10 Rising Doc Filmmakers Who “Speak Truth to Power”

May 5, 2021

We’re ecstatic to see Cusp filmmakers Isabel Bethencourt and Parker Hill included on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of rising documentary filmmakers who “speak truth to power.” Bethencourt and Hill made their feature directorial debut scoring themselves the U.S. Documentary Special Award for Emerging Filmmaker at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Cusp follows Brittney, Aaloni, and Autumn, three teenage girls living in a Texas military town. Shot in vérité style, Cusp captures authentic moments of female friendship while examining what it means to grow up in a culture of toxic masculinity. Though the girls’ experiences are completely unique to their upbringing, Cusp is also a strikingly universal coming-of-age tale — and true-to-life, at turns funny, tragic, complicated, and stirring.

The film was recently acquired by Showtime Documentary Films and will premiere on the network later this year along with a theatrical release. For more information, read the full THR article here.