January 14, 2012 – Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, announced the winners of its four Spirit Awards filmmaker grants this weekend. Mark Jackson, director of Without, received the Someone to Watch Award.

Without first premiered at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival, winning the Special Jury Mention Award. The critically acclaimed film went on to win numerous awards (Best Director, Pioneering Vision Award) and screened at some of the most prestigious film festivals around the globe (Locarno Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Mar Del Plata). For more information about Without, visit the official website at http://www.rightonredfilms.com.