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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:00 GMT | By Natasha Sporn
Films and directors discovered at Sundance

'Napoleon Dynamite' - 2004



The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance festival (© c.Fox Search/Everett/REX Features)
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  • A young Jake Gyllenhaal played Donnie Darko (© Everett Collection/REX Features)
  • Danny Boyle's zombie thriller influenced a whole new sub-genre of films (© c.20th Century Fox/Everett/REX Features)
  • Morgan Spurlock's documentary won high accolade at Sundance (© Associated Press)
  • Zach Braff directed and starred alongside Natalie Portman (© c.Fox Search/Everett/REX Features)
  • The film premiered at the 2004 Sundance festival (© c.Fox Search/Everett/REX Features)
  • The first of seven 'Saw' films was picked up at Sundance by Lionsgate
  • Comedy film starring Aaron Eckhart, Mario Bello and David Koechner (© c.Fox Search/Everett/REX Features)
  • Cross-country travelling comedy following a little girl in a beauty pageant (© c.Fox Search/Everett/REX Features)
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This Jared Hess film about a boy dealing with his bizarre family life and friendships was picked up by Fox Searchlight and Paramount Pictures at the 2004 Sundance festival following the film's debut. Despite encountered mixed reviews, the indie film developed a large cult following and netted over $49 million at box offices worldwide.

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