BAD GRANDMAS, a comedy by co-writer/director Srikant Chellappa. Starring the late Florence Henderson (“The Brady Bunch”) in her final role and Pam Grier (“Jackie Brown”), “Bad Grandmas” recounts the misadventures of senior citizens friends. Things spin out of control, and the Grandmas turn bad. With his new film in hand, Srikant will discuss all the ways you can finance your film. You want this!
Thomas Smugala is a producer, writer, and director. Interview A Monster, starring Tom Green and Les Stroud (2018), Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen (2005), 186 Days (2000), five short films, 20+ music videos, 50+ TV commercials – Thomas, will talk about protecting your passion. Watching out for and defending yourself against naysayers and dream squashers is vital to the success of any film project.
Jon Fahey is a producer and locations manager known for his work on Interview a Monster (2018), Kingshxghway (2010), The Tomb (2009), Ghost Image (2007) and Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen (2005). The location manager is responsible for finding and securing locations to be used, obtaining all fire, police and other governmental permits, and coordinating the logistics for the production to complete its work. It is by far one of the most demanding jobs on set.
Dennis Boyd, owner of St. Louis Picture Cars, actor, art department and transportation is known for his work on Interview A Monster (2018), Dig Two Graves (2014), Bedlam Street (2011) and Joe Hanrahan 'Invents' Insane-O-Vision (2014). As head of a film’s transportation department, Dennis oversees the entire transportation requirements for the film. There is more to all this than meets the eye.
Damon Taylor is a 1st AD, producer, and writer. Shopping Mall (2018), Unfreedom (2014), The Last Samurai (2003)... The role of an assistant director on a film includes tracking daily progress against the filming production schedule, arranging logistics, preparing daily call sheets, checking cast and crew, and maintaining order on the set. Damon will talk about organizing a film.
Chris Tobin Post Production Supervisor. Chris will talk about post-production from edit to final mix down and output. Avid and Premiere Pro.
ZuZu Smugala & Lainey Sanders. In this hands-on workshop, ZuZu and Lainey will show help your child shoot and edit a short film on their iPhone.
Hosted by Lisa Edwards. Lisa is mother and agent for her daughter Elise Edwards. As her daughter’s acting opportunities increases, the challenges of managing her career also increases. Can you be a mother agent?
Actors Amanda Koehler and Skully Shemwell along with other guest actors, will hold an open discussion on how to break into acting and maintain a presence as a local actor.