Top Up and Coming Directors 2011

Directors of tomorrow that you don't know today.
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Phillip Van
Director, Bright Falls
Phillip is half-Vietnamese, half-American. He attended NYU Graduate Film, where his thesis, "High Maintenance," garnered a Student Academy Award, a BAFTA honorable mention and dozens of awards at film festivals. He directs commercials. His spots have won national Addy and Promax awards. His short...
Silas Howard
Director, Transparent
Silas Howard is an award-winning feature film, documentary film, music video, web series and television director and writer, with a longtime focus in telling honest, boundary-shattering narratives filled with groundbreaking characters. His career took off in 2001, when his first feature film, By Hook or By Crook premiered at Sundance Film Festival...
Louis Morneau
Director, Retroactive
The Writer/Director grew up in New England making short films and award winning music videos while attending college in Boston. In Los Angeles, he created trailers for Roger Corman, the producer for whom he directed his first feature. Morneau's science-fiction thriller, "Retroactive", for HBO/MGM/Orion received critical acclaim...
David DeCoteau
A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman, who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, DeCoteau directed and produced his first feature film for another generous film legend...
Michael Leoni
Michael Leoni is a writer/director known for American Street Kid, #WhenTodayEnds, Spare Some Change and Someplace in Between, which is the inspiration for his critically acclaimed play, "Elevator" that ran successfully in Los Angeles for a year and is now back up at The Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood - for more info & tickets please visit the website...
Jason Hewitt
Producer, Odd Thomas
Jason Hewitt, a native of Louisiana, left the technology industry to join the film and television industry. Hewitt was an early mover in the Internet economy, founding the website creation and marketing management company Planet Symphony in 1994. The company gained national attention the following year...
Jonas Åkerlund
Director, Spun