TAXI RIDERS: DEE REES
If you’ve taken a ride in the back of a New York City taxi cab these last two weeks, you may have heard the stories of seven of New York’s most distinctive independent filmmakers of the moment. In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the IFP has produced six spots that are playing not only in cabs but on NYC Life. Jamie Stuart directed, T. Griffin scored and I produced these pieces, and each one, in addition to profiling a person, highlights a different aspect of the independent filmmaker’s current creative, production or marketing brief. All the filmmakers were veterans of the IFP Labs and also selected for Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces.
Today I’m posting Dee Rees, whose Pariah opens from Focus Features in December. She’s also featured in the upcoming Filmmaker in an interview with Brandon Harris.