Cary Fukunaga, director of all 8 episodes of True Detective's first season, as well as Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre, in a great interview with the Director's Guild of America:
As a kid growing up in Northern California, compulsively watching movies on TV, Fukunaga constantly imagined stories on film. “The first screenplay I ever wrote was a 50-page film about two brothers in the Civil War who fall in love with the same nurse in the convalescent hospital.” He was 14.
He's already a special talent and I cannot wait to see what else he has in store. Hollywood needs more filmmakers like him.