Back in July we interviewed Seattle director Sue Corcoran as a part of our Seattle Film Festival Fly Filmmaking coverage. Seems like we weren't the only ones taking notice - Sue has been named "One to Watch" in The Strangers Genius Awards. Sue's Fly Films short, Circus of Infinity, was a skewed look at the meaning of life through the lens of a circus. Her first feature, Gory Gory Hallelujah, is set for release on DVD and Showtime later this year or early 2006, and Corcoran is working on her second feature, a "sci fi gothic horror movie".
Also named under the "One to Watch" header were James Keblas, Linas Phillips, Dan Gildark, and Carl Spence. Keblas, who heads Seattle's film office, is a music community vet who's getting raves for his transition to the world of film.
Phillips is a young director working on a documentary called Walking to Werner, about how he walked from Seattle to Los Angeles to meet his hero,German director Wernor Herzog. Gildark is the director of Cthulhua, a film based on H.P. Lovecraft's mythology - starring Tori Spelling, if you can believe that, and Spence is the new artistic director of the Seattle International Film Festival. We'll be keeping an eye on all these "ones to watch" to see what they have up their sleeves next.