Directors to Look For

by carosolucas | created - 03 Feb 2018 | updated - 09 Aug 2018 | Public

1. Sean Baker

Writer | The Florida Project

Sean Baker is a writer/director known for the Spirit Award nominated films Take Out (2004), Prince of Broadway (2008) and Starlet (2012) (winner of the Robert Altman Spirit Award). His latest film Tangerine (2015) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Magnolia Pictures in ...

1- Projeto Flórida: 10 2- Tangerina : 9 3- 4- 5- 6-

2. Benny Safdie

Director | Good Time

Benny Safdie is a director and actor, known for Good Time (2017), Daddy Longlegs (2009) and The Black Balloon (2012).

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1- Bom Comportamento : 8 2- 3- 4-

3. S. Craig Zahler

Writer | Bone Tomahawk

S. Craig Zahler was born on January 23, 1973 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Bone Tomahawk (2015), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) and Dragged Across Concrete (2018).

1- Confronto no Pavilhão 99 : 8 2- Rastros da Maldade : 8 3-

4. Dee Rees

Director | Mudbound

Writer/Director Dee Rees is an alumna of New York University's graduate film program and a Sundance Screenwriting & Directing Lab Fellow.

In 2018, Dee became the first Black woman nominated for an Oscar in the Best Adapted Screenplay category for her highly-acclaimed film Mudbound (2017). The film, ...

1-Mudbound : 9 2-

5. Trey Edward Shults

Director | It Comes at Night

Trey Edward Shults is a director and writer, known for It Comes at Night (2017), Krisha (2015) and Krisha (2014).

1- Ao Cair da Noite : 8 2- Krisha : 8

6. Barry Jenkins

Director | If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins was born on November 19, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a director and writer, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Moonlight (2016) and Medicine for Melancholy (2008).

1- Moonlight : 10 2- 3-

7. Kogonada

Director | Columbus

Kogonada is a director and writer, known for Columbus (2017).

1- Columbus : 9

8. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...

1- Corra! : 8

9. Juho Kuosmanen

Director | Hymyilevä mies

Juho Kuosmanen was born in 1979 in Kokkola, Finland. He is a director and writer, known for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016), The Painting Sellers (2010) and Citizens (2008).

1- O Dia Mias Feliz da Vida Olli Maki : 9 2-

1- Kaili Blues : 9 2-

11. Taylor Sheridan

Writer | Hell or High Water

Taylor Sheridan is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for wrote the screenplay for Sicario (2015), and Hell or High Water (2016), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

He also starred in FX television series Sons of Anarchy, and ...

1- Terra Selvagem : 8

12. László Nemes

Director | Saul fia

László Nemes was born on 18th Feb. 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. He moved to France at 12 with his mother. He grew up in Paris, where he studied History, International Relations and Political Science at the Institut d'Études Politiques, because he couldn't go to film school. After that he started ...

1- O Filho de Saul : 9 2-

13. Ciro Guerra

Director | El abrazo de la serpiente

Ciro Guerra was born on February 6, 1981 in Río de Oro, Cesar, Colombia. He is a director and writer, known for Embrace of the Serpent (2015), The Wind Journeys (2009) and Birds of Passage (2018).

1- O Abraço da Serpente : 10 2- 3- 4-

14. Anna Rose Holmer

Director | The Fits

Anna Rose Holmer was listed as one of Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2015. Her narrative directorial debut, The Fits (2015 Venice International Film Festival, 2016 Sundance Film Festival), is a selection of the Venice Biennale College-Cinema 2014/2015 and the Sundance ...

1- The Fits : 9

15. Robert Eggers

Director | The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

Robert Eggers is a production designer and costume designer, known for The Witch (2015), The Lighthouse (2019) and The Tell-Tale Heart (2008).

1- A Bruxa : 8

16. Anna Biller

Director | Viva

Anna Biller is known for her lavish use of color and her feminist revisions of old Hollywood genre movies. She has completed two features and several short films, and has done her own set and costume design on all of them. She did her undergraduate studies at UCLA in art, and her graduate studies ...

