In the Directors Chair with Director Matthew Heineman

Two-time DGA Award winner for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) Matthew Heineman is "In The Director's Chair" this time around. Earlier this year he also received a DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Narrative Feature Film Director for A Private War. Heineman thus joined Martin Scorsese as the only directors ever to be nominated for both narrative and documentary DGA Awards. Interviewed by SHOOT editor Robert Goldrich, Heineman reflected on his career, how his documentary experience informed his narrative feature debut, the allure of commercials and branded content, and what's next for him as a filmmaker.

  • Click here for the article on The SHOOT 2019 New Directors Showcase Event “In the Directors Chair” & “Living on the Cutting Edge” panels.
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