DAN HUDSON

Festival MANAGER
FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER

"I screened over 300 films this year and got an even deeper appreciation for the level of talent NFFTY filmmakers display across all mediums and genres. These picks are from filmmakers to watch, and represent not only some of the very best in NFFTY 2018 but some of the best work being created today. Truly, the future of Film Starts Here.”

 

 

DAN'S PICKS:

TAKE ME HOME
Oliver Zaciu - 22, Alexandra Kern - 22, Eric Vera - 24, Michael Stevantoni - 21
California
Variety Hour
"I was completely mesmerized by this Chinese immigrant obsessed with the titular John Denver song. A great character study with genuine heart.”

TIL KINGDOM COME
Luke Harvey - 24
Tennessee
Throwbacks
"A truly singular work in the festival lineup, an after school special with a twist. For fans of ultra dry humor with vintage sensibilities a la Adult Swim’s “Look Around You” or “Check It Out!, with Dr. Steve Brule.”

TOO MANY ZOOZ - WARRIORS
Jeffrey Prosser - 24, Andrew Schundler - 22, Inder Mann - 24, Ryan Dayhoff - 24
California
Musical Masterpiece
"A great homage to the 1979 Walter Hill cult classic, this film brings both the funk and the fun. Get ready for Too Many Zooz to be your new favorite band!”

NEVADA
Emily Ann Hoffman - 23
New York
Next Level
"NFFTY 2017 Experimental Jury Award winner Emily Ann Hoffman turns her sights to another medium, stop motion animation, and turns in the best animated film of NFFTY 2018. Combines the naked puppets of TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE with the earnest indie relationship drama of Lynn Shelton or Joe Swanberg.”

A DOLL DISTORTED 
Niall Shukla - 23
United Kingdom
Edge Of Your Seat
"Not a single frame is wasted in this horror/thriller that will leave you breathless with its perfectly paced crescendo. A masterwork of editing with a twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan jealous.”