Age: 31
Notable films: Hobo with a Shotgun (2011), The ABCs of Death (2013), V/H/S/2 (2013)

To say that Jason Eisener has a wicked imagination would be like saying Quentin Tarantino writes memorable dialogue—it'd be a massive understatement.

After all, we're talking about the guy who directed a movie called Hobo with a Shotgun, not to mention one dialogue-free short about an abused kid channeling his revenge against a pedophile through a decapitated deer head (Eisener's The ABCs of Death short "Y is for Youngbuck") and another in which a nightmarish alien invasion is captured by a camera that's attached to a pint-sized dog. Not to mention, a holiday short titled Treevenge, about, that's right, Christmas trees that ferociously slaughter humans.

When Jason Eisener steps behind a camera, you never know what to expect, except that whatever the Nova Scotia native makes, it's sure to be inventive, unruly, hilarious, and exceptionally executed. —MB