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Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #31: Clark Gregg Discusses His Joss Whedon-Approved Dramedy 'Trust Me'

    Clark Gregg credits stumbling into an acting class at NYU taught by William H. Macy and David Mamet as the foundation for his career. When his class graduated, they formed the Atlantic Theater Company together and did plays where he was able to act, direct and write. Robert Zemeckis made his first s...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #30: Reha Erdem Traverses Cultural, Social and Political Justice in 'Jin'

    Reha Erdem is an award winning Turkish film director and screenwriter; he studied at the Cinema Department of Paris 8 University. He will be introducing his later feature, "Jin", at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #29: Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar Shine a Light on India's Social Issues in 'Powerless'

    Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar describe themselves as part time filmmakers and part time historians. The pair come from smalls towns with little access to electricity and therefore are personally connected to the story they share in their film, "Powerless." They spent two and half years on the proj...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #28: Steph Green Explores A New Kind of Romance in 'Run & Jump'

    Steph Green learned how to make films at Northwestern University and University College Dublin and then went on to work as Spike Jonze's assistant while he was planning "Where the Wild Things Are". She credits him as one of her mentors. Her script for "Run & Jump" was co-written with Ailbhe Keogan...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmaker #27: Born into Activism, Linda Bloodworth Thomason Fights for Marriage Equality in 'Bridegroom'

    Linda Bloodworth Thomason's father was a lawyer who refused to allow the family to join the country club because Jews could not belong. Her grandfather was also a lawyer and was shot by the Ku Klux Klan for his civil rights activities. Her three uncles were also attorneys, including one who was a Ju...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #26: Warwick Ross' Passion for Wine and Filmmaking Blend in 'Red Obsession'

    Warwick Ross is not one to give up on his dreams. He was born into colonial Hong Kong society of the 1950's and later moved to Australia where he graduated with an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne. But his passion was always film. He spent time making shorts ...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #25: Married Duo Tackle Love and Revolution in 'Alias Ruby Blade'

    Creative husband and wife team, Alex Meillier & Tanya Ager Meillier, first became involved with the East Timor region in 2005 when they were stationed there as part of a documentary unit for the United Nations Mission of Support to East Timor. They came across the autobiography of the former First L...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #24: Rachel Boynton Joins Disparate Worlds in 'Big Men'

    It took Rachel Boynton six years to make her film "Big Men," a movie she is proud to say draws parallels between radically different places and people. "It shows you what the Texan oil executive has in common with the Nigerian militant struggling to make a dollar. And in doing that, it’s saying some...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #61: Haifaa Al Mansour Navigates the Prohibited World of Cinema in Saudi Arabia to Create 'Wadjda'

    Haifaa Al Mansour is a first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabia. Although cinema is illegal in Saudi, she traces her attraction to film back to her childhood when her father used to arrange movie nights for her and her siblings. Saudi started allowing video rental places when she was older, but wome...

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #23: Blending Genre Lines With Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales of 'Big Bad Wolves'

    Aharon Keshales was a film critic and lecturer at Tel Aviv University when a student of his, Navot Papushado, came to him and asked him a life-changing question: "If you know so much about films and film-making, why don't you make one yourself?" A year later he was standing with Navot, his co-editor...

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