Method Directing

Actors often immerse themselves into character through Method Acting.   Directors plunge into their roles just the same to research their subjects.  Student Academy Award winner Cary Joji Fukunaga subscribed to Method Directing for his feature debut, SIN NOMBRE.  

Winner of the Directing Award and the Excellence in Cinematography Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, SIN NOMBRE is the filmmaker’s firsthand experiences with Central American immigrants seeking the promise of the U.S.  The Spanish-language movie takes place largely on top of cargo trains which transport the immigrants from Honduras to the border towns of Mexico.                                SIN NOMBRE trailer  

As the director and writer of the project, Cary Joji Fukunaga on his own rode alongside strangers on top of these dangerous trains to learn about the people who risks their lives in order to make it to the promise land.

The courageous up and coming director sat down with CineMovie's Viviana Vigil* to discuss his risky decision, in the name of filmmaking. 

SIN NOMBRE is in selected theaters nationwide.


  Interview with SIN NOMBRE producers Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna


*Catch Viviana Vigil as the host of NBC's "1st Look" and "Open House." 

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