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TIFF 2016: Breaking In & Staying In: The Art of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ as a Filmmaker

screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-6-28-27-amRichard hosted this panel that brought together filmmakers who have broken into the business with a first feature and successfully continued to make films. The directors will discuss how they crafted a career and captured attention in the evolving marketplace. How does a filmmaker deal with heightened expectations after the debut feature? Are there secrets to not only surviving, but thriving? What are the effective strategies for managing increasing budgets and new financing and creative partners?

Watch the whole thing HERE!

With guests:

Kim Nguyen was born in Montreal. His features Le Marais (02) and Rebelle (12) screened at the Festival. His other films include Truffe (08), La Cité (10), and the documentary Le nez (15). Two Lovers and a Bear (16) is his latest feature.
April Mullen was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario. She studied theatre at Ryerson University in Toronto and the Royal Welsh College of Drama in Cardiff. She has directed and acted in Dead Before Dawn 3D (12), 88 (15), and Farhope Tower (15). Below Her Mouth (16) is her latest feature.

Nathan Morlando was born in Toronto and holds a Master’s degree in philosophy. His film Edwin Boyd – Citizen Gangster (11) won the Best Canadian First Feature prize at the Festival. Mean Dreams (16) is his second feature.

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