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.
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.
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!).
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.