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Friday, October 14 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Indie Film Track: Directing Your Own Script

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The prospect of directing your own script is an exciting one. Though this endeavor hands you the creative reins of the project as a whole, it also presents a new set of obstacles and responsibilities to navigate. After all, writing a script is free, but shooting a film can cost an exorbitant amount. So how should your roles as writer and director affect and inform one another? Writer/directors will share their own experiences and constructive advice crucial for aspiring multi-taskers.

Moderators
avatar for Chet Garner

Chet Garner

Moderator; host/executive producer/writer The Daytripper
Chet Garner is the creator, host, executive producer, and writer of The Daytripper, a 6-time Emmy-award-winning travel show airing on PBS across the country.  Chet earned a degree in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to graduate from Baylor Law School.  However, after practicing law for 3 years, he decided to follow his passions and simultaneously inspire folks to appreciate the beauty... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Brandon Dickerson

Brandon Dickerson

writer/director Sironia, Victor, When Jack Went Glamping; director A Single Frame; writer Benjamin Dove, storiesaboutmyass.com
Brandon Dickerson is an award-winning writer and director with an extensive body of work in features, commercials, and music videos. He has been honored with the coveted Cannes Gold Lion as well as two Austin Film Festival Audience Awards for his debut feature SIRONIA and documentary A SINGLE FRAME. Dickerson wrote and directed the narrative feature VICTOR, set for release in 2017.  His adaptation of the award-winning young adult novel... Read More →
avatar for Jake Goldberger

Jake Goldberger

writer/director Don McKay, Life Of A King, Holding Patterns
Jake’s debut feature, Don McKay, a darkly comic thriller starring Academy Award Nominees Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue and Academy Award Winner Melissa Leo, premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival before its theatrical release in April 2010 courtesy of Image Entertainment. His second feature, Life Of A King, chronicled the inspirational true story of Eugene Brown, who fresh out of a two-decade long prison sentence started an... Read More →
avatar for Lena Khan

Lena Khan

writer/director The Tiger Hunter
Lena Khan is an writer and director who allows her work to be an organic blend of her varied experiences, the multi-faceted elements of her identity, her witty outlook on life, and her rich emotional aptitude. Lena graduated summa cum laude and received undergraduate degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science and History, after which she went on to graduate from the prestigious UCLA School of Theater... Read More →
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Matt Porter

co-writer/co-director, 5 Doctors (AFF 2016 World Premiere), Comedy Central’s New Timers web series
Matt Porter is a director, writer, and actor living in New York City. He is the co-star/co-director/co-writer of the film 5 DOCTORS and the Comedy Central web series NEW TIMERS. Matt has written and directed content for Cracked, Funny or Die, Adult Swim, MTV Other, Sony, and others. His sketch series GOOD COP GREAT COP, a collaboration with writer/cartoonist Charlie Hankin, has been screened at SXSW, was an official selection at the New York... Read More →


Friday October 14, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm
St. David’s Episcopal Church, Historic Sanctuary

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