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Sunday, October 26 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Independent Filmmaking Track: The Writer/Director/Actor Relationship

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Join this panel of writers who went on to direct their own work for a discussion on how to craft complex and layered characters, and how this is communicated, ultimately, to their cast. What changes or adjustments do you make, if any? How do you work collaboratively to translate the original vision onto the screen? Writer/directors will be joined by leading actors from their films for an in-depth look at this dynamic and how to sustain a lucrative and creative relationship.

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Ella Purnell

actress Wildlike
Born on September 17, 1996 in London, England, Ella can currently be seen playing the young Angelina Jolie in Disney's Maleficent and will also appear in the lead role of the feature film Wildlike. Ella's also due to portray a young Jane in the upcoming remake of Tarzan. In 2008, she beat hundreds of other girls for a role in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London. She was one of only a few girls chosen to appear in the children's... Read More →
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Frank Hall Green

Partner/Producer, Catch & Release Films
Frank Hall Green is a film producer, writer and director. His directorial debut feature WILDLIKE is produced by Christine Vachon/Killer Films, Tandem Pictures and Joseph Stephans. It was filmed on 35mm in Alaska and stars Ella Purnell, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Gerard Funk and Ann Dowd. He is currently producing the adaptation of BOY21 by Matthew Quick (SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK) with Tom Heller (FOXCATCHER, MUD, 127 HOURS, PRECIOUS... Read More →
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Jennifer Harlow

Producer, SHO Pictures, writer/director The Sideways Light
Jennifer Harlow, native Texan, started writing stories between ballet classes as a child. She earned a BA in Theatre, and turned to independent filmmaking soon after moving to Austin. Jennifer acted in several films, including John Bryant's Momma's Boy which played Austin Film Festival in 2006. She soon found herself behind the camera, doing every job from casting assistant to props, wardrobe and set photographer. At the urging of her husband... Read More →

Lindsay Burdge

actress The Sideways Light
Lindsay Burdge is an actress, producer, and casting director who has starred in films screened at Tribeca, Sundance, and SXSW Film Festivals. Credits include A Teacher and First Winter as well as the upcoming The Midnight Swim and The Invitation.

Matthew Newton

Cast, The Sideways Light
MATTHEW NEWTON is a critically acclaimed award winning actor, writer and director who worked extensively in his native Australia in theater, television and films, before relocating to America. His many leading roles on screen include starring in “Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities”, one of the most successful Australian television drama series of all time. Matthew’s debut feature  film as writer/director “Three Blind... Read More →

Sunday October 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:15pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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