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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Tom Quinn - Director/Writer - The New Year Parade

Tom Quinn grew up in Bucks County, PA, where he directed a few shorts and freelanced as a camera assistant.

His debut feature, The New Year Parade, was selected for the IFP Narrative Rough Cut Labs, won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative at Slamdance, and was a Gotham Award nominee for “Best Film Not Playing in a Theater Near You.”

The New Year Parade follows Jack and Kat over the course of a year as their parents separate, struggle with their decisions, and eventually divorce.  The New Year Parade is set against the backdrop of Philadelphia’s Mummery, one of the oldest American folk traditions.  The New Year Parade is now available worldwide on DVD.

Tom has been listed one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” byFilmmaker Magazine and “Ten Young Writer-Directors to Watch,” by MovieMaker Magazine and was also a John Cassavetes Award Nominee at the Independent Spirit Awards.

Tom also works as a visual effects coordinator and producer at DIVE in Philadelphia.

Direct download: TomQuinn2.mp3
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Chad Hartigan - Director and Writer - Luke And Brie Are On A First Date and This Is Martin Bonner (Independent Spirit Award nominee now on DVD)

Since graduating North Carolina School of the ArtsChad has pursued all aspects of film.

Chad was actor in the award winning feature Dance Party USA, he co-wrote an animated short nominated for the Student Academy Award, and he as behind-the-scenes videographer for David Arquette’s directorial debut, The Tripper, along with making short films, like Surprise.

Chad wrote and directed his first feature, Luke And Brie Are On A First Datewhich played at festivals across the globe including Hamptons International Film Festival and Mar Del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina.

Chad’s second feature, This Is Martin Bonner, shot on location in Reno, NV, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has also toured extensivelyat other film festivals, is a warm and perceptive meditation on friendship, human connection and getting a second chance at life.

This Is Martin Bonner is now on  DVD and Chad has been nonimated for the John Cassavetes Award for the Independent Spirit Awards for his work on the film.

Direct download: ChadHartigan2.mp3
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William Arnold - Production Designer - Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, In Good Company, Shopgirl, American Dreamz, Last Holiday, Little Fockers, Crazy, Stupid, Love., and Lovelace

William moved through the ranks in the art department prior to being a Production Designer starting with work as a Set Designer to Art Director work and then Supervising Art Director on projects like Pleasantville and Snow Falling on Cedars.

William's Production Designer credits over the years include: Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, In Good Company, Shopgirl, Last Holiday, American Dreamz, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, and Little Fockers.

William's more recent Production projects include: Crazy, Stupid, Love., American Reunion, and Lovelace, the story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Direct download: WilliamArnold.mp3
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Patrice Vermette - Canadian Production Designer - C.R.A.Z.Y., The Young Victoria, 1981, City of Shadows, Cafe De Flore, Prisoners, and the upcoming Enemy

Patrice has won three awards for his work on C.R.A.Z.Y., including the Genie Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design and a Jutra Award for Best Art Direction. 

Patrice's other work includes: 1981, City of Shadows, La Banda Picasso, Café de Flore, and The Young Victoria

Patrice was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Art Direction for his work in the film The Young Victoria.

Patrice's recent projects include: Denis Villeneuve’s film Prisoners and the upcoming features Enemy and 1987.

Direct download: PatriceVermette.mp3
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Magnus Joenck - Danish Cinematographer - AFR, The Experiment, R, A Hijacking, and Northwest

Magnus graduated as Cinematographer from the National Film School of Denmark in 2005.

Magnus has filmed a number of feature and documentary films, including the documentaries, Solange on Love and Tankograd, and the narrative features, AFR, The Experiment, Empire North, and Out of Bounds, and the television series, The Killing, Those Who Kill, and Borgen.

Magnus has worked with on project for Tobias Lindholm and Michael Noer on the film, R, long with their recent features, A Hijacking, and Northwest.

Direct download: MagnusJoenck.mp3
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