Top Up and Coming Directors 2011

by MoviesNmoore | created - 18 Sep 2011 | updated - 18 Sep 2011 | Public

Directors of tomorrow that you don't know today.

1. Daniel Schechter

Writer | Safe Spaces

Daniel Schechter is a writer and editor, known for After Class (2019), Life of Crime (2013) and King of Prussia.

2. Phillip Van

Director | Bright Falls

Phillip is half-Vietnamese, half-American.

He attended NYU Graduate Film, where his thesis, "High Maintenance," garnered a Student Academy Award, a BAFTA honorable mention and dozens of awards at film festivals.

He directs commercials. His spots have won national Addy and Promax awards. His short web...

4. Rob Margolies

Director | She Wants Me

Rob Margolies was born on February 28, 1983 in Rumson, New Jersey, USA. He is a director and producer, known for She Wants Me (2012), All You Can Eat (2018) and Roommate Wanted (2015).

5. Silas Howard

Director | Pose

Silas Howard is an award-winning feature film, documentary film, music video, web series and television director and writer, with a longtime focus in telling honest, boundary-shattering narratives filled with groundbreaking characters. His career took off in 2001, when his first feature film, By ...

7. Jeffrey Reiner

Producer | Surface

Jeffrey Reiner is a Director and Producer. He is known for his work on Friday Night LIghts and The Affair. His awards include a Golden Globe and a Peabody. He is a graduate of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He started his career as an editor before moving on to directing his first feature, Blood...

8. Louis Morneau

Director | Retroactive

The Writer/Director grew up in New England making short films and award winning music videos while attending college in Boston. In Los Angeles, he created trailers for Roger Corman, the producer for whom he directed his first feature. Morneau's science-fiction thriller, "Retroactive", for HBO/MGM/...

9. David DeCoteau

Director | Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge

A dual citizen of Canada and the USA, David DeCoteau has worked professionally in the movie business since he was 18 years old. He got his start through a generous offer from movie legend Roger Corman, who hired him in 1980 as a production assistant at New World Pictures. In 1986, DeCoteau directed ...

10. Jennifer Lynch

Director | Chained

Jennifer Lynch was born on April 7, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Chained (2012), Boxing Helena (1993) and Surveillance (2008).

11. Michael Leoni

Director | #WhenTodayEnds

Michael Leoni is a writer/director known for American Street Kid, #WhenTodayEnds, Spare Some Change and Someplace in Between, which is the inspiration for his critically acclaimed play, "Elevator" that ran successfully in Los Angeles for a year and is now back up at The Coast Playhouse in West ...

12. Alexander Poe

Director | Ex-Girlfriends

Alexander Poe is a director and actor, known for Ex-Girlfriends (2012), Just My Luck (2006) and The Eight Percent (2009).

13. Malcolm Goodwin

Actor | American Gangster

Malcolm Goodwin was born November 28, 1982 in Brooklyn, New York. Malcolm studied with the Julia Richman Talent Unlimited Program in New York City, later training at SUNY Purchase College Acting Conservatory, where he earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts and Film. In 2011 he appeared in the ...

15. Nate Meyer

Producer | Pretty in the Face

Nate Meyer is a producer and director, known for Pretty in the Face (2007), See Girl Run (2012) and Cousins Undercover (2013).

16. Hayden Schlossberg

Writer | Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Hayden Schlossberg was born on June 9, 1978 in Livingston, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008), Cobra Kai (2018) and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011).

17. Max Finneran

Director | The Shells

Max Finneran was born in 1978 in the USA. He is a director and writer, known for The Shells (2015), Pumpkin Hell (2007) and The King's Inn (2005). He has been married to Mara Gladstone since March 21, 2009.

18. Jason Hewitt

Producer | Abduction of Jesse Bookman

Jason Hewitt, a native of Louisiana, left the technology industry to join the film and television industry. Hewitt was an early mover in the Internet economy, founding the website creation and marketing management company Planet Symphony in 1994. The company gained national attention the following ...

19. Brian A. Miller

Producer | Samurai Jack

Brian A. Miller is a producer and production manager, known for Samurai Jack (2001), Regular Show (2009) and Adventure Time (2010).

20. Michael Polish

Director | Twin Falls Idaho

Michael Polish was born on October 30, 1970 in El Centro, California, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Twin Falls Idaho (1999), Northfork (2003) and Jackpot (2001). He has been married to Kate Bosworth since August 31, 2013. He was previously married to Jo Strettell.

21. Abe Sylvia

Producer | Dead to Me

Abe Sylvia is a producer and writer, known for Dead to Me (2019), The Producers (2005) and Nurse Jackie (2009).

22. Jonas Åkerlund

Director | Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund was born on November 10, 1965 in Bromma, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a director and editor, known for Lords of Chaos (2018), Polar (2019) and Spun (2002). He is married to B. Åkerlund. He was previously married to Charlotta Palmbäck.

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