Top up-and-coming filmmakers

by mandy-eyerhart | created - 05 Aug 2011 | updated - 06 Aug 2011 | Public

a few filmmakers who have been getting recognition, albeit not the amount of recognition that they deserve.

1. Michael Polish

Director | Twin Falls Idaho

Michael Polish was born on October 30, 1970 in El Centro, California, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Twin Falls Idaho (1999), Northfork (2003) and Jackpot (2001). He has been married to Kate Bosworth since August 31, 2013. He was previously married to Jo Strettell.

2. Mark Polish

Actor | Twin Falls Idaho

Mark Polish was born on October 30, 1970 in El Centro, California, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Twin Falls Idaho (1999), The Astronaut Farmer (2006) and Jackpot (2001). He is married to Wendy Polish. They have one child.

3. Javier Bermudez

Editor | The Recipient

Javier Bermudez was born and raised in Puerto Rico from a Dominican Mother and Puerto Rican Father, and at the early age of 4 was already telling his friends he was going to create "magic of the movies" one day. All because he saw the original Star Wars at that early age. After making home movies ...

4. David Pomes

Director | Cook County

David Pomes is a director and writer, known for Cook County (2009) and Summer with Mrs. Von Mausch (2011).

5. Ryan Pickett

Actor | Look

Ryan Pickett was raised in Howard County, Maryland and he spent five years attending school in Germany. He began working in the entertainment industry in college with entry level jobs at Henninger Media and the Washington Redskins. He earned his B.A. in English Language and Literature with a minor ...

6. Russ Russo

Actor | An Act of War

Russell Arthur Benson Jr. was born to Cynthia Lattof and Russell Benson. Russell Benson Sr. was a union plumber who had come back from Vietnam. Cynthia Lattof was a student at Gloucester State College. They divorced in 1979. Cynthia had moved Russell and his infant brother out to Sacramento, ...

9. Sergio Myers

Producer | Frock My World

Sergio Myers is an award winning documentary filmmaker, reality television show creator/showrunner and former hiphop artist.

Myers has recently completed feature film 'The Zombinator', feature documentary 'Invisible Scars' and most recently apart of the highly successful reality TV series Car Vs ...

10. Andrew Wesman

Editor | Unfriended

Andrew Wesman is an editor and director, known for Unfriended (2014), Shelley (2010) and Goodbye Bear (2009).

11. Andrew Traister

Director | Nicky's Birthday Camera

Andrew Traister is an actor and director, known for Nicky's Birthday Camera (2007), Just Out of Reach (2011) and Termite: The Walls Have Eyes (2011).

13. Michael Bassett

Editor | The White Box

Michael Bassett is an editor and director, known for The White Box (2011), Anita and By the People (2006).

14. Garrick Duckler

Director | The Grudge

Garrick Duckler is a director and actor, known for The Grudge (2011), Presenting Problems (2011) and The Eskimo (2011).

15. R. Dave DeJohn

Producer | Eggs

R. Dave DeJohn is a producer, known for Eggs (2011), Crossing the Lines (2018) and I Surrender All (2001).

17. Joseph Villapaz

Sound_department | Soul Bound

As a child, Joseph Villapaz was surrounded by various forms of art. His father was a successful medical illustrationist for the State of New York. His mother wasn't an artist, but was a Registered Nurse for the City of New York. After seeing his father's impressive portfolio, Joseph was inspired to...

18. Eric Casaccio

Writer | Freak

Eric Casaccio was born on April 5, 1972 in Malden, Massachusetts, USA as Eric Paul Casaccio. He is an actor and writer, known for Freak (2011), Narcissist (2014) and The Test (2010).

19. Alex Willemin

Director | The Good One

Alex Willemin is an independent filmmaker with a specialization in writing and directing micro-budget films. He earned his MFA in motion picture production from the University of Miami and, while in graduate school, worked at the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Film Archive where he organized and created...

20. Joe Rosario

Actor | Together: The Film

Joe Rosario was born on January 6, 1959 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Together: The Film (2008), The Lair (2011) and Summer of Ivy.



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