bergman

    In a sense, it's questionable to categorize filmmaker Nir Bergman within this weekly column, which highlights up-and-coming talent in the film world. The director's first feature, 2002's "Broken Wings," was a considerable success story on the international film festival circuit, winning prizes in Be...

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    FUTURES | The "Win Win" Wrestler, Alex Shaffer

    Alex Shaffer never seriously considered acting. A New Jersey high school wrestling phenom, he was more focused on securing wins on his way to the state tournament when he saw an ad in the paper for a casting call. He decided to give it a shot, despite the fact that his only previous acting expe...

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    FUTURES | "Putty Hill" Director Matthew Porterfield

    A beguiling amalgamation of documentary and fictional narratives, Matthew Porterfield's second feature "Putty Hill" has been making waves on the film festival circuit since debuting at the Berlin International Film Festival last year.

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    FUTURES | "Lovers of Hate" Director Bryan Poyser

    Making any movie is a feat, and having limited resources makes an undertaking all the more daunting. And yet there are those relative few who thrive, and writer/director Bryan Poyser's U.S. Dramatic Competition film, "Lovers of Hate" pretty much nails it with clever writing, solid performances by a ...

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    FUTURES | Amy Seimetz Talks Sundance's "Off Hours" & Taking on Life

    Actress/filmmaker Amy Seimetz is not exactly a stranger to the film set. For most of the last decade, she appeared in shorts and eventually landed a part in Goran Dukic's "Wristcutters: A Love Story," which debuted at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, starring Patrick Fugit. She al...

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