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.
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.
GUEST NAME: Paige Morrow Kimball
Paige Morrow Kimball is an award-winning director, writer, and producer....
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.
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!
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.
The Empowerment Project Losing Sight of Shore
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.
The Wedding Invitation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ALISON MAREK is an award-winning filmmaker with an MFA in directing from NYU. Her thesis short, “The Playground,” was sponsored by Showtime Networks Inc. and broadcast extensively on their channels. She also wrote and illustrated graphic novels that were published by Piranha Press (div. DC Comics). Her most current project is called “Play Me,” which takes place in 1957 and follows an inventive young housewife who tries to conquer a billion-dollar industry filled with corruption, greed and...