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8 Actors Directing Films at TFF 2014

Famous names you know and love are stepping behind the camera for TFF 2014, some for the first time.

Comedy, horror, melancholy romances, and documentaries - these actors are showing off their chops behind the camera at TFF 2014.

Alex of Venice

Chris Messina directs and stars, alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead, in his directorial debut about a woman who must reevaulate her life after her husband leaves.

Chef

Jon Favreau returns to his indie roots in this star-studded comedy about a famous chef who decides to start over in the food truck business after a very public social media meltdown.

Just Before I Go 

Courteney Cox's feature directorial debut follows down-on-his-luck Ted (Seann William Scott) as he decides to put an end to his misery, but not before trying to find closure in his hometown, where he discovers he isn't the only one who has it rough. 

Preservation 

Christopher Denham's (Argo) horror-thriller about a hunting trip gone terribly awry. Starring Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), Pablo Schreiber (The Wire), and Aaron Staton (Mad Men).

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Mike Myers brings his comedic nature to his directorial debut documenting the roller coaster career of Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

When the Garden Was Eden

Michael Rapaport delves into the iconic New York tale of the journey of The Knicks and Madison Square Garden in this sports documentary part of the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.

X/Y

Ryan Piers Williams directs and stars, alongside partner America Ferrera, in this  deeply honest relationship drama.

 

Sister

David Lascher got his start acting in female-driven narratives, which surely helped him in directing this family drama. 

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