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HE DREAMS OF GIANTS
by Keith Fulton & Lou Pepe
For 30 years, Terry Gilliam struggled to make a screen adaptation of Don Quixote, including an abandoned attempt chronicled in Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha. Gilliam never gave up and neither did the documentarians. He Dreams of Giants represents the culmination of all their efforts in an epic and poignant portrait. We watch Gilliam bring all his talent, obsession and humor to confronting self-doubt, the pressure to compromise and the need to realize a long-held dream.
Directors: Keith Fulton, Lou Pepe
Executive Producer: Hani Farsi, Ali Fikree, Omar Fikree, Ari Ioannides
Producer: Lucy Darwin, Keith Fulton
Cinematographer: Lou Pepe, Jeremy Royce
Editor: Bill Hilferty, Nyneve Laura Minnear
Supervising Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Sound Design and Mix: Michael Kowalski, Sam Fan
DIRECTORS - KEITH FULTON & LOU PEPE
KEITH FULTON and LOU PEPE are directors of both documentary and fiction films and have made movies together for over 20 years.
Fulton is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in Art History from Haverford College and an MFA in Film Production from Temple University. He is a fellow of the Sundance Institute’s Writers and Documentary Labs.
Pepe was born in Philadelphia and holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Film Studies from M.I.T. and an MFA from Temple University. He is a fellow of the Sundance Institute’s Directors and Documentary Labs. Pepe is also an Associate Professor at Temple University and directs Temple's Los Angeles Study Away Program.
Fulton and Pepe’s documentary feature LOST IN LA MANCHA stands as the first and only verité chronicle of the collapse of a major motion picture, was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Documentary, and won the Evening Standard’s Peter Sellers Award for Best Comedy.
Their fiction film debut BROTHERS OF THE HEAD was winner of the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature in 2006. For AMC, the team created the original documentary special MALKOVICH’S MAIL. They are also the authors of numerous screenplays, including THE WIZARDS OF PERFIL, which made the Hollywood Black List in 2007.
Fulton and Pepe’s documentary release THE BAD KIDS received the Special Jury Prize for Verité Filmmaking at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was selected for the American Film Showcase. It was nominated for both a Peabody Award and an Emmy.
DOC NYC 2019〡RAINDANCE 2020 - BEST UK FEATURE DOCUMENTARY〡DOCLANDS 2020〡AFI FEST 2020〡HAIFA FF 2020〡TAIPEI GOLDEN HORSE FF 2020〡HANIN ISLAND IFF 2020
"Insightful... a blend of comical high fantasy and soulful yearning... excels at capturing the moment-to-moment rush and collaborative energy of film production."
- Eric Kohn, IndieWire
"A thoughtful behind-the-scenes documentary."
- Kevin Maher, The Times
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