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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Mikael Varhelyi - Swedish Production Designer and Art Director - Adam & Eva, The Reunion, The Swimsuit Issue, The American, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Mikael received his MFA in Industrial Design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1989. 

Mikael’s film projects over the years includes production design on Adam & Eva, The Reunion, The Threat, and The Swimsuit Issue.  

Mikael was an Art Director on Anton Corbjin's The American and the Supervising Art Director on David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Mikael’s more recent work includes the critically acclaimed feature, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and the television series, The Assets.

Direct download: MikaelVarhelyi.mp3
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Jennifer Phang - Award winning San Francisco based filmmaker - Half Life and Advantageous

Jennifer's award-winning debut feature film Half-Life premiered in 2008 at Sundance and Tokyo International, screened at SXSW, and was distributed by the Sundance Channel.

Some of Jennifer's other projects include directing and editing the music video Glass Butterfly, and editing and producing the Sundance Short Crazy Beats Strong Every Time.

Jennifer won the inaugural San Francisco Film Society Women’s Filmmaker Fellowship, and serves as a filmmaking mentor for President Obama’s Call to Arts Pledge. 

Jennifer's recent feature Advantageous won a Jury Prize at Sundance 2015 and it was based on her award winning 2012 short of the same name.  

Advantageous takes place in a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship where a mother and daughter do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Advantageous is available via Video on Demand on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, and VUDU.

Direct download: JenniferPhang.mp3
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Kim Sinclair - Oscar winning Art Director and Production Designer from New Zealand - Cast Away, The Last Samurai, Avatar, Adventures of Tintin, Man of Steel, The Dark Horse, and Slow West

Kim's earlier projects include Vertical Limit and Her Majesty shot in New Zealand.

Overseas, Kim has often worked largely with local crews, working in South Pacific Fiji on Cast Away, Legend of Zorro in Mexico, and Beyond Borders in Thailand. Kim also created the look of a Japanese village for The Last Samurai, actually built in a valley near New Plymouth. 

In 2010, Kim was one of three art department heads to win both an Oscar and a BAFTA for their work on AvatarKim also worked on Under the Mountain, headed the design team on The Adventures of Tintin

Kim was one of the supervising art directors on the North American shoot of Man of Steel and was a visual effects art director on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Kim was more recently the production designer of acclaimed New Zealand drama, The Dark Horse, and the Sundance Jury Prize winning action western film, Slow West.

Direct download: KimSinclair.mp3
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Roland Gallois - Australian Film Editor - Accidents Happen, Samson & Delilah, The Hunter, The Darkside, Words With Gods, Slow West

Roland has worked on a variety of award winning narrative and documentary short and feature films over the year.

Some of Roland's past projects include the films: Painting with Light in a Dark World, Green Bush, West, Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn, Accidents Happen, Samson & Delilah, Here I Am, and The Hunter.

Some of Roland's more recent projects include are The Darkside, segments of The Turning and Words With Gods, and the acclaimed feature, Slow West.

Direct download: RolandGallois.mp3
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Kimberly Reed - Gender Identity and film including Prodigal Sons

Kimberly started her career working as a commercial editor and traveled the world directing and producing travel documentaries.  

Kimberly became an early expert in the field of digital filmmaking and post-production.

After transitioning genders, she moved into the world of publishing, as editor-in-chief of DV Magazine.

Kim's first feature-length documentary film, Prodigal Sons, tells the story of three siblings, their rivalries, and their search for identity. 

Prodigal Sons has won many honors and have connected to many in film festival audiences worldwide, including its winning of the Audience award at Palm Springs and it is available on DVDNetflix, and iTunes.

Kimberly has also worked on editing other film projects and she has been a featured storyteller on The Moth

Direct download: KimberlyReed2.mp3
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