HOT NEW DIRECTORS & STARS

by WiseDude | created - 18 Jun 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

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NEW & STAR DIRECTORS!!!

(Cant' wait to see all their new films, the list will grow as I stumble across new hot directors and films...)

1. Rian Johnson

Director | Looper

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age, he moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film Brick (2005) was released in 2005 and was ...

2. Damien Chazelle

Writer | La La Land

Damien Sayre Chazelle is an American director and screenwriter. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His mother, Celia Sayre (Martin) Chazelle, is an American-Canadian writer and professor of history at The College of New Jersey. His father, Bernard Chazelle, is a French-American Eugene Higgins...

3. Dan Trachtenberg

Director | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Dan Trachtenberg is a director and writer, known for 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), Black Mirror (2011) and Space Race.

4. Fede Alvarez

Director | Don't Breathe

Fede Alvarez was born on February 9, 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a director and writer, known for Don't Breathe (2016), Evil Dead (2013) and The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018).

5. Misko Massanyi

Writer | Brunnen

Swedish director Misko Massanyi has directed award winning commercials for more than 15 years.

6. David F. Sandberg

Director | Lights Out

David F. Sandberg is a director and composer, known for Lights Out (2016), Annabelle: Creation (2017) and Vad tyst det blev... (2006). He is married to Lotta Losten.

7. John Krasinski

Actor | A Quiet Place

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John ...

8. Ari Aster

Director | Hereditary

Ari Aster is a director and writer, known for Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019) and The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011).

9. Ana Lily Amirpour

Director | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Ana Lily Amirpour was born on July 25, 1976 in Margate, Kent, England. She is a director and writer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), The Bad Batch (2016) and A Little Suicide (2012).

10. Gareth Edwards

Visual_effects | Monsters

Gareth James Edwards was born on June 1, 1975 in the English town of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Growing up, he admired movies such as the 1977 classic "Star Wars", and went on to pursue a film career. He even cites George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as his biggest influences. Edwards studied BA (Hons) ...

11. David Robert Mitchell

Writer | It Follows

David Robert Mitchell is an American director mainly known for the breakout horror film ''It Follows'' which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. in 2002, Mitchell wrote and directed ''Virgin'' a short film featuring Carolina Castro and Cameron Diskin about a local legend...

12. James Ponsoldt

Director | The Spectacular Now

James Ponsoldt was born in 1978 in Athens, Georgia, USA as James Adam Ponsoldt. He is a director and producer, known for The Spectacular Now (2013), The Circle (2017) and The End of the Tour (2015). He has been married to Megan Holloway since September 25, 2010.

13. Anna Foerster

Director | Underworld: Blood Wars

Anna Foerster is known for her work on Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), Outlander (2014) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004).

14. Taika Waititi

Actor | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is of Te-Whanau-a-Apanui (father) and Jewish (mother) descent. He has been involved in the film industry for several years, initially as an actor, and now focusing on writing and ...

15. Ti West

Director | The Innkeepers

Ti West was born on October 5, 1980 in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. He is a director, known for The Innkeepers (2011), The Sacrament (2013) and The House of the Devil (2009).

16. Luke Scott

Director | Morgan

Luke Scott was born in 1968. He is a director and assistant director, known for Morgan (2016), The Martian (2015) and Alien: Covenant (2017).

17. Jonás Cuarón

Writer | Gravity

Jonás Cuarón was born in 1981 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He has been married to Eireann Harper since 2007. They have one child.

18. S. Craig Zahler

Writer | Bone Tomahawk

S. Craig Zahler was born in 1973 in Miami, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Bone Tomahawk (2015), Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) and Dragged Across Concrete (2018).

19. Jeremy Saulnier

Cinematographer | Blue Ruin

Jeremy Saulnier has slyly defined a unique cinematic aesthetic that complements his idiosyncratic narrative premises. His sophomore feature, Blue Ruin (2013) a quirky, crime drama set in a pretty, but grimier part of suburban America was a festival darling and supplanted his name within the ...

20. Jim Mickle

Writer | Stake Land

Jim Mickle is known for his work on Stake Land (2010), Cold in July (2014) and We Are What We Are (2013).

21. Duncan Jones

Director | Moon

Duncan Jones was born on May 30, 1971 in Bromley, Kent, England as Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones. He is a director and writer, known for Moon (2009), Source Code (2011) and Warcraft: The Beginning (2016). He has been married to Rodene Ronquillo since November 6, 2012. They have two children.

22. Adam Wingard

Director | You're Next

At 19 Adam got his start in feature film making early with his directorial debut Home Sick, a slasher horror film starring Bill Moseley and Tom Toweles. However it was his second effort at 24 years old with the film Pop Skull that garnered him a talent to watch. Made for a budget of around 2000 ...

23. 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 (2004) 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...

24. Corin Hardy

Director | The Hallow

Corin Hardy is an award-winning filmmaker, illustrator, sculptor and writer, whose visual style mixes the macabre, the beautiful and the epic to visually dazzling results.

Corin grew up in a world steeped in creatures & creativity, beginning his early career aged 12 as a special FX 'monster-maker' ...

25. John Maclean

Soundtrack | Slow West

John Maclean studied BA drawing and painting at Edinburgh college of Art and MA at The Royal College of art in London. After graduating, he formed The Beta Band with friends, 1997 to 2004 and The Aliens 2005 to 2008. John made many of the band's music videos. In 2009 John made Man on a Motorcycle, ...

26. Jennifer Kent

Director | The Babadook

Jennifer Kent is an actress and director, known for The Babadook (2014), The Nightingale (2018) and Monster (2005).

27. Jeff Nichols

Writer | Take Shelter

Jeff Nichols was born on December 7, 1978 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Take Shelter (2011), Midnight Special (2016) and Loving (2016).

29. James Kent

Director | Testament of Youth

James Kent is a director and producer, known for Testament of Youth (2014), The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010) and 11.22.63 (2016).

30. Jordan Peele

Writer | Get Out

Jordan Haworth Peele attended Sarah Lawrence College as a member of the class of 2001. His mother is white and his father is black. Jordan is married to comedian Chelsea Peretti, with whom he has a son.

He is known for co-writing and starring in the comedy Keanu (2016), opposite his close friend ...



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