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Saturday, October 31 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Independent Filmmaking: Keeping the Vision Big with a Limited Budget

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The biggest obstacle to getting your film made can be the budget, and a lot of extraneous cost can be eliminated in the script itself.  After all, what makes every film special is the message and heart inside the story. Many indie film writers are challenged with packing their pages with depth that won’t frighten a producer but yet will translate to a fully-realized world inside the frame. Join this panel on how to keep the vision big with a budget that is transcended by the power of imagination.

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avatar for Allen Odom

Allen Odom

Moderator

Panelists
avatar for Kai Barry

Kai Barry

writer/director Newcomer
Trained in mechanical engineering (BS) and mechatronics (MSE) at Stanford University, Kai worked as a product designer and interface designer (TiVo) in Silicon Valley before pursuing an MFA at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Since completing his film studies, Kai has written for top Hollywood producers including Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black I, II, III),  Philippe Rousselet (Lord of War, Source Code), and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones... Read More →
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Negin Farsed

co-writer/co-director 3rd Street Blackout
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovic and The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross... Read More →
avatar for Alex Lightman

Alex Lightman

director Tear Me Apart
Coming off the back of a short period as an artist, Alex has gained a number of broadcast credits across film and TV and has directed a number of short films, music videos and adverts including the VFX heavy short The Boy with a Heart of Steel, Flyte - Please Eloise - Official Music Video, and adverts for Microsoft Windows Phone and eBay. Tear Me Apart marks Alex’s feature film directing debut.
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Will Moore

writer/director Jack's Apocalypse
Will Moore’s award-winning feature Satellite of Love premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival in 2012. It screened at over 20 film festivals nationwide and was released by FilmBuff in March 2013. IndieWire called the film “Absolutely gorgeous," stating "Rohmer would be proud he inspired Moore’s film.” At 24 Moore made his first feature, Wesley Cash, a film that was distributed by Vanguard Cinema. Next was a... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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