The gorgeous, epic, quietly suspenseful “Honeyland” opens with dizzingly beautiful shots of open fields and untamed wilderness in the mountains of Macedonia.
The director of the upcoming feature film LITTLE LYING WILD, Samantha Aldana, discusses her short film THE MELANCHOLY MAN and her experience shadowing a television director for the NBC / Universal Diversity Directors’ Program.
Melissa Haizlip talks about her collaboration process and partnership with award-winning filmmaker & editor Samuel D. Pollard and how she managed so much archival footage in the editing room.
The co-writer and lead actress of the Sundance Film Festival movie PREMATURE. They discuss her collaboration process with Rashaad Ernesto Green, creating characters that feel like our younger selves and how she managed being both the co-writer and actor of the film.
The filmmaking team Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner that brought us American Psycho joins Marquette to talk about their latest film collaboration as the writer and director of CHARLIE SAYS. They discuss their short hand as collaborators and how they were able to capture a pivotal moment in the film.
Alexandra Cuerdo, director of the documentary ULAM: Main Dish, joins Marquette. They discuss Alexandra’s mission to raise awareness about Filipino culture through food and how to get your new documentary idea off the ground.
Tchaiko Omawale , producer, writer and director of her debut feature film SOLACE, joins Marquette to discuss Tchaiko’s 15-year filmmaking journey of making this personal film about overcoming eating disorders and self-harm, how to gain actors’ trust as a first time director, and what it was like to work with veteran actors Lynn Whitfield and Glynn Turman.
Tonja Renee Stidhum, Los Angeles-based writer and director of the WINGCHICK webseries, joins Marquette. They discuss what it means to be the eternal wingchick in relationships, the value of writing groups, and what Tonja learned from giving crowdfunding a second chance.
Natalie Kingston, New Orleans-based cinematographer of LOST BAYOU talks about how to craft a common creative language between a director and cinematographer, the different ways to approach shooting a documentary versus a narrative film, and what makes the Southern visual aesthetic so special (hint: it’s the energy with a dash of humidity!).
Tomeka Winborne, writer & director of the foster care awareness short film AGED OUT, talks about her networking strategies and the importance of being willing to volunteer when starting out in the entertainment industry, what to negotiate in advance when working for clients, and her upcoming move to Los Angeles.