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 The work of Tamara Jenkins, Robert Altman, Cristi Puiu, Billy Wilder, Miguel Gomes, and Mike Mills have been inspiring for how they treat painful situations with levity.   "The Savages" by Tamara Jenkins
       
     
  "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" by Cristi Puiu
       
     
       
     
  "The Apartment" by Billy Wilder
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
  The photography of William Eggleston
       
     
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 The stories of Philip Roth, John Cheever, and John Updike for their nuanced characters.
       
     
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 Gregory Crewdson's photography for exploring the underbelly of small towns and suburbia.
       
     
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  "La Cienaga" by Lucrecia Martel
       
     
       
     
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  The photography of Alec Soth
       
     
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  The work of Thorton Wilder
       
     
  The photography and compositions of Manuel Alvarez Bravo
       
     
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  Jamie's documentary, "Farewell Ferris Wheel"
       
     
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  Jamie on set with Owen Campbell and David Rysdahl for Stay Awake's short film  
       
     
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Click to watch the short film version of "Stay Awake." Password: Virginia.

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 The work of Tamara Jenkins, Robert Altman, Cristi Puiu, Billy Wilder, Miguel Gomes, and Mike Mills have been inspiring for how they treat painful situations with levity.   "The Savages" by Tamara Jenkins
       
     

The work of Tamara Jenkins, Robert Altman, Cristi Puiu, Billy Wilder, Miguel Gomes, and Mike Mills have been inspiring for how they treat painful situations with levity.

"The Savages" by Tamara Jenkins

  "The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" by Cristi Puiu
       
     

"The Death of Mr. Lazarescu" by Cristi Puiu

       
     

Click for a scene from "MASH" by Robert Altman

  "The Apartment" by Billy Wilder
       
     

"The Apartment" by Billy Wilder

       
     

The work of the Dardenne Brothers, Carlos Reygadas, and John Cassavetes have been inspirations for Stay Awake's approach to camera.

Click above for a scene from "L'Enfant" by the Dardenne Brothers

       
     

Click above for a scene from "Silent Light" by the Carlos Reygadas

       
     

Click for a scene from "A Woman Under The Influence" by John Cassavetes

  The photography of William Eggleston
       
     

The photography of William Eggleston

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The music of Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Neko Case.

Click to hear "Speed Trap Town" by Jason Isbell

       
     

Click to hear "To Be Young" by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings

       
     

Click to hear "Magnolia Mountain" by Ryan Adams

       
     

The work of Richard Linklater, George Lucas, and Robert Altman for their use of ensemble casts to help push main characters through the story.

Click for a scene from "American Graffiti" by George Lucas

 The stories of Philip Roth, John Cheever, and John Updike for their nuanced characters.
       
     

The stories of Philip Roth, John Cheever, and John Updike for their nuanced characters.

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 Gregory Crewdson's photography for exploring the underbelly of small towns and suburbia.
       
     

Gregory Crewdson's photography for exploring the underbelly of small towns and suburbia.

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Todd Field, Lucrecia Martel, and Gus Van Sant have been influential for their approaches to composition.

Click for a scene from "Little Children" by Todd Field

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  "La Cienaga" by Lucrecia Martel
       
     

"La Cienaga" by Lucrecia Martel

       
     

Click for a scene from "Elephant" by Gus Van Sant

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  The photography of Alec Soth
       
     

The photography of Alec Soth

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  The work of Thorton Wilder
       
     

The work of Thorton Wilder

  The photography and compositions of Manuel Alvarez Bravo
       
     

The photography and compositions of Manuel Alvarez Bravo

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  Jamie's documentary, "Farewell Ferris Wheel"
       
     

Jamie's documentary, "Farewell Ferris Wheel"

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Click to watch Jamie's director reel

  Jamie on set with Owen Campbell and David Rysdahl for Stay Awake's short film  
       
     

Jamie on set with Owen Campbell and David Rysdahl for Stay Awake's short film  

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