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Springboard: Nicolas Pesce Wants to Make Movies That Mess With Your Mind

Springboard: Nicolas Pesce Wants to Make Movies That Mess With Your Mind

"People are darker than they think they are."

Sundance Springboard: How Babak Anvari Made the Festival’s Most Terrifying Feature

Sundance Springboard: How Babak Anvari Made the Festival’s Most Terrifying Feature

The BAFTA-nominated director jumped into feature filmmaking with a horror…

Sundance Springboard: Meet the 'Little Men' at the Heart of Ira Sachs' Acclaimed Drama

Sundance Springboard: Meet the 'Little Men' at the Heart of Ira Sachs' Acclaimed Drama

Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri are the heart of Ira Sachs' Sundance…

Sundance Springboard: 'The Fits' Breakout Star Royalty Hightower is Ready to Claim Her Throne

Sundance Springboard: 'The Fits' Breakout Star Royalty Hightower is Ready to Claim Her Throne

The 10-year-old star of the buzzed-about NEXT entry is focused, funny and…

The 2016 Sundance Springboard: 11 Potential Breakthrough Actors

The 2016 Sundance Springboard: 11 Potential Breakthrough Actors

With the 2016 edition of the Sundance Film Festival launching next week, the…

Springboard: 'Lamb' Filmmaker and Star Ross Partridge Understands Why His Film is So Controversial

Springboard: 'Lamb' Filmmaker and Star Ross Partridge Understands Why His Film is So Controversial

"We can watch movies all the time where people are shooting each other in…

The 2015 Indiewire Springboard Bible

The 2015 Indiewire Springboard Bible

Catch up on every Springboard interview from the entire year, including some…

Springboard: 'Shugs and Fats' Creators Radhika Vaz and Nadia Manzoor on Defying Stereotypes For the Funny

Springboard: 'Shugs and Fats' Creators Radhika Vaz and Nadia Manzoor on Defying Stereotypes For the Funny

Here's how two very funny ladies found the humor in hijabs.

Springboard: Cole Doman's Feature Debut is Worth Celebrating in Bold 'Henry Gamble's Birthday Party'

Springboard: Cole Doman's Feature Debut is Worth Celebrating in Bold 'Henry Gamble's Birthday Party'

Trained in musical theatre, Doman makes his leap to the big screen with a…

Springboard: Why It Took Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi a Decade to Finish 'Making a Murderer'

Springboard: Why It Took Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi a Decade to Finish 'Making a Murderer'

The directors behind Netflix's newest documentary series had to wait to…

Springboard: How 'Rock in the Red Zone' Filmmaker Laura Bialis Found Her Story in a Warzone

Springboard: How 'Rock in the Red Zone' Filmmaker Laura Bialis Found Her Story in a Warzone

"He told me, 'Yeah, there's a bunch of kids who are making this album in a…

Springboard: Why Sarah Gadon is One of Hollywood's Most Reliable Rising Stars

Springboard: Why Sarah Gadon is One of Hollywood's Most Reliable Rising Stars

The Canadian actress plays a young Princess Elizabeth in Julian Jarrold's…

Springboard: Why 'Christmas, Again' Filmmaker Charles Poekel Freaked Out Over His Spirit Award Nomination

Springboard: Why 'Christmas, Again' Filmmaker Charles Poekel Freaked Out Over His Spirit Award Nomination

After a healthy festival run for his charming holiday-set film, Poekel is…

Springboard: How 'Mediterranea' Filmmaker Jonas Carpignano Made the Year's Most Timely New Feature

Springboard: How 'Mediterranea' Filmmaker Jonas Carpignano Made the Year's Most Timely New Feature

The Gotham nominee for Breakthrough Director of the Year turned his life…

Springboard: How 'Sparrows' Filmmaker Rúnar Rúnarsson Used His Festival Experiences to Make a Winning Feature

Springboard: How 'Sparrows' Filmmaker Rúnar Rúnarsson Used His Festival Experiences to Make a Winning Feature

The writer-director of the prize-winning coming-of-age tale has a bevy of…

Springboard: How 'The Hallow' Director Corin Hardy Made An Authentic Monster Movie

Springboard: How 'The Hallow' Director Corin Hardy Made An Authentic Monster Movie

"I set out to non-pretentiously make the most beautiful horror movie I…

Springboard: Karl Glusman on the Fear and Freedom of Shooting Gaspar Noé's 3D 'Love' Sex Scenes

Springboard: Karl Glusman on the Fear and Freedom of Shooting Gaspar Noé's 3D 'Love' Sex Scenes

"I would always be asking [Gaspar Noé], 'Do I keep my pants on for this take…

Springboard: Why Writer-Director Diastème Believes His Controversial 'French Blood' is More Relevant Than Ever

Springboard: Why Writer-Director Diastème Believes His Controversial 'French Blood' is More Relevant Than Ever

"It is the first French film about white supremacism. I used to be surprised…

Springboard: How 'Beasts of No Nation' Star Abraham Attah Got His Big Break By Just Being a Regular Kid

Springboard: How 'Beasts of No Nation' Star Abraham Attah Got His Big Break By Just Being a Regular Kid

The star of Cary Fukunaga's Netflix original feature was discovered the…

Springboard: Why 'Big Stone Gap' Writer-Director Adriana Trigiani Thinks Her Film Needs to Be Seen in a Theater

Springboard: Why 'Big Stone Gap' Writer-Director Adriana Trigiani Thinks Her Film Needs to Be Seen in a Theater

The newly-minted narrative director's first feature is all about community…