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Dustin Guy Defa, Janicza Bravo, Bernardo Britto & Sean Porter Among Filmmaker Magazine’s 2014 Top 25 New Faces

Easily among our favorite curated lists/annual page turners, Filmmaker Magazine has unveiled their 25 New Faces (or 29, when you count the quad creative teams) for 2014, highlighting talents that would also get our vote. Among those with a future that is bright, we’ve got a good sampling from this year’s Sundance Film Fest in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night‘s helmer Ana Lily Amirpour, short film gold nugget helmers Janicza Bravo (see pic above) & Bernardo Britto, the versatile, can’t sit still Dustin Guy Defa who moves in front of (Swim Little Fish Swim, Computer Chess) and behind the camera for SXSW and Sundance short and feature length film items and, the future is bright cinematographer Sean Porter who we first discovered with It Felt Like Love and then laid it on thick with the Zellner Bros.’ Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. Here are the individual profiles.

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Ana Lily Amirpour
Frances Bodomo
Janicza Bravo
Bernardo Britto
Scott Cummings
Jessica Dimmock + Christopher LaMarca
Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell
Joe Callander
Dustin Guy Defa
Robert Eggers
Charlotte Glynn
Lily Henderson
Jodie Mack
Darius Clark Monroe
Jamey Phillips
Sean Porter
Nicole Riegel
Annie Silverstein
Matt Sobel
Gina Telaroli
Rich Vreeland
Josef Wladyka + Alan Blanco
Lev Kalman + Whitney Horn

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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