MAKERS: A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act

Filmmakers whose work I'm experiencing during A Yearlong Film Viewing Balancing Act #yfvba (May 4, 2013 - May 3, 2014). Watching an equal number of films by women directors and men directors over the course of a year.... focused on films from 2003 forward. Every day I watch at least one feature and one short. Occasionally the filmmakers whose work I see are not listed in IMDb, so the don't show up here. Visit http://olearysreellife.tumblr.com/ to follow along in more detail...
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1.
Allen Hughes
Producer, From Hell
Albert and Allen Hughes began making movies at age 12, but their formal film education began their freshman year of high school when Allen took a TV production class. They soon made a short film entitled How To Be A Burglar and people began to take notice. Their next work, Uncensored videos, was broadcast on cable...
“ 02013.05.04: watched Broken City ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
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Sue Bourne
Producer, Jig
“ The Jig ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
4.
“ Short: The Piano Tuner ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
5.
“ The Watch ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
6.
“ Short: Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
7.
“ Blackthorn ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
8.
Jeff Nichols
Writer, Mud
“ Mud ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
9.
Penny Lane
Director, Our Nixon
“ Short: The Voyagers. Short: How to Write an Autobiography. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
10.
“ Short: Alice Sees the Light ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
11.
Helen Hunt
Actress, Mad About You
Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.
“ Then She Found Me ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
12.
“ Short: Forever's Gonna Start Tonight. It Felt Like Love. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
13.
Ken Loach
Unlike virtually all his contemporaries, Ken Loach has never succumbed to the siren call of Hollywood, and it's virtually impossible to imagine his particular brand of British socialist realism translating well to that context. After studying law at St. Peter's College, Oxford, he branched out into the theater...
“ The Angels' Share, Looking for Eric ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
14.
“ Seeking a Friend for the End of the World ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
15.
“ An Apology to Elephants ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
16.
“ Foreign Parts ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
17.
“ Foreign Parts ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
18.
“ The Way Back ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
19.
Mohammad Gorjestani
Director, Sayeh
Mohammad Gorjestani is an Iranian-American Filmmaker based in San Francisco, CA. In 2013, he was named as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film for his ITVS commissioned film, REFUGE. Starring Nikohl Boosheri, REFUGE screened at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and was an official selection for the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival...
“ Short: Refuge (2X). ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
20.
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
After studying drama in the arts institute, Jean Pierre Dardenne and his brother Luc made some videos about the rough life in blue-collar small towns in the Wallonie. After their meeting with filmmaker Armad Gatti and cinematographer Ned Burgess, they decided to enter in the movie business. In 1978 they shot their first documentary...
“ The Kid with a Bike ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
21.
“ The Kid with a Bike ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
22.
“ Short: Sleepless. Feature: Home ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
23.
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 Boston...
“ Meek's Cutoff. Wendy and Lucy. Old Joy. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
24.
“ Short: Mein 1. Film (1968) ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
25.
Luke Randall
Animation Department, Megamind
Luke Randall is an Australian writer, director and animator based in Los Angeles, California. His short films have won numerous film festival awards and struck a chord with audiences online. In addition he was nominated for Australia's highest honor in filmmaking an AFI award and has created animation for many of Dreamworks Animation's feature films.
“ Short: Reach ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
26.
“ Short: Bye Bye Now ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
27.
“ Short: Bye Bye Now ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
28.
“ Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek (2009). Mission Impossible III ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
29.
Guy Thys
Director, Thuis
“ Short: Tanghi Argentini ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
30.
“ 35 Shots of Rum ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
31.
“ Somewhere Between ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
32.
“ Short: The Queen ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
33.
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her sensitive portraits of wounded and conflicted young women in independent films...
“ Take This Waltz. Stories We Tell. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
34.
Julia Pott
Director, Belly
“ Short: The Event once online and once at IU Cinema ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
35.
“ Peeples ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
36.
“ Short: Idiot with a Tripod ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
37.
Phie Ambo
Director, Family
Phie Ambo (born 1973) was trained at the National Film School of Denmark, graduating as a documentary film director in 2003. Famous for her feature length documentary films true to the tradition of poetic, personal and cinematic language, Ambo deals with essential topics such as family relations, love, creative processes and artificial life...
“ Gambler, Free the Mind ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
38.
“ Short: Even Pigeons Go to Heaven ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
39.
“ Short: Swimmer ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
40.
“ The Source Family ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
41.
“ The Source Family ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
42.
“ Stephanie Daley ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
43.
“ Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
44.
Kat Candler
Director, Hellion
“ Short: Love Bug ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
45.
Mira Nair
Director, Monsoon Wedding
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay...
“ The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Amelia. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
46.
Icíar Bollaín
Director, Te doy mis ojos
Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, Tierra y Libertad (1995) directed by Ken Loach...
“ Even the Rain ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
47.
Jon Shenk
Camera and Electrical Department, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
 
