Christy Turlington Burns, Ice Cube, and Martin Scorsese's daughter are also helming pictures at the Tribeca Film Festival
These notable names are behind some of the buzziest pics at the Tribeca Film Festival, running April 21-May 2.
”I really like telling other people what to do,” jokes the Spider-Man star, 27, who called the shots on this eerie six-minute short, which she also co-wrote. Dunst credits her showbiz experience with making her a better director: ”I’m very conscientious with actors because I know what it’s like to be them.”
Christy Turlington Burns
No Woman, No Cry
The 41-year-old supermodel and mother of two got help from her filmmaker hubby, Edward Burns, while shooting her debut doc about maternal health care. ”He was a great sounding board,” she says, ”not to mention great at holding the family together while I traveled around the world to make the movie.”
Straight Outta L.A.
Making this football doc about the Raiders’ 1982 move to L.A., the rapper-turned-actor was surprised to learn that many of the athletes weren’t fans of his old L.A.-based rap group, N.W.A. ”Our s— was too hardcore for a lot of them,” laughs Cube, 40. ”And that’s a trip coming from Raiders.”
Roots in Water
She’s made only a few films so far — including this short about estranged siblings — but Martin Scorsese’s daughter, 33, sure knows movies, having been brought into the world while Dad was filming New York, New York: ”When I was born, they took me straight from the hospital to the set.”