1- A Bruxa do Amor : 8 2-

17. Anita Rocha da Silveira

Director | Mate-me Por Favor

Anita Rocha Da Silveira Was Born In Rio De Janeiro And Majored In Cinema In 2008 At Puc-Rio. She Wrote, Directed And Edited Three Short-Films: "The Noon Vampire" (2008), "Handball" (2010, Fipresci Award), And "The Living Dead (2012, The Directors' Fortnight Selection In Cannes). "Kill Me Please" (...

1- Mate-me Por favor : 8

18. Alex Garland

Writer | Ex Machina

Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film producer and director. He is best known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018).

Garland's others works as a writer includes The Beach (2000), 28 Days Later (2002), Sunshine (2007), Never Let Me Go (2011) and Dredd (2012).

He is ...

1- Ex-Machina : 8 2- Aniquilação : 8

19. Macon Blair

Actor | Blue Ruin

Macon Blair was born as Macon Chaplain Blair. He is an actor and writer, known for Blue Ruin (2013), Green Room (2015) and Murder Party (2007). He is married to Lee Eddy. They have two children.

1- Já Não Me Sinto em Casa Neste Mundo : 8

20. Luca Guadagnino

Director | Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino was born in 1971 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and producer, known for Call Me by Your Name (2017), Suspiria (2018) and I Am Love (2009).

1- Me Chame Pelo Seu Nome : 9 2- Um Mergulho no Passado : 8 3- Um Sonho de Amor : 8 4- 5-

21. Babak Anvari

Director | Under the Shadow

Babak Anvari is a director and producer, known for Under the Shadow (2016), Two & Two (2011) and Wounds (2019).

1- A Sombra do Medo : 8

22. Julia Ducournau

Writer | Grave

Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She attended film school at La Fémis in Paris, where she studied screenwriting. In 2011, her short film JUNIOR won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, the horror movie RAW, won the coveted FIPRESCI ...

1- Grave : 8

23. David Lowery

Editor | A Ghost Story

David Lowery is an American writer and director. He is best know for Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Pete's Dragon (2016), and A Ghost Story (2017).

At the age of 19, Lowery wrote and directed his first film, Lullaby.

Lowery had his breakthrough with his first feature film, St. Nick (2009).

He often ...

1- A Ghost Story : 9 2- 3- 4-

24. Ryan Coogler

Director | Black Panther

Ryan Coogler was born on May 23, 1986 in Oakland, California, USA as Ryan Kyle Coogler. He is a director and writer, known for Black Panther (2018), Creed (2015) and Fruitvale Station (2013). He has been married to Zinzi Evans since 2016.

1- Pantera Negra 2- Fruitvalle Station : 8 3-

25. Taika Waititi

Writer | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...

1- O Que Fazemos Nas Sombras? : 8 2- A Incrível Aventura de Rick Baker : 8 3- Thor: Ragnarok : 7 4- 5-

26. Maren Ade

Producer | Toni Erdmann

Maren Ade was born in Karlsruhe on 12 December 1976 to a couple of teachers.She studied cinema at Munich's Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. As of 2001 she co-founded, together with Janine Jackowski, a fellow graduate from HFF, the "Komplizen" film company. It is through Komplizen that Maren would...

1- Toni Erdman : 9 2- 3-

27. Kenneth Lonergan

Writer | Manchester by the Sea

Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter and director. His film, You Can Count on Me (2000), which he wrote and directed, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, won the Sundance 2000 Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the NY Film Critics Circle, LA Film ...

1- Manchester à Beira-Mar : 9 2- 3-

28. Kelly Reichardt

Director | Wendy and Lucy

Kelly Reichardt was born and raised in Miami-Dade Country, Florida, to a family of police officers. She had an interest in photography from a very young age. She started by using her father's camera, which he used for photographing crime scenes. She went to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in ...

1- Certas Mulheres : 8 2- 3- 4- 5- 6- 7-

29. Robin Campillo

Writer | Eastern Boys

Robin Campillo was born on August 16, 1962 in Mohammédia, Morocco. He is a writer and editor, known for Eastern Boys (2013), BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) and The Class (2008).

1- 120 BPM : 8 2- 3-

30. Ari Aster

Director | Hereditary

Ari Aster is a director and writer, known for Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019) and The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011).

1- Hereditário : 8

31. Samuel Maoz

Director | Lebanon

Samuel Maoz was born on May 23, 1962 in Herzliya, Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Lebanon (2009), Foxtrot (2017) and Manybuy (2013).

1- Foxtrot : 9 2-



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