Director Biography – Cole Needham (LADY IN THE WATER)

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Cole Needham was born in small town Iowa, home to less than 800 people. His interest in filmmaking began by shooting motocross videos with friends until he finally wrote and directed his first narrative his senior year of high school. He has since moved to Los Angeles where he works full time in the industry as a director and priducer for his company he founded Golden Anvil LLC.

Director Statement

This film was an amazing experience to tell a story through the lens of the camera with very simple dialogue to support it. As Caleb presented this script to me, I was excited by the liberties the screenplay allowed us to take. We were fortunate to have access to a great camera and lens package which helped carry the cinematography and visual style throughout. As true indie filmmakers, we had no other choice but to shoot this film in our backyard. The ‘show, don’t tell’ element to Lady in the Water was an amazing experience that helped me continue the path of finding my directing style. I hope for the audience to enjoy this film and are able to conclude the ending to the film with their own thoughts.