Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter
Who: Baltimore-based moviemaking duo. Collaborators for over a decade as Tiny Inventions, they’ve directed commercials, music videos, and shorts, including the Oscar-nominated “Negative Space.”
Their Big Break: “After studying animation, we worked at animation companies in New York. We didn’t have formal training before working on our first film, ‘Something Left, Something Taken,’ so we invented a process that worked for us. It’s important to remember that there’s no one way to find a story.”
Every year, AFF brings together writers and storytellers for eight days of programming and networking. At this year’s Screenwriters Conference, AFF and MovieMaker will present a “Screenwriters to Watch” panel featuring writers from this list. More information at austinfilmfestival.com (October 25-November 1, 2018).
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This article appears in MovieMaker’s Spring 2018 issue. All photographs courtesy of Austin Film Festival.