Marc Abraham and Elizabeth Olsen at Savannah Film Festival
A director’s job is to elicit the best performance from actors. Often, simply letting them bring their own unique talents and instincts to bear draws out the authenticity that movie fans crave.
David Lang at Savannah Film Festival
Using a background rooted in science, David Lang deconstructs, analyzes and then solves problems with music.
Sarah Gavron at Savannah Film Festival
Inspired by the rise of women directing feature films, the story of equal voting rights in “Suffragette” was a natural choice for filmmaker Sarah Gavron. Holding to two tenets – remain true to yourself and work with people who share your vision – guided the process of completing the film.
Reed Morano and Olivia Wilde at Savannah Film Festival
Collaboration is essential to making a great movie. According to Reed Morano and Olivia Wilde, a variety of complementary ideas and viewpoints from key people is what enabled the successful production of “Meadowland.”
Meg Ryan at Savannah Film Festival
Telling a compelling story requires creating an emotional bond with the audience. Meg Ryan describes how the communal aspect of moviemaking allowed everyone working on the set of “Ithaca” to participate in making that happen.
Asif Kapadia at Savannah Film Festival
Six years into studying film, a tutor noted Asif Kapadia's proclivity for telling stories about outsiders taking on the system. Directing “Amy” created a need to become an expert on the singer, approaching her life as an outsider while remembering that singular reason for taking on the project.
Alex Wolff at Savannah Film Festival
A deep admiration for “Catcher in the Rye” led Alex Wolff to full investment in the role and script. Working with legendary actor Chris Cooper revealed the invaluable lesson of vulnerability.
Kristin Davis at Savannah Film Festival
The first-hand experience that Kristin Davis had with elephant poachers compelled her to make a documentary to get the word out, encouraging others to do the same.