Michael Polish — Michael Polish made his feature film debut at 1999 Sundance Film Festival with
TWIN FALLS IDAHO, which he directed, co-wrote and starred in with twin brother Mark Polish.
JACKPOT, the brothers’ second feature film, won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award. Premiering at
Sundance in 2003, NORTHFORK, starring James Woods, Daryl Hannah and Nick Nolte, garnered
rave reviews. Recounting their artistic rite of passage for aspiring moviemakers everywhere, the
Polish brothers wrote The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking, recently published by Harcourt.