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 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.
The filmmaking team Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner that brought us American Psycho joins Marquette to talk about their latest film collaboration as the writer and director of CHARLIE SAYS. They discuss their short hand as collaborators and how they were able to capture a pivotal moment in the film.
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.
Tonja Renee Stidhum, Los Angeles-based writer and director of the WINGCHICK webseries, joins Marquette. They discuss what it means to be the eternal wingchick in relationships, the value of writing groups, and what Tonja learned from giving crowdfunding a second chance.
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.
Anne Hu, writer & director of the daring short film CAKE discusses her brave choice to cast herself as the film’s sex robot, her work as a senior producer & editor for some of HBO’s top shows including Game of Thrones and Deuces, and the ladies’ mutual love for Ohio.
Tamika Guishard, writer & director of RHYTHM IN BLUES (formerly D-Days / currently in development) joins Directing Magic to discuss her filmmaking journey of getting her first feature completed, how to build your creative team and working with actors.
In this episode of Directing Magic; Victoria Negri, director of GOLD STAR (featuring the last performance of Robert Vaughn), joins Marquette. GOLD STAR explores the inner-life of a young woman who becomes the primary caregiver of her father after he suffers a debilitating stroke. They discuss hiring the right casting director for your project and how she knew this was THE film she had to make.
Morgan Dameron, director of DIFFERENT FLOWERS and former assistant to J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, et. al), joins Marquette. They discuss what if was like to produce and direct your first feature while working full-time and returning to her showcasing her hometown Kansas City, MO through her film.