Benson Lee on Returning to His Independent Roots with the Sundance Comedy, Seoul Searching


Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee won the Jury Prize at Sundance with his Competition Drama, Miss Monday, in 1998. A decade later he returned with Planet B-Boy, a critically-acclaimed, commercially-successful doc about breakdancing crews competing in an international competition. Lee’s success…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2015

Quyen Tran on Shooting Frankie Shaw’s Sundance-Winning SMILF


Frankie Shaw’s short film SMILF won the Short Film Jury Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s a funny and revealing comedy about a young mom struggling to connect to her old sexual self while being homebound caring for…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2015

Cinematographers Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk on Shooting the Sundance-Winning Doc, Meru


Over a period of years, three climbers — Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk — make repeated efforts to scale a 21,000 foot peak in Northern India, Mount Meru. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s Meru is the chronicle…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2015

Cinematographer Catherine Lutes on Shooting the Pop-Up Porno Series

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An unlikely combination of elements — the children’s pop-up book and X-rated adult relationship stories — collide in one of the more unusual series of shorts at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: Pop-Up Porno. Toronto-based director Stephen Dunn was inspired…  Read more

By Feb 13, 2015

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