Indie Filmakers you Need to Know about!!

A list of Independent Filmmakers, Actors, Writers, Directors and Producers you need to know about. They may or may not be at Sundance but they are earning their way in there own right.
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Jess Weixler
Actress, Teeth
 
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Jason Ritter
Co-creator of "Morning Knight, Inc." with actress/writer/director Marianna Palka. His theater credits include Wendy Wasserstein's "Third" directed by Daniel Sullivan (Lincoln Center, NYC), Neil LaBute's "The Distance From Here" directed by David Leveaux (Almeida at King's Cross, London) and Tom Donaghy's "The Beginning of August" directed by Neil Pepe (The Atlantic Theater Company...
 
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Vanessa Libertad Garcia
Vanessa Libertad Garcia is a Cuban - American filmmaker born in Los Angeles who has lived throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in May of 2005. During and after which she has worked on a variety of film projects...
 
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Lin Shaye
Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting...
 
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Antonio Macia
Writer, Holy Rollers
The son of Argentine and Chilean immigrants, Antonio was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. He graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in International Studies. He then served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Toronto, Canada where he worked with Hispanic communities...
 
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Kevin Asch
Director, Holy Rollers
Kevin received a B.A. in film directing from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and has studied with Joe Paradise Film Acting Studio. He began his career at the New York based studio, The Shooting Gallery, involved with the production and distribution of over thirty films including You Can Count On Me and Croupier...
 
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Ash Christian
Actor, Fat Girls
At age twenty, Ash directed, produced and starred in "Fat Girls" alongside Jonathan Caouette ("Tarnation"), and Robin DeJesus ("Camp"). An official selection of the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, where "Fat Girls" had its world premiere to major critical acclaim...the film found love in the hearts of independent film lovers across the world...
 
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Christian Sesma
Christian Sesma, already a successful restaurateur from Palm Springs, was inspired to pursue his passion for movies after reading Robert Rodriguez's 10 minute film school. That move led to his first no budget feature in 2005 with the drama/thriller titled 6:30 which was released domestically on VOD and DVD everywhere. Since then he has made eight feature films...
 
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Julia Solomonoff
Julia Solomonoff is an Argentine filmmaker with an MFA in Film from Columbia University, New York, where she currently teaches Film Directing. She is a Fulbright and PEO Scholar. In 2011, the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated her work in a special showcase of her shorts and features. She wrote...