Synopsis: A candid discussion with audience Q & A with working Directors in film, tv and advertising.
Join Directors C. Fitz, Tessa Blake, Katina Medina Mora and Kaylin George to discuss all things directing. Ticket Holders get access to all panels and events. Ticket Holder must request which events they would like to attend in addition to this one. A full line-up of films and events can be found here: https://filmfestivalflix.com/festival/lady-filmmakers/…
Ticket Holders will receive a Zoom Link to attend.
Tessa Blake is an award-winning filmmaker and television director (American Horror Story; A Million Little Things; Station 19). An AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumna, Tessa’s films have premiered at Cannes and SXSW, have won awards at Nantucket Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, have been honored by the Academy, been released theatrically, and have played on Showtime, CBS, CW & Oxygen, PBS & DirecTV. In 2021, she was hired to direct the pilot for “Our Ladies of Brooklyn” (CBS Studios/CW) executive produced by Jennie Urman. Tessa and her husband Ian Williams work as a writing team for film and television and have enjoyed script deals with ABC, NBC, FOX and Warner Brothers. She has directed plays for Naked Angels Theater Company and The Atlantic Theater Company, is a proud alumna of the 24 Hour Plays, and a founding advisor for The Moth.
Kaylin M George – Kaylin is an award-winning writer, director, and multi-faceted storyteller. Drawing from a mixed cultural upbringing and a natural passion for adventure, Kaylin creates stories that feel fantastical yet grounded in personal honesty. An early foray into filmmaking won her a Student Academy Award nomination. From there, she honed her knowledge of the industry by working at a top five talent agency in Beverly Hills and a cutting-edge international production company in Tokyo. Through these experiences, Kaylin discovered a love for international collaborations and deepened her understanding of telling stories that resonate with global audiences. Today, you can find Kaylin crafting nationwide commercials, writing branded narratives, directing documentary featurettes, and more, as a resident writer and director with the innovative and groundbreaking production company, Media RED. In addition to her work building narratives for both publicly traded companies and nonprofits with billion dollar endowments alike, Kaylin is a world creator. She is the writer for two upcoming fantasy art books from Mythify Publishing. Her newest illustrated children’s book, Aloha Everything, is an unforgettable story for all kids who love star-gazing, voyaging, and exploring! In Aloha Everything, Kaylin weaves knowledge surrounding Hawaiian history, ecology, and culture into a brilliant rhyming scheme that will lull little ones into brilliant dreams of vibrant adventure. Follow @alohaeverythingbook to catch its release for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2023
Katina Medina Mora –
Katina Medina Mora DIRECTOR Mexican/ American
Born in Pittsburgh in 1980, Katina was raised and lives in México City.
Katina studies at The London Film School a Master in Direction. Her first film, LuTo, shot in 15 days on a micro-budget (10,000 dollars in production) was selected for Los Cabos Film Festival and won a prize for Digital Distribution, was presented at other festivals.. Now it ́s on Netflix worldwide.
Her follow-up, Sabrás que hacer conmigo, was awarded development and production funds from 189 Fund from the IMCINE. It was released in comercial theaters distributed by Cinepolis in 2016 all around México. It was nominated for Las Diosas de Plata awards for Best Director, Best Actress and Best Movie. Now its available as well on Netflix worldwide.
Her third feature film “Latido” was shot last year and its in post production. This is produced by the well known producer Inna Payan and the main character was played by the oscar nominated Marina de Tavira. She is starting a script to be shot in the U.S. with Ricardo Chavira attached as the lead.
She recently directed the season finale for Swagger for Apple TV, also episodes for Emily in Paris season 2 and 3. Firefly Lane and XO Kitty are other credits in tv for Netflix. She started on TV directing 5 episodes on the Tv series ̈Selena ̈.
She also directs theatre. She was awarded the Efiteatro Fund for the play ̈Blackbird ̈ by David Harrower and had a great first run in 2019. It won Best Play in the Metro Awards in Mexico and was nominated for Best Play, Best Direction and Best Actors for the Press Theatre Prizes, winning best actress for Casandra Ciangerotti. It won best play from Cartelera de teatro prizes. It had a second run last year.
C. Fitz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6Xf7ifiAmk&t=19s
Synopsis: JEWEL’S CATCH ONE celebrates the legacy of a legendary Los Angeles nightclub, Catch One, and the life-changing impact its owner, LGBTQ rights trailblazer, Jewel Thais-Williams, had on her community breaking down racial and cultural barriers and building the oldest black-owned disco in America. Catch One became known as the
‘Studio 54” of the West Coast.
Directed by C. Fitz, Jewel’s Catch One honors four decades of important cultural history covering music, fashion, celebrities and activism that helped changed the course of our country.
Distributed by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY and produced by Dancing Pictures.
***Winner of 4 “Best Documentary” awards and Palm Springs “Best of Fest” List + screened globally in over 60 film festivals!
Press and Awards: www.JewelsCatchOneDocumentary.com
5 Things to Know – C. Fitz Award Winning Film and TV Director/Producer/Writer –
Creative Producer – Digital Campaigns for Disney, Pepsi, Qualcomm
2018 Disney’s Star Wars “The Last Jedi” (+2 million views Facebook)
2018 Johnny Depp Surprises Disneyland (+16 million views Facebook)
2015 “Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos” (+12 million views Youtube)
2014 Qualcomm “Best Bus Stop” (+6 million views Youtube + worldwide)
Directing REEL: https://www.thedancingpictures.com/c-fitz-director
Producing REEL: https://www.thedancingpictures.com/c-fitz-producer See less