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.
Anne Hu, writer & director of the daring short film CAKE discusses her brave choice to cast herself as the film’s sex robot, her work as a senior producer & editor for some of HBO’s top shows including Game of Thrones and Deuces, and the ladies’ mutual love for Ohio.
Tamika Guishard, writer & director of RHYTHM IN BLUES (formerly D-Days / currently in development) joins Directing Magic to discuss her filmmaking journey of getting her first feature completed, how to build your creative team and working with actors.
In this episode of Directing Magic; Amanda Verhagen, Canadian producer of THE DEVOUT joins Marquette. They discuss her team’s nomination for their first Canadian Screen Award, and some of the differences between Canadian and American production sets.
In this episode of Directing Magic; Victoria Negri, director of GOLD STAR (featuring the last performance of Robert Vaughn), joins Marquette. GOLD STAR explores the inner-life of a young woman who becomes the primary caregiver of her father after he suffers a debilitating stroke. They discuss hiring the right casting director for your project and how she knew this was THE film she had to make.
Morgan Dameron, director of DIFFERENT FLOWERS and former assistant to J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, et. al), joins Marquette. They discuss what if was like to produce and direct your first feature while working full-time and returning to her showcasing her hometown Kansas City, MO through her film.
In this episode of Directing Magic; Camille Brown, director of THANK YOU FOR WASHING and the independent thriller feature film, joins Marquette. THE NTH WARD, follows a woman haunted by the childhood disappearance of her parents in the lingering wake of the Hurricane Katrina. They discuss her journey from being an engineer to filmmaking and her DIY approach to producing and distribution.