I’m thrilled to feature awardwinning filmmaker Chloé Zhao on the show today! Chloé’s feature debut “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” was produced by Forest Whitaker and her film premiered at Sundance Film Festival and Director’s Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. Chloé was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and her film was nominated for Best First Film, Best Cinematography and Someone to Watch Award at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. In Chloé’s episode, we discuss options for funding of films, all about film labs, her background and how it shapes the beautiful work she creates today, ideas and inspiration, the importance of letting go, advice for fellow filmmakers, and so much more. Screenwriters, directors, producers, storytellers- you don’t want to miss this one!
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
Different options on financing your film
- How to communicate with non-actors to deliver performances for your scene
- Creating strong relationships between your characters
All about “film labs” and how they are a tremendous resource for filmmakers
- How online fiction communities help in spreading your stories