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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #15: Jeff Preiss' 'Low Down' Delves into the Emotional Vortex of a Family's Self-Destruction

    Jeff Preiss' seedy family drama "Low Down" takes its audience through the harrowing progression of a father-daughter relationship in which the immeasurable power of love struggles against the fierce power of one father's tragic drug addiction.

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #14: Damien Chazelle's 'Whiplash' Brings a Terrifying New Element to the Sound of Music

    Countering the norms of the music genre, Damien Chazelle's latest film "Whiplash" drills famed drummer Charlie Parker into the minds of its viewers, and returns the favor by placing the viewers inside the mind of the severely ambitious Charlie, where the quest for greatness has never been depicte...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #13: Carter Smith's 'Jamie Marks Is Dead' Gives New Life to the Deceased

    Carter Smith has managed to bring to light the deep regrets of an unfulfilled life in his dark feature film drama "Jamie Marks is Dead." Based on Christopher Barzak's novel "One For Sorrow," the film revolves around a deceased bullied teen who gets a second chance at experiencing the things he nev...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #12: Craig Johnson's 'The Skeleton Twins' Provides Poignant Take on the Everlasting Sibling Bond

    In his second feature film "The Skeleton Twins," writer/director Craig Johnson delves deep into the lives of a troubled brother-sister duo. Starring Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader as melancholic twins, the film explores the emotional -- and somewhat comical -- turmoil that will soon come to define each...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #11: What Being a Vampire Means to 'What We Do in the Shadows' Directors Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement

    New Zealand filmmakers Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement have redefined the meaning of friendship in their latest film "What We Do in the Shadows," an off-beat comedy about the ordinary lives of less-than-ordinary vampires, whose contemporary environment seems to continually conflict with their som...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #10: Tommy Wirkola Reintroduces his Maul Maverick Zombie Colonel in a Sequel to 'Dead Snow,' 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead'

    Sundance Film Festival alumnus Tommy Wirkola has been making successful movies since 2007. The cult hit "Dead Snow" debuted in 2009, and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" grossed more than $225 million worldwide in 2013. The Norway-born director/scriptwriter has seen "The Empire Strikes Back" about 2...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #9: Alex Ross Perry Examines Narcissists and New Yorkers in 'Listen Up Philip'

    Alex Ross Perry graduated from NYU in 2006 and worked at Kim's Video in Manhattan for three years. He made his first film "Implotex" in 2009. His second film, "The Color Wheel," played in theaters in America and France in 2012 and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. Referring to "The Colo...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #8: Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott Get Rambunctious and Raunchy with 'Cooties'

    Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion met in New York at Parsons The New School For Design. Their collaborations began with animations, but quickly evolved into other creative endeavors, including art installations, music videos, commercials and short films. Eventually the partners focused on writing, p...

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    Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #7 : Kat Candler's Explores Responsibility and Manhood in 'Hellion' Starring Aaron Paul

    Kat Candler fell in love with filmmaking at Florida State while studying creative writing. Upon graduation she moved to Austin and is now a lecturer on film at the University of Texas. Her earlier films have premiered at Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Slamdance...

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    Meet the 2014 Sundance Filmmakers #6 : Jim Mickle Returns to Sundance With Revenge Thriller 'Cold in July'

    Jim Mickle has been interested in film-making since he was 13 years old. After studying film at NYU, he spent several years working in independent films as a storyboard artist, a grip, and an editor. His projects include "Mulberry Street" (a film festival hit eventually acquired by Lionsgate), "Stak...

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