After several weeks off because of festival coverage I'm finally continuing my list of filmmakers you need to track down. I'm going to just get to it.
Claire Carre' sEMBERS is a masterpiece. Its a film about loss of memory and finding life. It is pure cinema magic made my a master.
I first heard of Jerimiah Kipp when he was doing interviews for Shock Magazine. I then discovered that he is one of the best horror film directors I've seen. His films THE DAY GOD SLEPT, BERENICE, THE MINIONS are stunning. But he's made way more and you need to see all of them (My interview with him is here)
Lorcan Finnegan is one of the best horror directors out there. His work has spoken of the clash of the natural world and the man made one. His FOXES was the gateway drug. He followed that with WITHOUT NAME which disturbed me. His most recent VIVARIUM is a black comedy that will make you never want to go to a row house ever again. (my interview with him is here)
Jared Bratt made a hellish film about loneliness called STREAMER, It will mess you up.
Joji Koyama,and Tujiko Noriko made a film called KURO. It is a film that combines a visual story with an unrelated voice over tale to create a third story. Its one of the most amazing cinematic tricks I've ever seen.
Brian Harrison- HELL FOLLOWS is a film with style to burn. It blew my mind because I couldn't believe it was coming out of nowhere. Its one of the best short films of the last ten years. (My interview with Mr. Harrison here)
You probably haven't heard of Madison Campione because she's still in school. I first discovered her with REMEMBRANCE which she made in High School. She followed it with IN OUR HEADS which she finished before she went to college. What will she do once she's let loose?
Simon Fitzmaurice blew me away when I saw his film MY NAME IS EMILY, Despite having ALS he decided to make a film and it is a glorious celebration of life. Sadly the disease killed him but he is celebrated in the great doc IT'S NOT DARK YET about his life and filmmaking. Oh the soul we lost....