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Tim Burton

About Tim Burton

Director, producer, animator, and artist known for his highly stylized gothic-fantasy films. His best-known features include Batman, Batman Returns, Ed Wood, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Early life

He would make silent stop motion films in his backyard on 8mm film as a kid. He made the short animated film The Island of Doctor Agor when he was 13. 


He wrote and illustrated a poetry book entitled The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories in 1997. 

Family of Tim Burton

He married German artist Lena Gieseke on February 22, 1989, but left her for model and actress Lisa Marie, whom he met while filming Ed Wood and Mars Attacks! He had two children named Billy and Nell with English actress Helena Bonham Carter, whom he was in a relationship with from 2001 to 2014. 

Close associates of Tim Burton

He and Johnny Depp worked together on many movies across several decades, including Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. 

JC Pieri

About JC Pieri

Director who is also a self-taught photographer. He does most of her work on his CANON 1D X MARK II and a GoPro Hero 5 as GoPro Ambassador. He has more than 130,000 followers on his jcpieri Instagram account. 

Early life

He received a degree in Finance and a Master Sport from KEDGE Business School and was a Pro BMX rider for 11 years. 


He cut together his entire year of 2017 on video for YouTube under the title “JC Pieri My Year 2017 SHOWREEL.” It was posted January 2018. 

Family of JC Pieri

He and his girlfriend Marie Aurore Llorca put together one of his projects based on their dream to go to Bali. 

Close associates of JC Pieri

He and John Hicks are both directors and photographers. 

Jerome Robbins

About Jerome Robbins

Dancer, choreographer, and director who won five Tony Awards and two Academy Awards, including one for the 1961 film adaptation of West Side Story, his film directing debut.

Early life

He began dancing after dropping out of New York University, where he was studying chemistry, due to financial difficulties.


He won Tony Awards for choreographing High Button Shoes, West Side Shoes, and for directing Fiddler on the Roof and Jerome Robbins Broadway. He was inducted into the National Museum of Dance s Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney Hall of Fame in 1989 and a documentary about his life called Something to Dance About aired on PBS in 2009.

Family of Jerome Robbins

He was born in New York, New York. He was bisexual and at one point was in a relationship with actor Montgomery Clift.

Close associates of Jerome Robbins

He directed the musical film West Side Story, which starred Natalie Wood.

Amos Gitai

About Amos Gitai

Director whose work included documentaries and features dealing with the Middle East and Jewish-Arab conflict.

Early life

He earned a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.


He received the Leopard of Honor for lifetime achievement at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2008.

Family of Amos Gitai

His father worked as an architect in Germany.

Close associates of Amos Gitai

His 2007 film Disengagement starred Juliette Binoche.

Nitin Bose

About Nitin Bose

Director who made the first use of playback singing in Indian cinema. He was best known for films like Ganga Jamuna and Dhoop Chhaon.

Early life

His first film was a 1921 documentary about the Belgian Emperor s visit to India.


He won the Certificate of Merit for Second Best Feature Film for Pyaar Ki Pyaas in 1961.

Family of Nitin Bose

His father was entrepreneur Hemendra Mohan Bose.

Close associates of Nitin Bose

He collaborated with his nephew Satyajit Ray, who would go on to become one of the greatest Indian directors.

Lynne Ramsay

About Lynne Ramsay

Versatile artist known for her work on Ratcatcher from 1999, Morvern Callar from 2002, and We Need to Talk about Kevin from 2011.

Early life

She attended the National Film and Television School in the U.K. from which she graduated in 1995 and was a student of photography at Napier College, Edinburgh.


She joined the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in April 2013.

Family of Lynne Ramsay

She and Rory Stewart Kinnear were married in March 2002.

Close associates of Lynne Ramsay

She lost the job of directing The Lovely Bones to Peter Jackson who didn t have any better luck with the project than she had had.