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Directing Masterclass with Laurie Collyer

14 Mar 2007

Laurie Collyer made her directorial debut at Sundance 2000 with acclaimed documentary Nuyorican Dreams ("An outstanding work of verite observation, Nuyorican Dream finds wrenching drama" Variety). Whilst waiting for funding on Sherrybaby (for which she wrote the highly acclaimed script), Laurie has been busy writing two more scripts.

The process of creating her new film SherryBaby began when Laurie Collyer and her script were selected to take part in the 2001 Sundance Filmmaker's Lab in Sundance, Utah, where screenwriters and filmmakers meet each year to flesh out and develop promising projects. The Lab was an invaluable opportunity for Collyer to pull together the loose strands in order to finish her script, as well as to meet people that might help her see it to the screen. "The Sundance Lab gave me everything I needed to make my script good, to get the movie made, and to keep me humble for the rest of my life," she says.

This is a rare chance to meet an award winning director and writer, find out about her career and discover some directorial dos and don'ts.

This event includes a full screening of SherryBaby

Dir Laurie Collyer, USA 2006, 96 mins

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