As we approach the Oscars 2015 live show, we're working to get you acquainted with the Best Director nominees.
Valerie Kalfrin is an award-winning journalist and longtime film and fiction fan. She's written for Ladies' Home Journal, Time Out New York, The Tampa Tribune and Poynter.org. A member of Screenwriters of Tomorrow, she created the short film “The Guardian” about a mini ninja and volunteers with the Sunscreen Film Festival, one of a handful nationwide to be sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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