name='daveyboy1984']What do you think?
Methinks perhaps you packed a few too many issues into one thread? No offense.
I'm at an obvious disadvantage in the States, though I try to keep up with emerging talent via Raindance, Edinburgh, and a few other sources. Like 'em or loathe 'em, I made a point of rushing to see Control (Anton Corbijn, okay Netherlands-born), Boy A (John Crowley), Red Road (Andrea Arnold), In Bruges (Martin McDonagh). Yes, Shane Meadows whenever he lands a U.S. distributor.
Clearly from the representative directors above, I don't pay much attention to age when seeking fresh voices and visions on screen.
(Granted, in the States, for bettter or worse, we seem to get waves of indie films, by young filmmakers, similar in theme and style and grounded in everyday experiences.)
Let me toss this back to you. Do young British filmmakers focus more on the past for themes/material than on everyday living? Is it different on TV?