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A still from Minor Attraction. Courtesy of Amelia Evans.

Extra: Hear from Amelia Evans’ mentor and former professor, Ross McElwee

The Independent‘s Minhae Shim, talks with esteemed filmmaker Ross McElwee (Bright LeavesPhotographic Memory) about filmmaker Amelia Evans. McElwee, Evans’ former professor, was an advisor on her film, Minor Attraction. Read about how he advised Evans through the complex subject matter of her documentary.


Melissa Rauch plays Hope Ann Gregory in The Bronze at Sundance 2015. Courtesy Sundance Institute.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Stephanie Langhoff

Producer Stephanie Langhoff has a dream job working for Mark and Jay Duplass. Her work on The Bronze got her noticed at Sundance – where the film’s much-talked-about sex scene also turned some heads.


Writer/director Thomas Ikimi on the set of his short, Nostradamus.

Extra: How Thomas Ikimi works with his editor, Scott Brock

The Independent’s Mike Sullivan talks with Scott Brock, who has worked as an editor and consultant with our 10 to Watch filmmaker Thomas Ikimi on several of his projects. Brock is a UCLA graduate and an award winning editor with twenty years of editing experience. He has assisted editor Thelma Schoonmaker on several films for Martin… Read more »


Director Thomas Ikimi on the set of Nostradamus. . Photo by Stefon Cromartie.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Thomas Ikimi

Having lived on three continents, Thomas Ikimi brings an international perspective to his films. His latest is the short thriller Nostradamus, which revolves around drone warfare and premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, and coincidentally was chosen as one of the best films of the fest by our senior critic, Kurt Brokaw.


Hasan Minhaj in Sakoon.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015: Hasan Minhaj

Comedian and storyteller, Hasan Minhaj, may be best known as one of the newest correspondents for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but it was his work merging stand-up with storytelling that brought him to our attention. You can read about his latest project, a solo show, Sakoon, and its film adaption, Paint the Town, in 10 to Watch.