Lee Broda, Executive Producer of the award-winning film, THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, (featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal) talks about what inspired her to get involved with the film. They discuss Lee’s journey to becoming a successful executive producer and why investors trust her to bring films to life as well as her creative process as a poet and her book Whispers from the Moon.
Tamara Kotevska, co-director of Oscar-nominated documentary, HONEYLAND, talks about what inspired her to share this story. They discuss Tamara’s creative process and how she and her team overcame language barriers to create a visually stunning work of culture and art.
Rosser Goodman, director of the short comedy film PEA POD, discusses her inclusive casting choices and breaking into the competitive field of television directing. They discuss Rosser’s winning experience with the Easter Seals Disability Film Challenge and breaking into television directing through shadowing programs.
Bridget Stokes, director of the feature film BOY GENIUS, returns to the podcast to talk about how her latest film came to fruition. They discuss what its like to make a family friendly film, choosing the right title for your film and how to make the magic (realism) happen.
Julie Harris Walker, founder and host of The Other 50% Podcast, joins Marquette for a special joint episode of their respective shows. They discuss how they met, as well as their podcasts, how one can be an ally, and they how have managed to keep the faith throughout their careers.
Cheryl L. Bedford the producer of DARK GIRLS and founder of the JTC List / Women of Color Unite organization talks about her motivation for starting the flourishing nonprofit organization that supports diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry and her vision for getting more women of color hired in Hollywood.
The director of the feature film POMS, Zara Hayes joins Marquette on this episode of Directing Magic. They discuss the making of POMS, working with legendary actresses Diane Keaton and Pam Grier, and finding the fine line of humor in a comedy movie.
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.