In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Paige Morrow Kimball, director of the award-winning PLAY DATE, ENDING UP and director of short films for Sesame Street. They discuss her collaboration with Tami Roman in Play Date and her successful application for the 2017 DGA Director Mentorship Program.
Sophia Kruz, director of the visually striking LITTLE STONES documentary, shares the story of women who use art to change the world, joins Marquette. They discuss Sophia’s technique for getting her documentary subjects to open up about their inner lives, how she chose them from around the world and her one regret in her film festival strategy for the documentary.
Marquette is joined by Katrina Nelson, emerging female comic and director of THE WAKE. They discuss Katrina’s transition from producing to directing and her new passion for comedy. What’s she’s most excited about is a showstopper – wait for it!
Marquette is joined by Sarah Moshman, director of THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT and the Netflix hit documentary, LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE. They discuss Sarah’s innovative distribution of her work with Indieflix and how she was about to direct her documentary remotely while her subjects were out to sea.
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, celebrates the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, with her new documentary MANKILLER . They discuss the film’s Los Angeles Film Festival premiere, her ongoing collaboration with PBS and the MANKILLER documentary’s executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, and what she’s most excited about these days – beach volleyball.
Amanda Micheli, director of the documentary VEGAS BABY, talks about how she approaches getting people to open up on camera about private matters such as fertility and infertility-related medical procedures, how she was able to bring Morgan Spurlock on board as the Executive Producer of VEGAS BABY, and what she’s most excited about these days.
Bridget Stokes is a filmmaker who currently has several projects in development through her production company, Instant Pictures, including feature film Emmett, which she will direct, The Lost Husband, which she will produce, and a television adaptation of The Volunteer. Bridget recently completed production on a comedy web series pilot she directed titled Picked Up and post on a short drama she directed titled Think Fast. The Volunteer, a feature Stokes produced, won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Urbanworld Film Festival.