Maverick Artist & Innovator Forums - The Rough Cut

Rough Cut

Maverick Artist & Innovator Forums - The Rough Cut

Running Time: 90 mins

Tuesday, March 8th from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the San Jose Repertory Theatre

The Rough Cut

Always wanted to tell directors what they should have done to make their film work? Here’s your chance.

A director’s shot his/her film, made the first edit and now the real work begins... going from the initial cut to a final polished “ready for the world to see” film. In this forum, you will get an inside perspective from filmmakers on what that process is from a real rough cut of the latest Spartan Films Studios Feature Cheap Fun, written and directed by Zach Sutherland. After a screening of the film, a panel of filmmakers will join the audience to analyze the process and give advice to the director on how to finish the film successfully.

Panelists Include:

Frank Door - Frank is a Northern California based music video and narrative film Director. His experience in Hollywood Studios (The OC & 24) laid the ground work for an independent production company, Element 151, based in San Jose, California. Frank has helmed three narrative short film's, all of which have seen selection in major film festivals (Cinequest, Carmel Art & Film, San Jose Shorts, Toronto Film Market) and has had music video work air on Fuse TV. Frank is inspired by classic film and modern technique. He continues to strive to push his creative limits by embracing technology in cinema.

Kari Nevil - Kari is currently directing global campaign for the ikeepsafe coalition, an Internet safety coalition collaborating with Microsoft, Symantec, Facebook, Cable in the Classroom and many movie studios for messaging relative to educating youth, parents and educators on the safe use of the Internet. She is also directing national advertising campaign for powis parker, iPad case designers. Kari is in development for her next feature film, a rock and roll romantic comedy. Casting begins May, 2011. She is also working with rock legend Ronnie Monstrose on his docu-concert series and is directing documentary for the HEAT Watch coalition to end human trafficking and sex enslavement in the United States. Always staying busy, she also just wrote and produced her first hip hop song with Nat Kendall of Santa Cruz (for the soundtrack of the HEAT Watch documentary) called "Not in My Backyard."

Zachary Sutherland - Zachary Sutherland was born January 14th 1985 and has been a lifetime resident of the Northern California Bay Area. His main passion throughout public school was theater (mainly acting and improvisation), but also watching countless films. The films eventually took over, and now Zack is a recent graduate of San Jose State University's Television, Radio and Film department. During his time there he worked on over 20 short films, writing and directing two himself, and five features, working as prop master, script supervisor, production designer and an actor in this year's Super Hero Party Clown. Cheap Fun has taken almost five years to come to the screen since the beginnings of the script, and it is his first feature film.

Mark Tran - Mark Tran is a Vietnamese-American filmmaker born and raised in California, as the youngest of 9 children. Mark has been making films since he was 16, and has directed over 30 short films, including the award-winning “The Fisherman’s Troubled Odyssey,” about a father’s immigration from Vietnam, and fan-favorite “Binary City,” a neo-noir gangster film. He is also the writer and director of "All About Dad," a heart-warming comedy about an "Old World" father and his "New World" kids, which won many awards during it's film festival circuit tour, including Cinequest's Audience Award for Best narrative feature. "All About Dad" was ranked 8th on Top 10 Asian American films of 2009 by Asia Pacific Arts.

Jarrod Whaley - Jarrod Whaley is a filmmaker. He's the writer / director / producer of, to name but a few of his films: Passion Flower (a short documentary) and the features Hell Is Other People and The Glass Slipper. He plans to shoot a third feature in the Bay Area in 2011.

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