10 Rising Doc Filmmakers Who “Speak Truth to Power”
CUSP filmmakers Isabel Bethencourt and Parker Hill named to The Hollywood Reporters list of rising doc filmmakers.
When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator, artist Matt Furie, fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness and navigate America’s cultural divide. A Frankenstein-meets-Alice in Wonderland journey of an artist battling to regain control of his creation.
When this film first came to us it was a three-minute sizzle about a cartoon frog. While I was slightly aware of Pepe, the subject was exhilarating and the creative team impressed us as one we could make a great film with. Objective achieved.
Giorgio Angelini, Caryn Capotosto and Aaron Wickenden
Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker – Sundance Film Festival; Gold Award (Audience Award) – Best Documentary – Fantasia Film Festival; Best Feature Documentary – Lighthouse International Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature – Critics Choice Documentary Awards; Best First Documentary Feature – Critics Choice Documentary Awards; Best Score – Critics Choice Documentary Awards