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.
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.
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 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.