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Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #51: Juliette Eisner and Andy Capper Take the Cat Video Phenomenon to Another Level With 'Lil Bub & Friendz'

    We all love cats. We're all guilty of spending ridiculous amounts of time indulging in cat videos, cat memes, and for some of us, even following famous cat Twitters. Grumpy Cat may be the most well-known cat of last year, but filmmakers Juliette Eisner and Andy Capper propose there is a more famous,...

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    Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers #39: 'Wavumba' Director Jeroen van Velzen

    Growing up in Kenya probably led Jeroen van Velzen to hear some different stories than many of us did when we were children. As with all kids, though, van Velzen was just as susceptible to the influence of these childhood stories. As van Velzen tells it, the simplicity and magic of those stories o...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #38: Alberto Rodriguez, ‘Unit 7’

    Alberto Rodriguez’s first solo feature was “The Suit” in 2002, after co-directing “The Pilgrim Factor” in 2000. In 2005, his “7 Virgins” received six Goya Award nominations in 2005, followed by three Goya nominations in 2009 for “After.” Rodriguez says, “I’ve had a fairly eclectic career,” having do...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #37: 'Fame High' Director Scott Hamilton Kennedy

    Scott Hamilton Kennedy (who studied theater in college) was Oscar-nominated for his documentary "The Garden." His first film "OT: our town" chronicled a student production of the classic play. And yet it was still a surprise when the exclusive Los Angeles County High School for the Arts allowed him ...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #36: 'El Gusto' Director Safinez Bousbia

    "El Gusto" tells the story of an Algerian orchestra of Jewish and Muslim musicians that studied together and became famous in the 50s as the 'Rat Pack' of Algiers. At the height of their fame, the Algerian war of independence began and Jews and Muslims were no longer allowed to work together. The mu...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #35: 'The Fourth Dimension' Director Jan Kwiecinski

    "The Fourth Dimension" is made up of three short films. The two shorts that aren't by Harmony Korine are directed by lesser-known Polish filmmakers Alexey Fedorchenko and Jan Kwiecinski. As with anything launched by Vice Films, this is no ordinary omnibus project. All of the films had to follow fou...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #34: Beth Murphy, 'The List'

    Beth Murphy has written, produced and directed almost 20 documentaries, including Tribeca 2007's "Beyond Belief." She returns this year with "The List."

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #33: Macdara Vallely, 'Babygirl'

    Irish born and bred Macdara Vallely has a theater background; he moved to New York City in 2000 and -- skipping film school -- began making films in order to reach a wider audience than he could on the stage. He debuted with the feature "Peacefire" in 2008, which he adapted from his own award-winnin...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #32: Kim Nguyen, 'War Witch'

    Kim Nguyen explains it like this: "When I was fifteen I liked to write stories, and then in art class I developed my first black and white picture. As the white paper went in the chemical bath and an image appeared under the red light of the lab, I was hooked! Stories + pictures = movies." And so it...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #31: Stephen Maing, 'High Tech, Low Life'

    Before coming to film, Stephen Maing was working toward a mechanical engineering degree with thoughts of studying architecture. Then, he interned for a "visionary" architect in San Francisco's Bay Area who played Flamencan guitar and fashioned his own futuristic clothes. This experience helped Maing...

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