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Meet the 2013 Rooftop Film Festival Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Filmmakers #7: Matt Johnson Blurs the Line Between Fiction and Reality in 'The Dirties'

    Matt Johnson is a film student from Toronto. Prior to making "The Dirties," he made a webshow called "Nirvana The Band The Show" alongside the same group of collaborators. In addition to directing "The Dirties," Johnson also stars as a bullied, filmmaking teen.

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Filmmakers #8: Casimir Nozkowski Parts With His Comic Book Past in 'Childhood Sale'

    Casimir Nozkowski is a writer/director and the co-founder of the Internets Celebrities, an injustice-exposing documentary group. He also sits on Rooftop Films' board of directors. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the AV Club, and on the Brian Lehrer Show, to na...

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Shorts Filmmakers #6: Remy Busson Mixes 2-D and 3-D Animation in 'Azul'

    Remy Brusson has been interested in animation since he was a kid. At 16 he started working in television production to hone his craft in motion design, production, and design, eventually taking his skills to Supinfocom to study animation. "Azul" was made with five other students at the university.

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Filmmakers #5: Reuben Atlas Explores Jazz and Familial Ties in 'Brothers Hypnotic'

    Reuben Atlas previously worked at Legal Aid, a maximum security prison, and as an entertainment lawyer before he started making films. This year he brings "Brothers Hypnotic" to the festival.

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Shorts Filmmakers #4: Dustin Bowser's 'Weighting' Captures the Lose-Lose of a Breakup

    Dustin Bowser grew up in Colorado Springs and began filmmaking by making church videos for the local youth group. When he moved out to Los Angeles he answered a Craigslist post and got a job at a small company called Funny or Die. He directed videos with them for a few years and watched the company...

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Shorts Filmmakers #3: Nellie Kluz Returns To Festival With 'Gold Party'

    Boston based Nellie Kluz first entered the documentary world with "Young Bird Season" which screened at the 2011 Rooftop Shorts Festival. She returns this year with "Gold Party"

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Shorts Filmmakers #2: Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Musician Ryan Mauskopf On His 'Spirit Quest Journey'

    Ryan Mauskopf is a t-shirt graphic designer by day and and at night spends his time on his sketchpad and keyboard under his pseudonym, Professor Soap. He brings his animated short, "Spirit Quest Journey" to this years festival.

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    Meet the 2013 Rooftop Shorts Filmmakers #1: Josh Izenberg Makes His Directorial Debut With 'Slomo'

    Director Josh Izenberg earned a degree in screenwriting from the University of Michigan and then went on to work as a copywriter, a cab driver and a carpenter before finding his way to film. "Slomo" is his first documentary short.

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