Filmmakers who have all been interview subjects on the superb podcast Directors Notes.
Born and raised in Monroeville, Oh. Moved to Los Angeles and directed several short independent films. Worked as an assistant editor at Fancy Film Post Production and began to switch his focus to documentary filmmaking. His first documentary feature film is titled "When The Bell Rings" and follows a 42 year old boxer, Dino Wells, in his return to the sport after a 15 year hiatus.
Joey Daoud is a documentary producer, director, and cinematographer based in Miami Beach, FL. His short documentary Strike: The Greatest Bowling Story of Ever Told was the inaugural film on The New York Times' brand new Made with Kickstarter documentary series. He is also the co-creator of the award winning short doc Dolphin Lover...
A Visual Effects Creative and Writer / Director in the Motion Pictures Industry, going under the name of HaZ. Nominated for several Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards for his Visual Effects Supervision work. He transitioned into Writing / Directing with his sci-fi short - 'Project Kronos' earning him representation and status as an emerging film maker...
Mike Flanagan was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1978 to Timothy and Laura Flanagan. The family relocated frequently, as Timothy was in the U.S. Coast Guard, and finally settled in Bowie, Maryland. As a child, he would shoot and edit short movies on VHS. This continued as he attended Archbishop Spalding High School in Severna Park...
Doug Karr has been creating original independent films since 1997. Karr credits include narrative shorts Anniversary Present, The Straitjacket Lottery and the award winning documentaries LSD25, The June Bug Symphony, Lifecycles: a story of AIDS in Malawi, and The Face of AIDS. The writer of six feature length screenplays...
Eddie O'Keefe is a writer and direction from Elmhurst, Illinois. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 and is currently living in Los Angeles, California studying directing at American Film Institute. His inspiration comes from Rushmore, Pulp Fiction, Midnight Cowboy, American Graffiti, The Graduate, Band of Outsiders, Bandlands, and Rock n' Roll.
Mike Ott studied under Thom Andersen at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Film/Video. His feature film, Littlerock, won numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the 2010 AFI Fest, a Gotham Award, and in 2011, Mike won an Independent Spirit Award for "Someone to Watch"...
Rosto is a Dutch artist and filmmaker best known for his award-winning short film trilogy and online graphic novel Mind My Gap. Rosto is founder and owner of Studio Rosto A.D, a film production company, animation studio and atelier based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His films: The Rise and Fall of the Legendary Anglobilly Feverson and Jona/Tomberry were included in the Animation Show of Shows.
Chris was born in Greenwich, Connecticut and lived in Port Chester, New York for 9 years, before moving to Allendale, New Jersey. He graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing. He is also an accomplished pianist and composer, as well as swimmer. As of the summer of 2009...
Luke Snellin has written and directed several short films, commercials, music videos and TV shows that have been broadcast on television and cinema screens across the globe. While a film lover from an early age, he didn't actually pick up a camera until he was age 17, instead choosing to act and write plays in school...
Brek Taylor has directed and produced for over fifteen years in theatre, television and film. She has worked for the BBC, C4, National Geographic and European Capital of Culture and now works as a freelance film director and creative producer. Brek originally trained as a ballet dancer before moving into production...
Jamie Travis is a Canadian filmmaker who has directed award-winning films, music videos and television commercials. He received international recognition for his two short film trilogies: The Patterns Trilogy and the Saddest Children in the World trilogy. His six shorts, all of which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival...