The directors of James’ favorite indie films - “Manny & Lo,” “All Over Me,” and “Tully” - essentially disappeared after their initial offerings. So he knows that he needs to get another project going fast, and it needs to pop.
— Taken from Tad Friend’s New Yorker profile of Little Birds director Elgin James. What Friend is ignoring in this case, however, is that all four directors of said (very good and worth watching) films are women. Probably not that coincidental, in this case.