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Ep21 - Tamika Guishard, Writer/Director of Rhythm in Blues

In this episode of Directing Magic; Tamika Guishard, writer & director of RHYTHM IN BLUES (formerly D-Days / currently in development) joins Marquette. They discuss her filmmaking journey of getting her first feature completed, how to build your creative team and working with actors. Featured Links:


Ep20 - Amanda Verhagen, Producer of THE DEVOUT

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, her work with comedian Blake Anderson and some of the differences between Canadian and American production sets. OTHER NOTE 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, her recent...


Ep19 - Victoria Negri – Director of GOLD STAR

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. More information at


Ep18 - Morgan Dameron - Director of DIFFERENT FLOWERS

In this episode of Directing Magic; 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. Featured Link:


Ep17 - Camille Brown - Director of THE NTH WARD

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. Featured Link


Ep16 - Paige Morrow Kimball - writer/director of Play Date, Sesame Street films

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. Featured Links Makazan Films Guest Information GUEST NAME: Paige Morrow Kimball GUEST BIO: Paige Morrow Kimball is an award-winning director, writer, and producer....


Ep15 - Sophia Kruz - Director of LITTLE STONES documentary

In this episode of Directing Magic; 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. Featured Link


Ep14 - Katrina Nelson - Stand-Up Comedian, Producer & Director of THE WAKE

In this episode of Directing Magic; 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! Featured Link



In this episode of Directing Magic; 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. Featured Links The Empowerment Project Losing Sight of Shore Guest Links FACEBOOK:


Ep12 - Rainy Kerwin - actor/writer/director/producer of The Wedding Invitation

In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Rainy Kerwin, director of THE WEDDING INVITATION. They discuss how Rainy managed all the hats she had to wear as the writer, director, producer and actor of her first feature film and what inspired her to take charge of her creative career. Featured Links The Wedding Invitation


Ep11 - Valerie Red-Horse Mohl - documentary director of MANKILLER

Marquette is joined by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, director of the MANKILLER documentary, celebrating the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. 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. Featured Links Mankiller documentary Guest Information GUEST NAME:...


Ep10 - Amanda Micheli – documentary director of Vegas Baby

In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Amanda Micheli, director of VEGAS BABY. They discuss how Amanda approaches getting people to open up on camera about private matters such as infertility and 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. Featured Links:


Ep9 - Sharri Hefner – Producer of AFTER THE JUMP

In this episode of Directing Magic; 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. Featured Links:


Ep8 - Carmen Elly Wilkerson – Writer/Director of THE REUNION

In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Carmen Elly Wilkerson, director of THE REUNION. They discuss what it takes to push through to the next level in your film directing career, creating life balance and her new feature film project, #WHORE. Featured Links:


Ep7 - Shay Moore – Executive Producer for Women In Film’s PSA program.

In this episode of Directing Magic; Marquette is joined by Shay Moore of Women In Film’s PSA program. They discuss how she got involved with the PSA Executive Board, the benefits of the program to local charities, and her new entrepreneurial venture with Bootsy Collins. Featured Links:


Ep6 - A Conversation w/ Savannah Rodgers, Kansas-based writer/director

Savannah Rodgers is a director, writer, and producer currently based out of Lawrence, KS. She creates short films, web series, and is developing her first feature film. In 2014, she founded Professional Amateur Productions, a company aiming to create quality, intersectional feminist content. Savannah received the Visionary Award from the Outlaw Film Festival and the Fred G. Andrews Emerging Filmmaker Award from Kansas City FilmFest in 2016. Her short film Sketches (2016) premiered at the...


Ep5 - A Conversation w/ Rachel Goldberg - Director, Writer

Rachel Goldberg an award-winning director who helmed the short film, MUTED, starring Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) which sold to HBO. As a director, she has been supported by the Sony Pictures TV Diverse Directors Program, We for She's Direct Her Program, the Fox Global Directors Initiative and the Ryan Murphy HALF Foundation. As a proud participant in AFI's Directing Workshop for Women, she co-wrote and directed the short film NEIGHBORS which...


Ep4 - A Conversation w/ Bridget Stokes - Director & Producer, Instant Pictures

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...


Ep3 - A Conversation w/ Jackie J. Stone - Creator of Compersion, Enchant TV

Jackie Stone is an award winning director/writer and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of The Arts. Stone has a penchant for visual story telling, delivering poetic and precise work. Her films have screened at numerous festivals including the American Black Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, LA Film Festival Project Involve Showcase, Bermuda International Film Festival, Tallahassee International Film Festival, Durango International Film Festival, Langston...


Ep2 - A Conversation w/ Alberlynne Harris - TV & Documentary Producer, Writer

Alberlynne Harris, affectionately known as Abby, is a native of Los Angeles, California. She continues to defy labels and categories while remaining active with and inspired by various civic and socially conscious organizations. As an A Better Chance alumna of the Harvard-Westlake School Abby received her Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She returned home to complete the JD/MBA program at the University of Southern California. She recently...


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