A group conversation about the factors that go into selecting the right project for the right time / funding opportunity etc. We welcome frank discussions of regrets, lessons learned and even talk about your plans for movies to be made post COVID.
Co-hosted by Nicole Steeves & Struan Sutherland
Coop Chats will bring together a group of filmmakers to talk about a specific filmmaking topic. These are not classes or workshops, they are conversations. The idea is to share information, ideas, tips, tricks and best practices in a particular area. The chats will be moderated by staff (and special guest hosts), and participants will be free to contribute as much or as little as they feel comfortable. With this in mind the sessions will be capped at 12 participants.
If you register but then are unable to attend please let us know so we can add someone from the wait list.
ABOUT NICOLE: Nicole Steeves is an award winning Writer/Director/Actor. She has written and directed six short films and two feature films. Her most recent feature, Aliens with Knives (Co-Directed with Struan Sutherland) was created in partnership with Cinema 902 and Eastlink Television and is currently in its award winning festival run. Nicole is one of the five winners of the 2017 national screenwriting competition From Our Dark Side. She was also the winner of the 2015 WIFT Pitch Competition for her project Getaway and is an alumni of the Women in the Director’s Chair mentoring program.
ABOUT STRUAN: Struan Sutherland is a writer, director, animator, and standup comedian who has had work in the Atlantic Film Festival, on CBC television, and at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival. His short film The Hold Up was nominated for Best Short Film at the Screen Nova Scotia Awards 2015, awarded top prize at the Shärt International Comedy Film Festival, and won Best Comedy at Comic-Con San Diego 2016.
Struan Sutherland and Nicole became one of the CineCoup Top 15 finalists in Canada with their concept for Namas-DIE. Their short film, Gnaw, was picked by Telefilms Not Short On Talent Program and screened at Clermont Ferrand short film market in France. Nicole and Struan’s short film, Dogged, has screened at Edinburgh International, Boston Underground, Sick n’ Wrong and recently won “Most Electrifying Film” at Hamilton International Film Festival.