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Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #10: 'Call Me Kuchu' Directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright

    The two directors behind "Call Me Kuchu" came from different backgrounds, uniting their expertise to create this poignant documentary. Fairfax Wright studied Anthropology and Film in college, and "Call Me Kuchu" is her directoral debut. Zouhali-Worrall worked as a print and video...

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #9: 'Breakfast With Curtis' Director Laura Colella

    Laura Colella fell in love with filmmaking while studying at Harvard under Raúl Ruiz. Since then she has directed two other narrative features, "Stay Until Tomorrow" and "Tax Day", as well as many short films. Colella is currently a professor of 16mm Film Production and Di...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmaker #8: 'Thursday Till Sunday' Director Dominga Sotomayor

    Four of "Thursday Till Sunday" director Dominga Sotomayor's short films have travelled to festivals. "November" and "Below" during his time studying as an Audiovisual Director at Universidad Católica de Chile, and "Videogame" and "The Mountain&...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #7: 'Crazy and Thief' Director Cory McAbee

    "Crazy and Thief" director Cory McAbee's roots are musical. "When I was young I painted and performed music," he says, adding that his first films were "hand-painted animated musicals. His first two features were "The American Astromaut" (a musical comedy/sci-f...

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    Meet the LAFF Filmmakers #6: 'Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm Midwives' Directors Sara Lamm & Mary Wigmore

    "Birth Story" co-directors Sara Lamm and Mary Wigmore have both made documentaries before; Lamm directed "Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox" and Wigmore tackled Ashtanga yoga founder Sri K. Pattabni in "Ashtanga, NY." They're also both mothers and say that in order to...

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #5: 'Sun Kissed' Directors Maya Stark & Adi Lavy

    Directors Maya Stark and Adi Lavy are both originally from Israel, but have been living in New York for the past 14 years. Stark initially desired to make fiction films, but says she became more of an observer than a dreamer during film school. "I wanted to make sense of the world around me and...

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    Get To Know the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival Filmmakers

    As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to known the Los Angeles Film Festival filmmakers ahead of the annual festival in the City of Angels. Over the past few days, we've been posting the 2012 batch of filmmaker profiles leading up to tomorrow's launch of t...

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #4: 'The Night Too Young' Director Olmo Omerzu

    Director Olmo Omerzu was born in Ljubljana (Slovenia). At age 13, he won the Slovenian National Television's screenplay competition for young artists which enabled him to direct his first short feature, "Almir." In 2004, he enrolled at the Prague film academy FAMU, and directed a 40-mi...

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #3: "Four" Director Joshua Sanchez

    Joshua Sanchez grew up in a conservative, southern Baptist home in Texas near the Mexican border. Being gay, he rebelled with punk rock and skateboarding. He later moved to New York and attended film school at Columbia University.

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    Meet the 2012 LAFF Filmmakers #2: 'A Band Called Death' Co-Director Mark Covino

    Directors Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino both attended film school in Burlington, Vermont and met around 2007 at a local music video shoot. Howlett started off in 1993 as a musician and songwriter for the bands Five Seconds Expired and Non Compos, but maintained an interest in filmmaking until his enr...

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