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Shana Feste is a Director and Scriptwriter American born on 28 august 1976 at Los Angeles (USA)

Shana Feste

Shana Feste
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1976 (43 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Shana Feste (born August 28, 1975) is an American film director and screenwriter. She has directed and written The Greatest, Country Strong, and Endless Love and has also writing credits for You're Not You.

Biography

Diplômée en écriture créative à l’université du Texas d’Austin, elle poursuit ses études à l’American Film Institute de Los Angeles dont elle sort diplômée en 2003. Elle travaille pour la Creative Artists Agency et réalise en 2009 son premier film Pour l'amour de Bennett (The Greatest) avec Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon et Carey Mulligan sur un scénario dont elle également l’auteur. Elle écrit la même année le scénario de Country Strong qu’elle réalise en 2010, avec Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester et Garrett Hedlund dans les rôles principaux. Son prochain film nommé Un amour sans fin (Endless Love) est annoncé pour 2014. Il s’agira d’un remake du film Un amour infini de Franco Zeffirelli.

Best films

Country Strong (2011)
(Director)

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Filmography of Shana Feste (4 films)

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Director

Endless Love, 1h43
Directed by Shana Feste
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick, Gabriella Wilde, Rhys Wakefield, Joely Richardson, Bruce Greenwood
Rating63% 3.1566453.1566453.1566453.1566453.156645
The movie opens with a scene from a high school graduation, Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde), a shy but beautiful young woman, is graduating and will be attending Brown University in the fall. After the ceremony, it's clear that she does not have any friends. Jade rejoins her family while reminiscing about her brother, Chris, who died from cancer. David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer) observes her from a distance. He has had a crush on her throughout high school, but never had the courage to speak to her.
Country Strong, 1h52
Directed by Shana Feste
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, Jeremy Childs, Donald Farmer
Rating62% 3.149963.149963.149963.149963.14996
The film begins with Beau (Hedlund), singing with Kelly (Paltrow), a recovering alcoholic going through rehab. Beau is clearly smitten by her, and it is later revealed that the two have been having an affair, even though Kelly is married to James (McGraw). Kelly is checked out of rehab a month early by James, who wants her to go on a three-city tour to restore her image. She agrees on the condition that Beau becomes her opening act, but James has already made plans to see Chiles Stanton (Meester), a beauty queen with potential to become a rising singer, perform that night in hopes that she will be Kelly's opener instead.
The Russell Girl, 1h38
Directed by Jeff Bleckner, Shana Feste
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Amber Tamblyn, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Carey Mulligan, Henry Czerny
Rating65% 3.299523.299523.299523.299523.29952
When Bennett Brewer (Aaron Johnson) dies, his family feel like they cannot go on. His mother Grace (Sarandon) and his father Allen (Brosnan) get an unexpected visitor knocking at their door; it turns out to be a young woman called Rose (Mulligan), who is pregnant with Bennett's child. As the story develops Bennett's younger brother Ryan is introduced and he is grieving the fact he did not say a final good bye to his brother. One sees the true relationships of the family as the story comes together, Grace waits at the bed of Jordan Walker, the man driving the truck which collided with Bennett's car in the crash. She is waiting for his wake so she can ask him what her son's final 17 minutes were. After a while, she finds out the truth but is disappointed in what she hears. In the last moments, Bennett was not calling his mother's name, he was calling to Rose asking the other wounded passenger Walker to make sure that she was safe.

Scriptwriter

Endless Love, 1h43
Directed by Shana Feste
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Robert Patrick, Gabriella Wilde, Rhys Wakefield, Joely Richardson, Bruce Greenwood
Roles Ecrivain
Rating63% 3.1566453.1566453.1566453.1566453.156645
The movie opens with a scene from a high school graduation, Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde), a shy but beautiful young woman, is graduating and will be attending Brown University in the fall. After the ceremony, it's clear that she does not have any friends. Jade rejoins her family while reminiscing about her brother, Chris, who died from cancer. David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer) observes her from a distance. He has had a crush on her throughout high school, but never had the courage to speak to her.
You're Not You, 1h46
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Emmy Rossum, Josh Duhamel, Ali Larter, Marcia Gay Harden, Hilary Swank, Julian McMahon
Rating73% 3.69953.69953.69953.69953.6995
Kate (Hilary Swank), a classical pianist is diagnosed with ALS. Her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) tries to find someone to take care of his wife. Bec (Emmy Rossum) – a college student – applies for the job despite her lack of experience. Kate sees something special in Bec and wants to have her as her caregiver to help her with everyday things like taking a shower. Eventually Kate splits up with her husband, Evan, due to his short affair as well as her wanting to not be invisible. She thinks that she has become the person in his life holding him back. She takes off with Bec and stays the night. In the morning she tells Bec to take her to an assisted living home, but Bec refuses to leave her there. Instead they visit Evan at his office so Kate can tell him she doesn't want to be with him anymore.
Country Strong, 1h52
Directed by Shana Feste
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, Jeremy Childs, Donald Farmer
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.149963.149963.149963.149963.14996
The film begins with Beau (Hedlund), singing with Kelly (Paltrow), a recovering alcoholic going through rehab. Beau is clearly smitten by her, and it is later revealed that the two have been having an affair, even though Kelly is married to James (McGraw). Kelly is checked out of rehab a month early by James, who wants her to go on a three-city tour to restore her image. She agrees on the condition that Beau becomes her opening act, but James has already made plans to see Chiles Stanton (Meester), a beauty queen with potential to become a rising singer, perform that night in hopes that she will be Kelly's opener instead.
The Russell Girl, 1h38
Directed by Jeff Bleckner, Shana Feste
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Amber Tamblyn, Susan Sarandon, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Carey Mulligan, Henry Czerny
Rating65% 3.299523.299523.299523.299523.29952
When Bennett Brewer (Aaron Johnson) dies, his family feel like they cannot go on. His mother Grace (Sarandon) and his father Allen (Brosnan) get an unexpected visitor knocking at their door; it turns out to be a young woman called Rose (Mulligan), who is pregnant with Bennett's child. As the story develops Bennett's younger brother Ryan is introduced and he is grieving the fact he did not say a final good bye to his brother. One sees the true relationships of the family as the story comes together, Grace waits at the bed of Jordan Walker, the man driving the truck which collided with Bennett's car in the crash. She is waiting for his wake so she can ask him what her son's final 17 minutes were. After a while, she finds out the truth but is disappointed in what she hears. In the last moments, Bennett was not calling his mother's name, he was calling to Rose asking the other wounded passenger Walker to make sure that she was safe.