It’s the final show from the 2017 Whistler Film Festival and today it’s all about first time filmmakers!
First, actor Michael Maize (Gotham, Happy!) talks about The Story of A Girl, which the directorial debut of actress Kyra Sedgwick.
Then screenwriter Ramona Barckert and producer Brian Robertson talk about Ordinary Days, a film in three acts, each of which is helmed by a different director. How did that affect the overall outcome of the film?
Jonathan Baker is “a personality who can act” as well as a director. He recently directed his first feature film Inconceivable, in which he also co-stars opposite Nicholas Cage. But before he made that, he interviewed various directors including John Badham, Jodie Foster and Taylor Hackford, about the perils of being a first-time filmmaker. The result is the documentary Becoming Iconic, which had its World Premiere at the festival.