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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking

As an animal trainer, Teresa Ann's projects over the years include:  Cat's EyeK9, Lethal Weapon 3, A Far Off Place, House of 1000 Corpses, The Invasion, and the Austrian Rex television series.

More recently she worked as an animal trainer on the Cannes Film Festival winning film, White God, featuring 2 lead dogs used, Luke and Body, in conjunction with 200 other shelter dogs acting in the film.

Luke and Body, cast as Hagen, won the Palm Dog at Cannes for their work on the film, with Teresa's help.

Direct download: TeresaAnnMiller.mp3
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Marcell's projects as a Director of Photography over the years include: the short film Here I Am, the film projects 8 and Nekem Budapest, Overdose - Run for a Dream for HBO Hungary, and the TV series, Kodaly Method.

Marcell's more recent films include: Land of Storms, the Cannes Film Festival winning, White God, and the upcoming music documentary, Balaton Method.

Direct download: MarcellRev.mp3
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Since 1996, Plan 9 has created scores for over 20 feature films.

Plan 9 has made music for 7 international co-pro TV series, numerous documentaries, programs and short films, plus installations and exhibition spaces around the world. 

Between them they play double/el bass, guitars, mandolin, banjo, trumpet, euphonium, trombone, marimba, keyboards, Indian harmonium and biscuit tin guitar. They also create their own virtual instruments for Kontakt under the name Modwheel.

Film projects they have worked on over the years include: Forgotten Silver, Kombi Nation, Danny Deckchair, The Lord of The Rings, Love Birds, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

More recent films the group has worked on include: Edwin: My Life as a Koont, Antarctica: A Year on Ice, and What We Do in the Shadows.

Direct download: Plan9.mp3
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Elliot lived in Tasmania for nearly 10 years to write, direct and edit television commercials.

Elliot also lived in London where he mostly worked for Uli Meyer Animation, working as a story artist and gag man on the studio’s feature film Monstermania! and worked on several music videos with McKeown/Devita Productions.

Elliot has completed several of The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead short animated films. They have screened at a variety film festivals all over the world including Annecy and several have been distributed by Shorts International.

Elliot now lives in New York City. He completed his feature film, The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead, and teaches at The Pratt Institute, Mercy College, The University of the Arts, and Queens College.

He worked on the feature that he did mostly by himself in between teaching, freelance animation work, and dedication to his family. 

Direct download: ElliotCowan2.mp3
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With a strong background in sculpture and painting, Ra has in the past worked as a Sculpting Supervisor, Scenic Artist, Construction Forman and an Art Director on numerous New Zealand and international films.

With his various skills, Ra involves himself in every aspect of the design process, from creating conceptual art to set design and set decoration.

Nominated for an Oscar in 2013 as set decorator for his work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,Ra has had his work recently added to the Academy Library and published in the companion book: The Art Of The Hobbit.

Ra recently was the Production Designer on the New Zealand mockumentary comedy horror film, What We Do In The Shadows, starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, about a group of vampires who live together in Wellington.

Direct download: RaVincent.mp3
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Javier's projects as a Director of Photography in Argentina over the years include: Mala Epoca, Live-In Maid, and Blessed By Fire.

More recent films for Javier include: the documentary, Che: A New Man, Revolucion, The Last Elvis, and the acclaimed Oscar nominated film, Wild Tales, which features six short stories involving distressed people. 

Direct download: JavierJulia.mp3
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Steve has worked on award winning film and television projects over the years in various areas of the sound and music department, most specifically as Sound Effects Editor and Sound Designer.

Steve has worked on animated and live action shorts and features, including:Sweeney ToddFantastic Mr. FoxAlice in WonderlandJane EyreOn the Road, and Frankenweenie.

Most recently, Steve was the sound effects editor on both Jonathan Glazer’s feature Under the Skin (now on DVD and streaming) and the BBC series, Call the Midwife.

Direct download: SteveBrowell2.mp3
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Writer-Director Terry McMahon’s controversial debut Charlie Casanova won Best First Feature at Galway Film Fleadh and was distributed by Studio Canal

His follow up feature, Patrick’s Day, won The Directors Guild of America Finders Series Award, The Grand Jury Prize at Woodstock Film Festival, Best Film at Galway Film Fleadh and the Audience Award at Cork Film Festival.

Patrick’s Day is about a young man with mental health issues who become intimate with a suicidal flight attendant and his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

Direct download: TerryMcMahon.mp3
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Michael serves as President of the Chlotrudis Society's Board of Directors, and he is one of the Founders of the Chlotrudis Awards.

Michael is cinematically drawn to our neighbors to the north in Canada, especially the work of filmmakers Atom Egoyan, Don McKellar, Molly Parker, Sarah Polley, and Patricia Rozema to name a few. 

Although he is devoted to independent cinema, he has enjoyed reading comics for over four decades, but has finally realized that he's not a fan of comics; he's a fan of reading stories about women with super powers

When he's finished with all of that, he works at the Boston Public Library as the Director of Library Services.  

Direct download: MichaelColford-Chlotrudis.mp3
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Pacho's earlier film and theater work have been presented at venues such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, and on Japanese National Television.

Pacho's last film, Manakamana (co-directed with Stephanie Spray) won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. It played around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial and the Toronto International Film Festival.

His upcoming project, The Reagan Years, explores a prolific actor s defining role: Leader of the Free World. Told entirely through a largely-unseen trove of archival footage, the film captures the pageantry, pathos, and charisma that followed the 40th President from Hollywood to the nation's capital.

Direct download: PachoVelez.mp3
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