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Thursday, October 26 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Indie Film Track: Storytelling through Documentaries

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When watching a documentary, it can be easy to forget the complex, ever-changing writing process the filmmakers were faced with during production. Adapting to unforeseeable elements, while keeping the story clear and true to the film’s intent, is a task documentarians must master to craft a truly great work. Come listen to seasoned documentarians as they advise on the importance and techniques behind successful planning, interviews, editing, and storytelling involved in doc filmmaking.
 

Moderators
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Greg Curtis

Moderator; Former Editor of Texas Monthly
Gregory Curtis was the Editor of Texas Monthly from 1981-2000. During his editorship, the magazine won many prizes including five National Magazine Awards. In 2000, it was selected by the Columbia Journalism Review as one of the ten best magazine editors in the country. Curtis has been published... Read More →

Panelists
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James Keach

director/producer Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me; producer/actor Walk The Line, Long Riders
Born in New York, James has been a part of the film industry as an actor, director, writer, and producer. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama, he received classical training as an actor at the New York Shakespeare Festival and was a founding member of the Body Politic Theater in Chicago. | | James has appeared in over fifty feature films and has produced and directed hundreds of hours of television. His most recent success was the award-winning documentary... Read More →
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Keith Maitland

director/producer TOWER, A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story
Keith Maitland has made three feature documentaries in the last ten years -- TOWER, an animated doc about a mass shooting in Austin, TX in 1966; A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story, a music doc featuring Willie Nelson, Beck, and dozens of other musicians who have graced the ACL stage; and the Emmy-nominated The Eyes of Me, a year in the life of four blind... Read More →
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Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

writer/director/producer Mankiller, Naturally Native, True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers, Choctaw Code Talkers, My Indian Summer
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, a filmmaker of Cherokee ancestry, is the Director/Producer (in collaboration with Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment) for Vision Maker Media/PBS, of MANKILLER. Red-Horse Mohl’s body of work spans over two decades of film and television content creation and... Read More →
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Michael Del Monte

writer/director Transformer; director Transcend
Michael Del Monte started directing documentaries after completing his Master’s in philosophy from the University of Toronto. His first feature documentary, Transcend, was inspired by his personal passion for long distance running. In 2016 he produced and edited the short-film “The... Read More →


Thursday October 26, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

Attendees (65)