Panels

Saturday Nov 16th

FFF Office – 122 Fairhope Ave

Moderator: Mike McHugh

Former Business Agent of IATSE Local 478, Motion Picture Studio Mechanics of LA, Southern MS, and Mobile Successful 41-year veteran of filmmaking.

DOCUMENTARIES & MOCKUMENTARIES

Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 AM

What is a documentary? What’s a mockumentary? What lessons can fiction and documentary makers learn from one another? Begin with conceptualizing- then allow things to happen that surprise you. That’s really how documentaries are made, and how fiction films are created. Start from a blueprint, and then allow cinema to happen.

Panel Participants

Stacey Davis – PIE IN THE PUSS
Lauren Musgrove & Tamika Moore – MY FRIEND THE GOOSE
Pandora Heathcoe and Stephen Savage – CANNON GIRL
Paige Klone – BAD ASSISTANT

MAKING FEATURE LENGTH FILMS

Saturday 2:30 – 3:30 pM

Want to make a movie? It takes a good idea, much devotion and loads of time. You need to stay focused and not get discouraged. Remember editing is one of the key components. Jim Cummings (THUNDER ROAD) says, “Don’t look to Hollywood as an example of what film production should look like, look to other independent filmmakers’ sets.”

Panel Participants

Michael Barnard – SECRETS OF THE SUN
Mimi deGruy – DIVING DEEP
Tom Thurman – CROSSING MULHOLLAND: HDS
Jefferson Moore & Kelly Worthington – NATIONAL ANTHEM GIRL