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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking

Tracy produced and directed her first documentary, Be Good, Smile Pretty, a powerful film about the profound and complicated feelings of loss caused by the deaths of American men in Vietnam, some thirty-five years later. The film aired on PBS's Independent Lens and won an Emmy for Best Documentary.

With Rich HillTracy explores American rural poverty through the intimate lens of vulnerable adolescents and their families struggling for a foothold.

Rich Hill has been playing theatres and digitally available worldwide and was a Grand Jury Winner in the Sundance Film Festival.

Tracy is developing both narrative and documentary films through her production company, Dinky Pictures.

Direct download: TracyDrozTragos.mp3
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Benoit has work on TV commercials and international feature films over the years and outside of film, he is also a painter.

Benoit's film work over the years include the films: The Scent of Green Papaya, Cyclo, The Proposition, The Boy In The Striped Pajamas, and Chatroom.

Benoit's more recent film work include: segments of Tree of Life and To The Wonder, Lawless, and A Most Wanted Man.

Direct download: BenoitDelhomme.mp3
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Steven has been working in the business as a Production Designer since the early 1990s when working on the critically acclaimed Romper Stomper starring a young Russell Crowe.

Steven has worked on a variety of genres and for films for an eclectic mix of directors including: Siam Sunset, Buffalo Soldiers, Ned Kelly, The Children of Huang Shi, and The Tree.

Steven's more recent films include: The Hunter, Burning Man, and The Railway Man.

Direct download: StevenJonesEvans.mp3
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Philip started out as a set designer and art director on several projects prior to focusing on production design like Mermaids, The Sixth Sense, and Out of Sight.

As a production designer, Philip is for known for his work over the years for director Steven Soderbergh including (Erin Brockovich, Traffic, the Ocean's Trilogy, Solaris, The Good German, and Eros), and other projects including 8 Mile and Machine Gun Preacher

Philip has worked as the Production Designer on all of The Hunger Games series of films. 

Direct download: PhilipMessina.mp3
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Guy was born in Jaffa and has directed, edited, and shot films since the age of 16.  As a cameraman, Guy shot several films for France 3 Television

Guy also directed many short documentaries such as In Working Progress,Women Defying BarriersKeywords presented in film festivals and venues worldwide. Guy's first feature film Interrupted Streams premiered in the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

In light of recent events, we revisit Guy's documentary, the Oscar nominated 5 Broken Cameras, a collaboration with Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, who gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist.

For more than five years, Emad filmed the struggle, led by two of his best friends, while also filming his growing son Gibreel and the conflict’s effect on him and other family members.   One Camera after another is shot or smashed, and each camera tells a part of his story.

Direct download: GuyDavidi2.mp3
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Kat's award winning short films, Hellion and Black Metal, have screened at Sundance, SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, and more. 

Kat is also a Film Production Lecturer at the University of Texas.

Kat's feature film, Hellion, starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hellion was a Sundance Creative Producing Lab participant and San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant recipient for Hellion and for her upcoming feature script for Black Metal

Hellion was released both on VOD and in theaters through IFC and Sundance Selects

Direct download: KatCandler.mp3
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Peter graduated from The Danish Film School in 2001 and has since then worked on over 100 productions and done both feature films and documentaries, and shorts, both domestically and internationally.

Peter collaborated with globally acclaimed musicians such as Antony and the Johnsons, Johann Johannsson and Efterklang. Among his sound design credits are Magic Valley, The Queen of Versailles, Putin's Kiss, and Canned Dreams. Peter was also a sound effects editor on both The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Lars von Trier's film, Antichrist.  Peter worked on the Sundance award winning narrative feature, Teddy Bear

Peter worked as a music supervisor on the festival favorites like Dance For Me and the feature film, You & Me Forever, which earned him a Danish Academy Award Nomination for Best Sound Design. More recent projects as sound designer include: The Immortalists, Flow, and The Arm's Drop.

Direct download: PeterAlbrechtsen.mp3
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Stephen has worked on many award winning feature film projects over the years including many films for Robert Altman, such as Vincent & Theo, The Player, Short Cuts, Kansas City, Cookie's Fortune, and Gosford Park.

Stephen has also worked on a variety of film and television projects from other directors over the years including: What's Love Got to Do with It, Ray, Lovely, Still, Chronicle, and Draft Day.

Stephen's upcoming projects include 2 films for Stunt Coordinator and Director Vic Armstrong, Left Behind and The Sunday Horse.

Direct download: StephenAltman.mp3
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In 2004, Nick along with Joe Pickett quit their day jobs to focus on production of their first feature documentary, Dirty Country

They started the touring The Found Footage Festival show to fund the production of the documentary.  

The Found Footage Festival is a live comedy event and screening featuring unusual and humorous clips from VHS videotapes gathered from thrift stores, garage sales, warehouses, estate sales, and dumpsters throughout the United States.

In 2009, Jack Rebney, featured in the festival favorite Winnebago promotional videos in the show, was featured in a documentary, Winnebago Man, which featured the curators in several interviews and coverage of Jack at the festival.

The Found Footage Festival is currently based out of New York City and presented Found vs. Found in collaboration (and in friendly competition with) Found Magazine.  It has also expanded in touring Europe.

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Frank produced and directed the documentary N.Y.H.C. about the NY hardcore scene of the mid 1990s.

Frank also was involved in production for film and television projects including: Die, Mommie, Die!, Anton Chekhov's The Duel, and Scrappers.

More recently, Frank directed and produced the documentary feature, Jodorowsky's Dune, which explores the genesis of one of cinema's greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's adaptation of Frank Herbert's sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dali, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

Direct download: FrankPavich.mp3
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