10 Best Directors to Follow on Instagram

In our current age of information and technology, There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t use social media. There various social media sites and apps.Each as its uniques perks. Instagram (IG) is one such social networking service. Practically of all kind and social status is hooked on this social network. Celebrities are no exception. In fact, There are fans who are crazy about their favorite author, writer, director or actor. They want to know what their favorite person is watching, reading or eating. So they can do the same as well.

Here is a list of  Directors that you can  follow on Instagram for inspiration or fun.

1. Ben Richardson

best directors to follow on instagram

Ben Richardson is a professional. He directs Photography. At Sundance film festival two of his films were premiered.’Beast of the Southern Wild” and Happy Christmas” One of his movies “Beast of the southern wild” had also received a nomination for four academy awards at 85th Academy Awards. It was also nominated for Best Picture. He also won the Best animated short film award at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival for his film “SEED”. Another one of his famous films is “The Fault In Our Stars”.His career took a turn for greatness in 2012 with Beast of the Southern wild and continued till today. His last film was released in 2017. Which was his 10th movie? He has been dating actress Anna Kendrick since 2014.

You will find many of his works in his Instagram account. He has made over 500 posts so far and has over sixty thousand followers. Anyone who is looking for inspiration in the field of directing photography his IG post will be more than helpful. You might even get a chance to connect with him by commenting on his post.  

2. Emmanuel Lubezki

Mexican Cinematographer Lubezki is quite famous for his amazing skill of using natural lighting and continuous consecutive shots n cinematography. Both audience and critics have admired his work. He has earned many awards for his work. Which includes Best cinematography’s Eight academy award nomination. He did not get nominated once but thrice in a row. Which itself is a record no one has ever accomplished. His three nomination were for GRAVITY (2013), The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance(2014) and the Revenant (2015). So far he has worked alongside with many other directors such as Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese, and Ethan Coen. His usual collaborators are Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro González Iñárritu.

In Instagram, he uses an alias called “Chivo” Which is a Spanish word for Goat. He has posted over 700 photos so far and has around 450,000 followers. His entire Instagram is filled with photography. If anyone is interested to see the work of a professional cinematographer, Lubezkis account will more than suffice.

3. Lena Dunham

best directors to follow on instagram

Lina Dunham is a multitalented individual who has performed as an actress, director, writer and producer. She was the creator of Television series “Girls” (2012-1017) which aired on HBO. She has received multiple nominations at Emmy Award and two golden globe awards. She is also the first women who have won the Directors Guild of America Award for outstanding directing -comedy series. She has also directed, acted and written: “Tiny Furniture”(2010). She had won Independent spirit award for best first screenplay.

Lina Dunham has over three million followers on Instagram. She is always active and updates her profile regularly. There are over 3000 posts so far and all of them are related to her family and friends and work. By following her Instagram you can learn what she is doing these days and her social life. Her fans can easily know her whereabouts, her likes, and dislikes.   

4. Kevin Smith

best directors to follow on instagram

This guy is a multitalented person who has worked in various fields throughout his career. He is known as a Filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author and podcaster.he became famous with his comedy film “Clerk” in 1994. Which he wrote, directed and acted. His film characters Jay and silent bob were quite famous and have many appeared in many of his films. He mostly worked in new jersey where he co-founded a production company with Scott Mosier called “View Askew Production” over the years he has also been working on horror movies. Such as RED STATE (2011) and comedy horror films TUSK (2014) and YOGA HOSERS (2016).

Kevin Smith has over 1.5 Million followers and has posted over 1600+ photos. By following him on IG you take a peek at his daily life and his works.

5. Xavierdolan

best directors to follow on instagram

This French director started his career as a Child actor for commercials and later ended up directed several arthouse feature films. He received international recognition for his film “I killed my mother”.This film was also the film he directed. It was also premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight section. From 2009, He has worked on eight films. Except for one film, all of them were premiered at Cannes. That one excluded film was premiered at 70th Venice International Film Festival in 2013. It was his first English language film.

Xavier Dolan has over 672,000 followers and has posted around 400 pictures on Instagram.his account contains his daily life, his like and dislikes and his works. Anyone who follows his Instagram can tell how this director is a man with a great sense of humor and values social interaction in social media. You can see many of his friends are famous actors and directors. And can also get a peek at whats he working on these days.   

6. Jon Favreau

best directors to follow on instagram

He is an American actor/actor/director/producer/screenwriter. As an actor, he is known for films such as Rudy(1993), Swingers (1996), Very Bad Things ( 1998), The Break Up (2006) and many more. He wrote Swingers(1996) himself and directed the movie Chef (2014). He has also directed famous movies such as Iron Man & Iron Man 2  and worked as executive producer for The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avenger: Infinity War and currently working on Avengers: Endgame.

Name any 10 movies that took the box office by storm after its release. At least one will be either directed or produced by Jon Favreau. This man has around 793,000 followers on Instagram. And posted around 200+ photos. Unlike other Instagram users uses Instagram to post pictures of moments that he considers memorable. Which include pictures with friends and many esteemed co-workers and his stuff that piques his interest.  

7. Eli Roth

best directors to follow on instagram

Director/producer/writer/actor he is all of them. Roth is mostly associated with horror movies. He made his director’s debut by directing the films “Cabin Fever” and “Hostel”.He has also aced in Quentin Tarantino’s film: Inglorious Basterds” for which he has won two awards such as SAG Award and a BFCA Award. Journalists have put him in a group of filmmakers who makes extremely violent and bloody horror films. He has over 237.000 followers till date and is regularly active in Instagram with 1400+ posts. You can see photos of his travel to different countries and his times with famous celebrities.    

8. Wes Craven

best directors to follow on instagram

In Horror Genre Wes Craven worked marvelously and his dedication towards work was praiseworthy, for which he got “Master of Horror” title. He is well known for creating “A Knightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” featuring influential characters like Freddy Kruger and Ghostface. He has created many horror movies other than the two mentioned above. Such as The Last House on the left, The hills have eyes, red eyes, and Swamp things. Wes Craven died in 2015 but his works live on. You can get a glimpse of this MAster Of Horror from his Instagram account which is still there. Where he shared many photos related to his daily life and work.

9. Martin Scorsese

best directors to follow on instagram

This Italian-American filmmaker and historian have been making films since the 1970s. “Shutter Island” “Hugo” and “The Wolf Of Wall Street” are his most recent works are. He has also received eight nominations in Oscars for Best Directors. He is also known as the most nominated living director in the whole world. He has over 793,000 followers on Instagram and shared 90 posts. He may only have a couple pictures on his account but each picture says a thousand words. This man is living legend worthy of admiration.

10. Taika Waititi

Best Directors to follow on Instagram

He is a New Zealand film director/screenwriter/actor/comedian. He received the nomination in Academy Awards for his film “ Two Cars, OneNight”His movies “Hunt for the wilder people” released in 2016 is still the top grossed film in NewZealand. He has also directed the superhero film “Thor: Ragnarok” He has over 630,000 followers on Instagram.

There are many more directors out there on Instagram whom you can follow for simple inspiration or admiration as their work has put them on the list of celebrities most of them lead an ordinary life like others. The only difference is that They do Extraordinary work.

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