Dan Trachtenberg has been nominated as one of The 25 Best Breakthrough Directors of 2016
Dec 16 2016
No biggie. Dan Trachtenberg has been nominated as one of The 25 Best Breakthrough Directors of 2016 by The Playlist.
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Dan Trachtenberg – “10 Cloverfield Lane” He’s the beneficiary of a career path that seems quite unusual right now, but expect plenty more directors to follow in Trachtenberg’s footsteps in the years to come, especially if they’re anywhere near as talented as he is. The 35-year-old director first came to prominence as one of the hosts of early popular video game and movies podcast “The Totally Rad Show.” In 2011, he made an unusually accomplished fan film for the video game “Portal,” which landed him on Hollywood radars (he was attached to the long-gestating “Y: The Last Man” for a while afterwards). Nothing got going for a while, but he showed that the hype was real with this year’s “10 Cloverfield Lane.” Far from a splashy VFX showcase, it was a taut, almost Hitchcockian thriller with lots of texture and some great performances from its three cast members. More recently, he proved he was no one-hit wonder with “Playtest,” the best-directed of the new batch of “Black Mirror” episodes, and he’ll next helm a “Houdini” biopic from the writer of “Jackie.”