Directing Magic Podcast

Directing Magic Podcast

A podcast by and for women in the entertainment industry, filmmakers, storytellers, creators, producers and directors in digital, television, and film spaces.... Show More

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July 8, 2020

In this episode of Directing Magic; Tamara Kotevska, director of Oscar-nominated documentary, HONEYLAND, talks about what inspired her to share this story. They discuss Tamara’s creative process and how she and her team overcame language barriers to create a visually stunning work of culture and art.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Rosser Goodman, director of the short comedy film PEA POD, her inclusive casting choices and breaking into the competitive field of television directing. They discuss Rosser’s winning experience with the Easter Seals Disability Film Challenge and breaking into television directing through shadowing programs.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Bridget Stokes, director of the feature film BOY GENIUS, returns to the podcast to talk about how her latest film came to fruition. They discuss what its like to make a family friendly film, choosing the right title for your film and how to make the magic (realism) happen.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Julie Harris Walker, founder and host of The Other 50% Podcast, joins Marquette for a special joint episode of their respective shows. They discuss how they met, as well as their podcasts, how one can be an ally, and they how have managed to keep the faith throughout their careers. 

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In this episode of #DirectingMagic; Cheryl L. Bedford the producer of DARK GIRLS and founder of the JTC List / Women of Color Unite organization joins @Marquette_Jones. They discuss Cheryl's motivation for starting the flourishing nonprofit organization that supports diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry and her vision for getting more women of color hired in Hollywood.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; the director of the feature film POMS, Zara Hayes joins Marquette. They discuss the making of POMS, working with legendary actresses Diane Keaton and Pam Grier, and finding the fine line of humor in a comedy movie.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; the director of the upcoming feature film LITTLE LYING WILD, Samantha Aldana. They discuss her short film THE MELANCHOLY MAN and her experience shadowing a television director for the NBC / Universal Diversity Directors’ Program.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; the director of the documentary MR. SOUL!. They discuss her collaboration process and partnership with award-winning filmmaker & editor Samuel D. Pollard and how she managed so much archival footage in the editing room.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; the co-writer and lead actress of the Sundance Film Festival movie PREMATURE. They discuss her collaboration process with Rashaad Ernesto Green, creating characters that feel like our younger selves and how she managed being both the co-writer and actor of the film.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; the filmmaking team Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner that brought us American Psycho joins Marquette to talk about their latest film collaboration as the writer and director of CHARLIE SAYS. They discuss their short hand as collaborators and how they were able to capture a pivotal moment in the film.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Alexandra Cuerdo, director of the documentary ULAM: Main Dish, joins Marquette. They discuss Alexandra’s mission to raise awareness about Flipipino culture through food and how to get your new documentary idea off the ground.

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http://www.alexandracuerdo.com/

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Tchaiko Omawale , writer and director of her debut feature film SOLACE, joins Marquette. They discuss Tchaiko’s 15-year filmmaking journey of making this personal film about overcoming eating disorders and self-harm, how to gain actors’ trust as a first time director, and what it was like to work with veteran actors Lynn Whitfield and Glynn Turman.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Tonja Renee Stidhum, Los Angeles-based writer and director of the WINGCHICK webseries, joins Marquette. They discuss what it means to be the eternal wingchick in relationships, the value of writing groups, and what Tonja learned from giving crowdfunding a second chance.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Natalie Kingston, New Orleans-based cinematographer of LOST BAYOU, joins Marquette. They discuss how to craft a common creative language between a director and cinematographer, the different ways to approach shooting a documentary versus a narrative film, and what makes the Southern visual aesthetic so special (hint: it’s the energy with a dash of humidity!).

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Tomeka Winborne, writer & director of the foster care awareness short film AGED OUT, joins Marquette. They discuss Tomeka’s networking strategies and the importance of being willing to volunteer when starting out in the entertainment industry, what to negotiate in advance when working for clients, and her upcoming move to Los Angeles.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Anne Hu, writer & director of the daring short film CAKE, joins Marquette. They discuss her brave choice to cast herself as the film’s sex robot, her work as a senior producer & trailer editor for some of HBO’s top shows including Game of Thrones, and the ladies mutual love for Ohio.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Tamika Guishard, writer & director of RHYTHM IN BLUES (formerly D-Days / currently in development) joins Marquette. They discuss her filmmaking journey of getting her first feature completed, how to build your creative team and working with actors.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Amanda Verhagen, Canadian producer of THE DEVOUT joins Marquette. They discuss her team's nomination for their first Canadian Screen Award, her work with comedian Blake Anderson and some of the differences between Canadian and American production sets.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Victoria Negri, director of GOLD STAR (featuring the last performance of Robert Vaughn), joins Marquette. GOLD STAR explores the inner-life of a young woman who becomes the primary caregiver of her father after he suffers a debilitating stroke. They discuss hiring the right casting director for your project and how she knew this was THE film she had to make.

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In this episode of Directing Magic; Morgan Dameron, director of DIFFERENT FLOWERS and former assistant to J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek, et. al), joins Marquette. They discuss what if was like to produce and direct your first feature while working full-time and returning to her showcasing her hometown Kansas City, MO through her film.

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