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Christopher Makoto Yogi at the Sundance Directors Lab

Christopher Makoto Yogi on set at the Directors LabChristopher Makoto Yogi on set at the Directors Lab

Hawai’i-born director Christopher Makoto Yogi is at the Sundance Directors Lab with his feature, I Was a Simple Man. “Like marionettes on a toy stage, the ghosts of Seiichi’s past haunt the countryside in this tale of a Hawai’i family…  Read more

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Livi Newman on Shooting Successful Sex Scenes at the Sundance Directors Lab

Livi Newman directs actress Tashiana Washington as director of photography Dagmar Weaver-Madsen looks on.Livi Newman directs actress Tashiana Washington as director of photography Dagmar Weaver-Madsen looks on.

Olivia Newman is at the Sundance Directors Lab with her feature First Match, the tale of “a teenage girl from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood [who] decides that joining the all-boys high school wrestling team is the only way back to her…  Read more

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Process vs. Result: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy Filmmaking Again from my Brother, Mike Leigh, Rory Culkin and My Newborn Daughter

Rory Culkin in GabrielRory Culkin in Gabriel

Lou Howe landed on our 25 New Faces list in 2013 while in post-production on his debut feature, Gabriel. An IFP Narrative Lab veteran, Howe here describes the lead-up to his film, and how one crucial, family-oriented decision in pre-production…  Read more

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“Couple That With a Long Take and I’m Ecstatic”: Chris Bell on The Winds That Scatter

The Winds That ScatterThe Winds That Scatter

A former critic for The Playlist, Chris Bell fulfills the promise of the observant, patient lens he wielded in shorts such as Bridges with his feature length character study, The Winds That Scatter. Baring more in common with the films of the great Abbas Kiarostami…  Read more

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