Master Class: Directing an Indie Film

120 min.


Sunday, Nov. 5 at 1:00pm

Award-winning filmmaker Dan Mirvish will lead a master class in indie-film directing. In a fun, participatory workshop, Dan will focus on a wide range of relevant topics, including financing, casting, directing actors, working with cinematographers, production sound, editing, and festival and distribution strategies for both shorts and features. He’ll even offer career advice (hint: marry well). Dan’s interest in film was first sparked by Webster U.’s own Van McElwee when Dan attended Washington U. and McElwee taught the only film class there. Dan has since earned his master’s in film from USC and directed several indie features, including “Bernard and Huey,” which screens at this year’s SLIFF. Dan’s “Between Us,” which starred Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, and David Harbour, played at 23 festivals and sold to 144 countries, including Iran and North Korea. Now based in Los Angeles, Dan is the co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and author of “The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking.”