2 pm Saturday April 6th at the Times Cinema
Short Cuts: A Discussion on the Art of Short Filmmaking will be a panel discussion about telling fleshed out stories in a short amount of time. Dealing with all of the issues that come with that and the response of some folks to the art form. The panel will feature some very creative and talented folks who know a lot about making great short films.
Moderator - Ron Purtee
Ron Purtee is a writer, director, and producer who has been directing for over 10 years and is the mind behind the Becoming Undead and Social Media Massacre series. You can see his films at www.youtube.com/ronpurtee
Danny Villanueva Jr. is a Mexican-American film writer/director born on April 6, 1989 in Chicago, IL. He studied Digital Filmmaking/Video Production at the Art Institute of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. In 2012, he launched a horror-themed web channel, How Bizarre, which featured segments such as short films, mini-documentaries on destinations with eerie or haunted history, and bite-sized horror themed cartoons. Danny is currently in production on his first feature-length film, a supernatural drama/horror anthology which is expected for a 2019 release under How Bizarre Pictures.
Anna Sampers has worked in programming and development for the nonprofit Milwaukee Film since 2009. She was the organization’s sole grant writer in addition to curating the “Shorter Is Better” section of the Milwaukee Film Festival since its first annual event in 2009. In 2018, she became Milwaukee Film’s Senior Programmer, continuing to oversee many of the festival’s shorts programs while also curating features for both the annual film festival and the organization’s newly acquired year-round cinema. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Anna received her BFA in Film, with a double minor in Film Studies and Spanish. Anna is also an accomplished, award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened at the Wisconsin Film Festival and the Ivy Film Festival, among others.
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