Psst…don’t tell anyone but, I’m an indie film nerd. See, I got my start in all this film writing and filmmaking stuff by volunteering at Sundance. I did that for ten years and as such, got to see many of the world’s best new directors when they were just fresh faced kids on the rise. So when Filmmaker Magazine does their annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” I look forward to it like a football fan does draft day.
I have to admit, I haven’t recognized many names on the list the past few years but I attribute that to how much filmmaking has grown into the digital age. No longer do filmmakers have to premiere at say Sundance, Cannes, SXSW or Toronto to get a buzz. They can self-promote and work their way into peoples vision. Such is the case here.
It’s always nice to bookmark these annual prices and look back later and see what became of the people featured. Let’s meet back here in 6 years and see where they are, o.k.?