48.
“ The Campaign ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
49.
“ Fast and Furious 6 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
50.
“ Short: There's a Flower in My Pedal, Tilting Quilting ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
51.
Tao Ruspoli
Director, Fix
Italian American documentary filmmaker, photographer and flamenco guitar player. Born in Thailand and raised in Rome and Los Angeles. Son of Dado Ruspoli and Debra Berger. B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley. Founder of The Los Angeles Filmmakers' Cooperative (LAFCO). Formerly married to actress Olivia Wilde. Based in Venice, California.
“ Short: Stone Fridge, Short: Burning Man 2008 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
52.
Andrew Niccol
New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films "longer than 60 seconds." He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director...
“ Lord of War ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
53.
Alix Lambert
Alix Lambert's feature length documentary The Mark of Cain was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, received an honorable mention from the French Association of Journalism, and aired on Nightline. She went on to produce additional segments of Nightline as well as 7 segments for the PBS series LIFE 360...
“ Short: Shearwater: You As You Were. Bayou Blue. Short: Crime: Joe Loyola: The Beirut Bandit ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
54.
“ The Nine Muses ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
55.
David McMahon
Director, Skanks
“ Bayou Blue ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
56.
“ Short: Simiente. Feature: The Towrope || La Sirga ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
57.
“ Something in the Air ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
58.
“ Planet of Snail ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
59.
“ Capturing Reality & Short: Source ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
60.
“ Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
61.
“ Short: A Short Story About Hands ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
62.
“ Short: A Long Cry Along with the Wind's ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
63.
“ Lost Persons Area ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
64.
“ Short: Can and Slipper ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
65.
“ The Woodmans ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
66.
Bruce Beresford
Bruce Beresford was born in Australia and graduated from Sydney University in 1962. He served as Film Officer for the British Film Institute Production Board from 1966-1971 and as a Film Advisor to the Arts Council of Great Britain. Beresford has also directed several operas including Girl Of The Golden West (Puccini)...
“ Mao's Last Dancer. The Contract. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
67.
“ Short: Experiences for Sale // ZÁŽITKY NA PRODEJ ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
68.
Vincent Ward
Writer, Alien³
Vincent Ward has produced, executive produced and/or written and directed feature films including What Dreams May Come (Which won an Oscar and was nominated for 2 Academy Awards), The River Queen (Won best film in Shanghai) and The Last Samurai (4 Academy Award nominations and winner of Best Foreign Film in Japan) developing the underlying material he chose the director...
“ Rain of the Children ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
69.
Vanessa Gould
Camera and Electrical Department, Between the Folds
“ Between the Folds ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
70.
Shane Carruth
Composer, Primer
Writer-director Shane Carruth, a former software engineer, burst onto the independent movie scene with his extremely low-budget science-fiction film Primer in 2004. Carruth also played one of the two leads in the film and composed its music. "Primer" won the Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred P. Sloan Award at the Sundance Film Festival...
“ Upstream Color ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
71.
“ Short: Logoden ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
72.
Jean Fraysse
Director, Logoden
“ Short: Logoden ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
73.
“ Augustine ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
74.
Joanna Priestley
Director, Voices
Joanna Priestley has produced and directed 27 animated films that have screened at top film festivals all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival...
“ Short: Kali Yuga ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
75.
Lone Scherfig
Director, An Education
Lone Scherfig graduated from the Danish Film School in 1984. In her native Denmark, Lone Scherfig began her career directing award-winning commercials and television dramas. Her first feature as director, The Birthday Trip, premiered at the 1991 Berlin Festival and won several awards at festivals worldwide. Her second feature, On Our Own, won the Grand Prize at the Montreal Film Festival...
“ One Day ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
76.
“ Carol Channing Larger Than Life. Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did for Love. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
77.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, actress, speaker, and advocate for women, girls, and their families. Newsom is the writer, director, and producer of the 2011 Sundance documentary film Miss Representation, which explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence...
“ Miss Representation ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
78.
“ Short: Birds || Madarak ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
79.
