Making a movie is an expensive, difficult thing. To get financed and assemble all the people necessary to pull off a feature—well, it's no wonder that so many directors don't really make it until they're in their 30s. This isn't like modeling or something, where youth is so important. Thus, the rising filmmakers here aren't teenagers. Most aren't even in their early 20s. But hopefully they're going to save us from the numbing CGI specatcle of Hollywood sequels and franchises. They've demonstrated talent and skill. Now it's on us to support them so that they can continue to grow.

Here are 25 Directors Who Are 35 and Under You Should Know.

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