A Five-Second Guide to This Year’s “25 New Faces”
I’m flying to Tacoma, Wa. tomorrow for the annual 25 New Faces event at the Grand Cinema, but before I depart I’m posting here a quick, video-driven guide to the talented people I’ll be hanging out with over the coming days. (Thanks to Nathan Jones and Dante Pilkington for helping to put this post together.) There’s a lot to dig into below, so enjoy.
Michael Tyburski & Ben Nabors
Below are the trailers for Palimpsest, the 2013 Sundance screened short about a “house tuner,” and William and The Windmill, the SXSW Grand Jury Documentary prize winning documentary feature. For more of their work, visit Tyburski’s Vimeo page.
Anna Sandilands & Ewan McNicol
Here’s Sandilands and McNicol’s documentary short The Roper, which recently played at Sundance, True/False and SXSW 2013. Check out more of their videos at Lucid Inc’s Vimeo page.
Gorjestani’s Refuge, an immigration-focused, science-fiction short, was featured on ITVS’ Future States earlier this year. Watch it below, and check out the “making of” featurette here.
Watch Boyd Holbrook’s performance in the 2011 short Moving Takahashi below.
Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe
Cabral and Sutcliffe’s (T)ERROR is still in production, but you can check out the trailer for Adama — which Sutcliffe directed, and on which Cabral was a still photographer — below.
There’s no trailer yet for Osder’s Tribeca-winning Let the Fire Burn, which comes out via Zeitgeist Films on October 2, but below is the director talking during a Q&A at Hot Docs.
Blake’s excellent anti-Western short Surveyor is on Vimeo in its entirety, and embedded below.
Lou Howe’s debut feature Gabriel is still in post and without a trailer, but here’s a taste of his AFI thesis film, My First Claire.
Andrew Thomas Huang
Watch Huang’s mesmerizing 2012 film Solipsist below. For more of Huang’s animations, see his recent music video collaborations with Björk and Sigur Ros, as well as some of his earlier work.
Here’s the trailer for Hittman’s awesome coming-of-age drama It Felt Like Love.