Andres Wagner is an American director and writer known for directing the critically acclaimed drama 'Starting Out In the Evening.' Andres is the son of well-known couple Allen and Judy Wagner. He completed his degrees in Creative Writing and Psychology from the famous Brown University. Further, he also attended the NYU's Graduate Film school. His short film 'The Hardest Hit' won the Francois de Menil Scholarship, while attending the NYU film school,. Later he shifted to Los Angeles, United States and wrote a screenplay for United Artists called 'Waccabuc.'

While in LA, he became a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute where he completed his Masters in Fine Arts. Wagner's first feature film titled 'The Talent Given Us' starred his family members, was selected at the Sundance Film Festival in the year 2005. It also won the Jury Prize at the CineVegas Festival and the best feature film at the Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. At 2005, Gotham Awards Wagner won the Breakthrough Director nominee.

Matteo Garrone English Actor

Matteo Garrone

Matteo Garrone is an English film director who works predominately in Italian film industry. Born to Nico Garrone on 15th October 1968 in Rome, Lazio, Italy Matteo is known for the silhouette, Gomorrah, reality, etc. Son of theatre critic and writer Nico Garrone and actress Donatella Rimoldi Matteo’s debut film was silhouette which is a short film both directed and produced by Matteo himself. Silhouette was an award-winning short drama film that released in 1996. In the same year, he produced his first feature film too titled terra di mezzo. The movie won two awards again and was based on the immigration in Italy in the 1990’s. Both the pictures added to and showed the skills of Matteo as a producer and director giving him a great start in his career. N 1997 Matteo directed two short pictures titled Bienvenido Espirito Santo and UN caso di Forza Maggiore. In 1998 again Matteo directed a short film Oreste pipolo, fotografo di matrimony which was his last mini picture. His second feature film also hit the cinemas in 1998 named ospiti (guests). Produced by him it is a comedy picture that had been first shown in the cinemas on 12th of September. As the 20’s started, he began working only on feature films and had regular releases. Roman summer came up in 2000 which revolves around an ex-actress who goes to meet his friends in Rome. Several other pictures that he has produced include dogman, reality, thugs with no legend, a tale of tales, blue kids, and mid-august brunch. The directed ones include the above in addition to before design: classic, delightful, the embalmer, first love, Gomorrah and welcome Holy Spirit. Besides directing and producing films, Matteo has also worked in the industry as a writer, in the camera department, as a cinematographer, production designer, costume designer, in the art department and as an actor as well. He has acted only in one picture till date that is the caiman which hit the cinemas in 2006. It is about a man struggling with his marriage, children, debts and the caiman scripture. The movies he has worked in such ways include first love, suffocating heat, IL vigile urbano and most of the above-mentioned movies. Among these IL vigile urbano is a TV series of 1989. Matteo has won 33 awards for his works and has also been a part of 45 other nominations. The awards he has received include best feature film award at angers European first film festival, Busto arsizio film festival, twice at Cannes film festival, cinema Jove- Valencia international film festival, David di Donatello awards, at FICE and golden globes, Italy. He has also received prizes for best director and best screenplay.

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Justin Kurzel

Justin Kurzel was born on 3rd August,1974 in South Australia. He is a very popular Screenwriter and  Film Director as well. His wife’s name is Essie Davis and they have two children. Kurzel’s mother belongs to Malta and his father belongs to Poland. He has a brother who is younger than him and he is a very popular musician. In the early 1990’s, he started studying in Sydney, at the National Institute of Art. He also won the Mike Walsh Fellowship in the year 1999. He is the director of the film named, Snow town in the year 2011 and also won the AACTA Award for this film. His film Snow town is a Drama, Crime Horror movie , who is 16 years old and lives with her mother and brothers who rape in Salisbury. Snow town got adapted from The Snow town Murderers and Killing For Pleasure. He is the director of the film name, Assassin’s Creed. He has also done a short film named, Blue Tongue as both Director and Writer in the year 2004. His film, Blue Tongue is a nest which a girl and a boy discover. He has done the film The Turning in the year 2013 and he got nominated for the AACTA award for his Direction. He is also the Director of the very popular film Macbeth and he also got nominated for the British Independent Film Award. The film Assassins Creed got completed in real life locations, they had all the stuntman and martial arts people as well. In the film Assassins Creed there many amazing action scenes consisting many fights, rooftop chases, sword fights, high dive of 125ft without any ropes or cables. The entire team of the film Assassins Creed did an amazing job and worked hard to make the film what it is. After a year he was given Macbeth and he agreed to do it and the film got mentioned on the Critics Wee and won the Critics Week Grand Prize. Fassbender was also a part of the film Macbeth. Justin Kurzel is the writer of a script and he won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television award for Best Direction, in the year 2011 for his script. His film Macbeth was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the year 2015 and it won the FIPRESCI Prize as well. Macbeth also got nominated for the Best Director Award at the British Independent Film Awards.

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Justin Kurzel English Actor