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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Seher Latif, C.S.A. - Indian Casting Director - Outsourced, Eat Pray Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and Zero Dark Thirty

Seher’s feature films casting director projects both in India and abroad include the films and series: Outsourced, the TV Series Bollywood Hero, and Eat Pray Love, which include background and featured actors.  

Seher is a member of the Casting Society of America.  

More recently, she was the Indian Casting director for John Madden’s film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, casting for the all of the Indian roles in the film opposite a British all-star cast.

Upcoming projects for Seher include casting for: Save Your LegsGandhi of the MonthMonsoon Shootout, and Indian casting for Kathryn Bigelow’s new film, Zero Dark Thirty.

Direct download: SeherLatif2.mp3
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Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky - Filmmakers of Pigeon Projects - The Patron Saints & Francine

Living comfortably at the margins of documentary and narrative cinema, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky of Pigeon Projects forgo conventional storytelling methods in order to accommodate stark imagery, elusive characters and a deadpan realism.

Filmmaker Magazine has named Brian and Melanie as part of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film". 

Brian and Melanie have shown their work at the SundanceRotterdamToronto, and Edinburgh film festivals and won awards at the European Media Art Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Athens International Film Festival

Their recent documentary, The Patron Saints, is a disquieting and hyper-realistic glimpse into life at a nursing home. Their first narrative feature, Francine, stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo playing a woman struggling to find her place in a downtrodden lakeside town after leaving behind a life in prison.  

Francine along with The Patron Saints continue to play worldwide in a variety of international film festivals.

Direct download: BrianAndMelanie2.mp3
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Lee Percy - Film Editor and Filmmaker - Reversal of Fortune, Boys Don't Cry, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Grey Gardens, Dreaming American

Lee has edited several performances that garnered Oscars for actors such as William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune, and Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry

Some of Lee's other film editing projects include: Maria Full Of Grace, The Believer, A Love Song for Bobby Long, The Ice Harvest, and The Center of the World

Lee won the Emmy award for the HBO production of Taking Chance and that same year won the Eddie award, for editors by editors, for Grey Gardens.

Recently, Lee has been editing for the upcoming features Disconnect and Carrie, and the short film Dreaming American, which he wrote and directed, has been touring festivals and winning several awards.

Direct download: LeePercy.mp3
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Christopher Ford - Screenwriter - Stickman series (Comedy Central), Robot & Frank, Clown

After graduating from NYU film school, Christopher co-founded Waverly Films in New York City.  

Christopher created Webby Award winning web shows, short films, projects for Comedy Central, and a graphic novel series called Stickman Odyssey

Christopher’s first produced screenplay is Robot & Frank starring Frank Langella, Peter Sarsgaard, and Susan Sarandon

Robot & Frank is set in the near future, where an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him and the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

Christopher recently completed a screenplay for the horror film Clown, executive produced by Eli Roth.

Direct download: ChristopherFord.mp3
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