My Top Favorite Breakthrough Director

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Tim Miller
Director, Deadpool
Tim Miller is an American animator, film director, creative director and visual effects artist. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for the work on his short animated film Gopher Broke. He made his directing debut with Deadpool. Miller is also famous for creating opening sequences of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Thor: The Dark World.
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Kelly Fremon Craig
Kelly Fremon Craig is a writer and director from Whittier, California. She made her directorial debut with The Edge of Seventeen. James L. Brooks' Gracie Films acquired the project in 2012, and developed the screenplay with Fremon Craig. She graduated from UC Irvine with an English degree. Fremon Craig started out writing sketch comedy and spoken word poetry in college...
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Matt Hullum
Producer, Lazer Team
Matt Hullum wrote and directed The Schedule while attending the University of Texas. After graduating, he worked as a visual effects producer on films such as Driven. He then co-founded the company Rooster Teeth, later becoming its CEO. At Rooster Teeth, Hullum was a voice actor in Red vs. Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles and was an executive producer of RWBY and The Gauntlet...
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Bryan Buckley
Director, The Bronze
Oscar Nominated Director Bryan Buckley has been dubbed the "King of the Super Bowl" by the New York Times. Directing over 50 commercials for the big game since 2000. Many pieces of Buckley's work have been inducted into the Museum Of Modern Art's permanent collection and he is an esteemed recipient of the DGA award...
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Michael Thelin
Director, Emelie
Michael Thelin is a Clio and Emmy award winning commercial & feature film director. His work has been shown theatrically, on broadcast and cable television networks as well as at top tier film festivals such as SXSW and TriBeCa. He has directed projects for brands ranging from Amex, Coca Cola, Google to Ford and BMW...
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Scot Armstrong
Writer, Old School
As a screenwriter, Scot is credited on 'Old School," "Road Trip," "School For Scoundrels," "Starsky & Hutch," "Heartbreak Kid," "Semi Pro," "Search Party" and "Hangover Part II." He did un-credited work on "Elf" and "Bad Santa." Scot has created, written and directed the comedy series "Dice" for Showtime, which premieres in 2016...
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Fernando Lebrija
Producer, Amar a morir
Fernando Lebrija, born in Guadalajara Mexico. He completed a Masters in Fine arts in Film at the American Film Institute. Also a year of postgraduate studies in Screenwriting at UCLA in Los Angeles. Before starting making feature films, Fernando had a successful career as a TelevisionDirector-Producer...
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Joshua Caldwell
Producer, Negative
Joshua Caldwell is an accomplished director, writer and producer and MTV Movie Award winner born and raised in Seattle, Washington. His debut feature film Layover, a French language film about a young woman stuck in Los Angeles overnight, had its World Premiere to sold out crowds at the 2014 Seattle...
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Bob Castrone
Bob Castrone is a writer/director from Pearl River, New York. Flock Of Dudes, Bob's feature directorial debut, was optioned by Lionsgate in 2010. Shot independently in 2013, the movie was selected to premiere at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. Flock Of Dudes was released in theaters and On Demand October 7th, 2016...
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Clay Kaytis
Clay Kaytis, a director and animator, made his film directing debut for Rovio Animation and Sony Pictures with Angry Birds. Based on the number one app of all time, the film grossed $349M worldwide. Before Rovio, Kaytis developed his talent as a film maker at Walt Disney Animation Studios, starting as an intern in the Talent Development Program in 1994...
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Travis Knight
Animation Department, Kubo and the Two Strings
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Jonathan Jakubowicz
Director, Hands of Stone
Jonathan Jakubowicz is Venezuela's most celebrated filmmaker and writer, whose film Secuestro Express was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the British Independent Film Awards and was a New York Times "Critics' Pick" in 2005. He is Jewish of Polish descent. Secuestro Express became the nation's biggest box office hit of all time...
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Puk Grasten
Director, 37
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