Indie Filmakers you Need to Know about!!by Smiley845 | created - 11 Jan 2012 | updated - 13 Jan 2012 | Public
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.
5. Jess Weixler
Actress | Teeth
Jess Weixler is an American actress. She played Dawn O'Keefe in the comedy-horror film Teeth and Jordan in the comedy The Big Bad Swim. Weixler graduated in 1999 from Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where she also attended the Walden Theatre Conservatory Program and was in The River ...
6. Jason Ritter
Actor | Freddy vs. Jason
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 ...
Producer | A Two Woman One Act
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 ...
9. Steve Talley
Actor | The Naked Mile
Steve Talley was born on August 12, 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA as Steven Douglas Talley. He is an actor and producer, known for American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006), Peaceful Warrior (2006) and Hole in One (2009). He has been married to Lyndon Smith since July 4, 2015. He was ...
10. Lin Shaye
Actress | Insidious
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 ...
11. Antonio Macia
Writer | Holy Rollers
Antonio, the son of Argentine and Chilean immigrants, is a graduate of Middlebury College, a former Blacklist writer, and a WGA member. He has over ten years experience as an independent filmmaker with three feature films (Affluenza, Anne B. Real, Holy Rollers) to his credit, and is a faculty ...
12. 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 ...
15. Ash Christian
Producer | Fat Girls
Ash Christian is an Emmy Award winning producer with over 15 feature films & series to his credit.
Recently Ash produced the SXSW hit film "1985" written and directed by Yen Tan and starting Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis and Jamie Chung. The film garnered rave reviews, many ...
18. Christian Sesma
Director | Vigilante Diaries
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...
19. William Clift
William Clift is a director and editor, known for The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom (2018), Hush Up Sweet Charlotte (2015) and Baby Jane? (2010).
21. Julia Solomonoff
Director | El último verano de la Boyita
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 ...