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Saturday, October 26 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Writing to Direct: Indies

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What does it take to write and direct your own film? Join this panel of writer/directors for a conversation on how the writing process differs when you’re also directing and the obstacles and advantages that come with wearing multiple hats.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

Moderators
avatar for Courtenay Hameister

Courtenay Hameister

moderator; host PRI's Live Wire 2003-2013; co-writer The Benefits of Gusbandry; author Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went From Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Perlman

Nicole Perlman

writer Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Detective Pikachu
Nicole Perlman is best known for her work on “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain Marvel,” and “Detective Pikachu." Nicole received her BFA in filmmaking from NYU in 2003, and has gone on to win the Tribeca Film Festival's Sloan Foundation Grant for Science in Film, the Hugo... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Dickerson

Brandon Dickerson

writer/director Sironia, Victor, Amanda & Jack Go Glamping; writer Benji the Dove; director A Single Frame
BRANDON DICKERSON is an award-winning writer/director/producer honored for his work in film, documentaries, commercials, and music videos—including the coveted Cannes Gold Lion. After building a career directing hundreds of commercials and music videos, Dickerson shifted his focus... Read More →
avatar for Jason Headley

Jason Headley

writer Pixar's Onward (2020), writer/director A Bad Idea Gone Wrong, It's Not About the Nail
Jason Headley is the co-writer of Pixar’s upcoming film “Onward.” He wrote and directed the feature film "A Bad Idea Gone Wrong" which won a Special Jury Prize at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival. His short films—including the viral videos "It's Not About the Nail" and "F*ck That... Read More →


Saturday October 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
The Driskill Hotel, Citadel Room 604 Brazos St, Austin TX 78701