One thing I see over and over again are students who loose a sense of perspective. Creating short films (especially for a director) is the key to get funding for bigger, projects. Spencer Susser is a good example of this. He has recently found distribution for his feature film, produced and starring Natalie Portman. His feature premiered at Sundance in 2010. When I saw the trailer, I couldn't believe the cast. Everyone is masked so well in their character, they are almost unrecognizable. Posted below is Spencer's short film and a link to the page and trailer for his first feature. Enjoy! - Eve.
Fair Warning: This is a zombie film with profanity and violence. If you are sensitive to that kind of material, I would suggest that you do not watch.
Link to Spencer Susser's Feature Film, Hesher