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Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers

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    Get to Know 39 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmakers

    As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to known the Tribeca Film Festival filmmakers ahead of the annual festival in New York City. Over the past several weeks, we've been posting the 2012 batch of filmmaker profiles leading up to last night's launch of the festiva...

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    Meet the Sundance Filmmakers #55: Benh Zeitlin, 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

    Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild," screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, is set to debut.  The film received grants from the San Francisco Film Society, Cinereach, and Rooftop Films.  It's set to make its debut on Saturday.

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #54: Radio Silence, 'V/H/S'

    A collective called Radio Silence directed one segment of "V/H/S" - the others are Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, and Ti West - which has a pretty incredible premise. A group of petty criminals is hired to retrieve a rare piece of footage from a house filled wit...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #53: Carrie Preston, 'That's What She Said'

    Actress Carrie Preston (HBO's "True Blood") makes her directorial debut with "a chick flick that's not for pussies" called "That's What She Said." The film will be part of Sundance's NEXT program.

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #52: Sam Pollard, 'Slavery By Another Name'

    Sam Pollard has been making films about the African-American experience for years, having had a hand in producing part of the legendary "Eyes On The Prize" documentary series as well as collaborating with Spike Lee as an editor. His career continues with his documentary "Slavery By Another Name."

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #51: Rasit Celikezer, 'Can'

    "After I write down a story I have been dreaming of, in time, that story finds it way into one of the mediums that it will shine itself through. To be more specific, I move on with whichever would make a better effect."

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #50: Ben Lewin, 'The Surrogate'

    Polish born and Australian raised, Ben Lewin has always had a passion for photography and creative writing. After a briefly diverting career as a criminal lawyer, and through "sheer accident" he would up at the British National Film School and began working in entertainment, "nev...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #49: Keiichi Kobayashi, 'About the Pink Sky'

    Keiichi Kobayashi has directed television programs, music videos, commercials, and Web‐based dramas in his native Japan. "About the Pink Sky (Momoiro sora o)" is his debut feature film, and it won best picture at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2011. What's it about: This...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #48: Lise Birk Pedersen, "Putin's Kiss'

    Danish director Lise Birk Pedersen became interested in in documentary filmmaking when she traveled to China as a lone 16-year-old girl. Smelling change in the air and witnessing the "many great stories, contrasts and characters illustrating that" inspired her sketchbook drawings, but that...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #47: Katie Aselton, "Black Rock"

    "Black Rock," a Maine-set thriller, is Katie Aselton's second feature. Her first, "The Freebie," premiered at Sundance in 2010. She also appeared in Mark and Jay Duplass' "The Puffy Chair," which played the fest in 2005. She stars in "Black Rock" (whic...

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