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.
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 Sharri Hefner, producer of AFTER THE JUMP. They discuss how being a single mom inspired her to continue her film career, the magic of WONDER WOMAN for the younger generation, her recent participation in the Women in Film and Sundance Institute Film Financing Intensive and her new feature film project, AFTER THE JUMP.
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.