Shorts are in many ways a rite of passage for budding filmmakers. They’re made of mistakes, charm and life—and with the realities of cost, time and effort. And some directors break through to showcase at Sundance Film Festival, where they have the chance of catching the eye of the person (or company) that will fund their next project. These are 10 Sundance shorts by directors who went on to make names for themselves–and as an added bonus, you can watch them all right now online. Enjoy!
Louis C.K. shared on his blog some vintage clips of him doing stand-up during the late 1980s and ’90s. In the clip above he’s performing at Caroline’s in New York. He’s like the opposite of Samson: he became funnier the more hair he lost! [Via]