“ 7 Wonders of Bratislava ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
80.
“ Short: Fugue ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
81.
Hirokazu Koreeda
Director, Still Walking
Born in Tokyo in 1962. Originally intended to be a novelist, but after graduating from Waseda University in 1987 went on to become an assistant director at T.V. Man Union. Snuck off set to film Lessons from a Calf. His first feature, Maborosi, based on a Teru Miyamoto novel and drawn from his own experiences while filming August Without Him...
“ Nobody Knows. Still Walking. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
82.
“ The Beaches of Agnes. Short: Le Lion Volatil. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
83.
Kirby Dick
Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, The Hunting Ground, a monumental exposé about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius/The Weinstein Company and CNN...
“ Outrage ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
84.
Steven Briand
Director, Shunpo
“ Short: Shunpo. Short: Frictions. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
85.
“ Brooklyn Castle ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
86.
Sergey Loznitsa
Director, In the Fog
Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film maker, was born on September, 5th 1964 in Baranovichi, USSR. He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 Sergei worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in artificial intelligence research...
“ Short: Letter || Pismo ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
87.
“ Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
88.
Noah Baumbach
Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming. His second major picture, made ten years later, The Squid and the Whale was no less autobiographical but went back further in his personal history...
“ Frances Ha ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
89.
Richard Linklater
Director, Before Sunset
Self-taught writer-director Richard Stuart Linklater was born in Houston, Texas, to Diane Margaret (Krieger), who taught at a university, and Charles W. Linklater III. Richard was among the first and most successful talents to emerge during the American independent film renaissance of the 1990s. Typically setting each of his movies during one 24-hour period...
“ Before Midnight ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
90.
“ Dorothy Mills ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
91.
Juan Solanas
Writer, Upside Down
Born in Buenos Aires on November 4th 1966, Juan Diego Solanas is the son of one of Argentina's most important directors, Fernando E. Solanas. In 1977, he followed his father to France when the latter fled his country where dictatorship was rife. There, he studied art history and gave free rein to his passion: photography...
“ The Man Without a Head ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
92.
Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would produce better academic performance...
“ Spartacus (1960) ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
93.
“ Vivere. The Look. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
94.
“ The Story of Film: An Odyssey Episode 11, Episode 12, 13 ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
95.
Cathy Lee Crane
Director, Adrift
Cathy Lee Crane has been making narrative/documentary hybrid films on 16mm since 1994. She received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 for her lyrical re-combinations of archival and staged material. Her first feature Pasolini's Last Words (2012) was supported through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film...
“ Short: For You: Experiment Underwater ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
96.
“ Short: DeepFlight Submersible - Searching for Whale Song (I think this is the same Graham Hawkes who made this GoPro short... but I'm winging it a bit). Credited with Lee Behel, who does not appear to be listed in IMDb. ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
97.
“ Japanese Story ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
98.
Angelina Jolie Pitt
Actress, Maleficent
Angelina Jolie is an Oscar-winning actress who became popular after playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, Salt and Maleficent. Off-screen, Jolie has become prominently involved in international charity projects, especially those involving refugees...
“ In the Land of Blood and Honey ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
99.
Ava DuVernay
Producer, Selma
A filmmaker, marketer and film distributor, Ava DuVernay made her feature film debut with the documentary This in the Life (2008), a history on hip hop movement that flourished in Los Angeles in the 1990's. This was followed by series of television music documentaries which included My Mic Sounds Nice (2010) which aired on BET...
“ Short: The Door. PLUS Ava's coming to Indiana University Cinema in September so I'll get to see a lot more of her films with her present to talk with us about them. I'll share more about that exciting event then.

Short: Say Yes

Short: My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women in Hip Hop

This is the Life

Venus Vs.

Middle of Nowhere

I Will Follow ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary
 
100.
Ann Hui
Director, Tou ze
Born in China in 1947, Ann Hui moved to Hong Kong when whe was still in her youth. After graduating in English and Comparative Litereature from Hong Kong University, whe spent two years at London Film School. Returning to Hong Kong, she worked as an assistant to director King Hu before joining TVB to direct drama series and short documentaries...
“ A Simple Life. Short: My Way (Beautiful 2012). ” - Barbara Ann O'Leary