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Sandy Smolan

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Biography

Smolan's critically acclaimed debut feature 'Rachel River" was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival and took awards for Best Cinematography and a special Jury Prize for actress Viveca Lindfors. The Hollywood Reporter described it as "a sparkling glimpse into the resilience of the human spirit". Critics hailed the outstanding performances by Lindfors, Pamela Reed and Craig T. Nelson under Smolan's direction, the film's luminous cinematography and its haunting score by Arvo Part.

Smolan began his career directing documentaries. Read more...

Directing

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Writing