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Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #10: Shaul Schwarz Goes to the Front Line of Mexico's Drug War in 'Narco Cultura'

    Israeli-born Shaul Schwarz, a New Yorker since 1999, has been photojournalist for 20 years focusing on conflicts and their effects on society. In 2008 he began photographing the violence in Juarez, Mexico. "After two years," he told Indiewire, "I was completely overwhelmed. At that point, I knew tha...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #9: Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster Turn the Camera Onto Their Own Family in 'American Promise'

    Back in 1996, Sundance premiered Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson’s first feature film, "The Keeper." It went on to receive an Indie Spirit Award nomination. The directing duo now return with "American Promise," which turns to the camera on their own family. The pair, who live together with thei...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #8: Greg Barker Tracks Down Osama bin Laden's Hunters in 'Manhunt'

    "Manhunt" director Greg Barker has spent much of his life as a grown man overseas, as a journalist then filmmaker. The 9/11 event shifted his interest largely to stories between Islamic fundamentalism and the U.S. government. He was pressed to ask the question about what we had learned on the eve th...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #7: Roger Ross Williams Exposes the Evangelical Mission in 'God Loves Uganda'

    Roger Ross Williams' dream has come true. He spent a few years interviewing Sundance's competition filmmakers and was so inspired that he told himself he'd one day be on the other side of the camera. Williams, director of "God Loves Uganda," and 2010's Academy Award winning "Music by Prudence," stud...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #6: Jacek Borcuch Examines the "Human Condition in Micro Scale" in 'Lasting'

    Lasting" director Jacek Borcuch, from Poland, is also a screenwriter, actor, and musician. His past films include "Tulips," "Kallafiorr" and "All That I Love," which also played Sundance and was Poland's Oscar entry in 2011. "My film path is an everlasting search," he told Indiewire, "rooted simply ...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #5: Morgan Neville Gives a Voice to Backup Singers in 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

    Documentarian Morgan Neville, whose films "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story," "Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied," and "Johnny Cash’s America" have all been nominated for Grammys, comes to Sundance 2013 with "Twenty Feet From Stardom," playing in the U.S. Documentary section. He also produced ...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #4: Mouly Surya Explores the Odds of Love Between the Disabled in 'What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love'

    Acclaimed Indonesian filmmaker Mouly Surya tracks the lives of a group of students at a high school for the visually impaired in Jakarta, in her character study "What They Won't Talk About When They Talk About Love," premiering in the World Dramatic section. The drama marks the 32-year-old's second ...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #3: G. J. Echternkamp Enters a Video Game to Deal With "Big Existential Stuff" in 'Virtually Heroes'

    Best known for helming the feature documentary "Frank and Cindy," which was featured on the "This American Life" series on Showtime, G. J. Echternkamp makes his narrative debut with the high-concept indie "Virtually Heroes," premiering in the Midnight Madness section. Produced by the legendary Roger...

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    Get to Know the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers

    As has been the case for several years now, Indiewire is the place to get to know the Sundance Film Festival filmmakers. Over the next two weeks, we'll be posting the 2013 batch of filmmaker profiles. Indiewire invited directors with films in the the Competitions, NEXT category and Midnight...

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    Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #2: The Team Behind '99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film' Peel Back the Curtain on the Movement

    The team behind "99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film" -- Audrey Ewell, Aaron Aites, Lucian Read and Nina Krstic -- have between them a very diverse resume, from feature doc producing ("Until the Light Takes Us") and songwriting, to war photography and film ethnography. Below they discuss...

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