The Followables: 10 Directors You Should Follow on Twitter


The world of Twitter can be hard to navigate. We know that you’re already following us @flavorpill, but we decided it would be fun (and possibly helpful) if we rounded up some of our other Twitter favorites in a series we call “The Followables.” This seventh installment of Twitter all-stars spotlights the tweeting directors who we love. Do us a favor and leave a comment with anyone who you enjoy who didn’t make our list — especially if they are a non-white, non-male director. Are they the only filmmaker demographic interested in tweeting their thoughts?


Who: John Favreau, director of Elf, Made, and the Iron Man series

Why: He tweets frequently about his current projects — often including set pics — but not in an annoying way.


Who: Kevin Smith, director of Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Cop Out

Why: Any incident of social injustice will spur a flood of witty commentary, like that time he was apparently kicked off a Southwest Airline flight for being too fat. It’s also funny to watch him virtual flirt with @amandapalmer.


Who: David Lynch, director of Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive, overseer of Interview Project

Why: The enigmatic auteur fosters conversation and is oddly charming. Plus, someone has to keep us updated on the weather.


Who: Lee Unkrich, director of the Toy Story series and Monsters, Inc

Why: As you might expect given his resume, Unkrich is hip to youth culture.


Who: Jason Reitman, director of Juno and Up in the Air.

Why: As a filmmaker, he’ll make you think. As a Canadian, he’ll keep you posted on the NHL playoffs.


Who: Adam McKay, director of Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys

Why: McKay, Will Ferrell’s frequent partner in comedic crime, enjoys posting topical humor.


Who: Mark Romanek, director of One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go

Why: He is a master rhetorician. With graceful elegance and rigorous reasoning, every time he endorses a film the argument is irrefutable.


Who: Errol Morris, director of The Fog of War and Standard Operating Procedure

Why: You can experience his epiphanies at the same time he does.


Who: Wes Craven, director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and the Scream series

Why: He likes talking horror-film trivia.


Who: Greg Mottola, director of Superbad and Adventureland.

Why: Despite his lofty status, he’s still just like us: he works long hours, enjoys a cold beer, and complains about life on Twitter.