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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Filmmaker Mag's 25 New Faces in Indie Film

Filmmaker Magazine issued a press release that listed their picks for the next 25 names in independent film who "are not only innovators [they] believe will be impacting tomorrow's film scene, but they're also artists engaged in a vital re-think of what it means to be independent today." One name I immediately recognize from the Atlanta Film Festival is Daniel Robin - short film, "My Olympic Summer." Daniel was only one of five chosen to create a new short film for consideration by Spike Lee for his film with Nokia Productions. "Each [of the five filmmakers] will shoot their 3 - 5 minute film on a Nokia mobile device. Their films will revolve around the overarching topic of "humanity" and, along with submissions from the general public, will be considered by Spike Lee for inclusion as part of the third act on his film for Nokia Productions."

Read the other names and entire press release here.

**Update: This came to me from Bret Wood (local filmmaker and one of last year's Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition winners) - "Daniel Robin has just moved to Atlanta and is going to be teaching film/video at GSU in the Fall. So not only is he an AFF alumnus, he's now a member of the local filmmaking community. Pretty cool." Yes! That is very cool!

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