Collect Them All!: Our 2014 Sundance “Trading Cards” Series Checklist

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This Thursday, the Sundance Film Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary and since we’ve covered about 1/3rd of the event and have fond memories of each edition, we figured why not commemorate some of the personalities that will make up this year’s crop. Welcome to our Sundance “Trading Cards” series.

Profiling the misfits, the filmmakers and the supporting players both in front of and behind the camera, we asked each person (curiously vast bunch from grade school aged vets to pension aged newbies) what their “three favorite 2013 discoveries”. These could either be old classics, obscure items from the past, present or 2013 fresh as in favorite album, song, recording artist, painter, sculptor, author, book, narrative or docu film, video game, television series, science, technology, apps, city, country or news headline. And like any given sport cards features, we included their vitals and favorite fest(s).

Enjoy the series and collect the entire set!

☐ 1. Deke Garner – Actor. (Hellion)
☐ 2. David Zellner – Screenwriter. Director. Actor. (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)
☐ 3. Martha Stephens – Screenwriter. Director. (Land Ho!)
☐ 4. Mauricio Zacharias – Screenwriter. (Love is Strange)
☐ 5. Alex Ross Perry – Screenwriter. Director. (Listen Up Philip)
☐ 6. Lucas Joaquin – Producer. (Love is Strange)
☐ 7. Earl Lynn Nelson – Actor. (Land Ho!)
☐ 8. Johnny Mars – Actor. (Hellion)
☐ 9. Zeresenay Berhane Mehari – Screenwriter. Director. (Difret)
☐ 10. Nathan Zellner – Director. (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)
☐ 11. Katie Stern – Producer. (Listen Up Philip)
☐ 12. Kelly Williams – Producer. (Hellion)
☐ 13. Chris Ohlson – Producer. (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)
☐ 14. Paul Eenhoorn – Actor. (Land Ho!

☐ 15. Charlie Tahan – Actor. (Love is Strange)
☐ 16. Morningstar Angeline – Actor. (Drunktown’s Finest)
☐ 17. Jonathan Duffy – Actor. (Hellion)
☐ 18. Carmen Moore – Actor. (Drunktown’s Finest)
☐ 19. Aaron Katz – Screenwriter. Director. (Land Ho!)
☐ 20. Jeremiah Bitsui – Actor. (Drunktown’s Finest)
☐ 21. Kristin Gore – Screenwriter. Producer (War Story)
☐ 22. Sydney Freeland – Screenwriter. Director. (Drunktown’s Finest)
☐ 23. Kat Candler - Screenwriter. Director. (Hellion)
☐ 24. Mynette Louie – Producer. (Land Ho!)
☐ 25. James M. Johnston – Producer. (Listen Up Philip)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)