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Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #16: Jon Kasdan, "The First Time"

    Two teens fall in love for "The First Time" in this sophomore feature from Jon Kasdan, which will play in the US dramatic Competition.

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #15: Mads Matthiesen's "Teddy Bear"

    "Teddy Bear" is the first feature by Danish director Mads Matthiesen. The film features a cast of non-actors led by bodybuilder Kim Kold and will be presented in the World Dramatic competition.

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #14: Ry Russo-Young, "Nobody Walks"

    Ry Russo-Young's previous film, "You Won't Miss Me," played at Sundance in 2009, and this year she returns with her third feature "Nobody Walks," co-written with "Tiny Furniture" director Lena Dunham. The film stars Olivia Thirlby and John Krasinski.

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #13: Don Argott's and Sheena Joyce, "The Atomic States of America"

    In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant construction in over three decades. Last year's Japanese earthquake launched an international debate on the safety of nuclear power, and filmmakers Don Argott and Sheena Joyce will return to Sundance with a documentary on wha...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #12: Fredrik Gertten, 'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*'

    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #12: Fredrik Gertten, 'Big Boys Gone Bananas!*'

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #11: Matt Ross, 'Twenty-Eight Hotel Rooms'

    "Twenty-Eight Hotel Rooms" (in the NEXT competition) is a film with two characters, played by Chris Messina (of HBO's "Six Feet Under") and Broadway actress Marin Ireland, who, though both in relationships, forge a passionate relationship after a one-night stand. It marks the...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #10: James Ponsoldt, 'Smashed'

    "Smashed" (playing in the U.S. Dramatic Competition) is the story of a romance that is built on imbibing -- perhaps too much.

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #9: Eugene Jarecki, 'The House I Live In'

    Documentary filmmaker and Sundance staple Eugene Jarecki (his last film "Reagan" premiered at the festival in 2001 and his 2005 film "Why We Fight" won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize) is back this year with "The House I Live In" (U.S. Documentary competition), a comprehensive work that delves into th...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #8: Yung Chang, 'China Heavyweight'

    Unknown Object"China Heavyweight" (alternative title: 千錘百煉, screening in the World Documentary competition at Sundance) documents the industry of Chinese boxing coaches recruiting talent from remote rural areas of the country. Director Yung Chang ("Up the Yangtze") told Indiewire that the film was ...

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    Meet the 2012 Sundance Filmmakers #7: Craig Zobel, 'Compliance'

    "George Washington" producer Craig Zobel is back in Park City with his second directorial effort, "Compliance," after premiering his debut, "The Great World of Sound," to great acclaim at the 2007 edition of the event. That film netted Zobel the Breakthrough Director aw...

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