Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

In this intimate conversation with Angela Tucker (ALL STYLES, (A)SEXUAL), we take a deep dive into the art and craft of writing and directing. After building an impressive body of work in the documentary world, Tucker turned to her passion for fiction filmmaking in 2018 by co-writing and directing her first full length feature, All Styles. Here, Angela shares how to get the writing process started, tips on how to write and direct your first narrative feature film, why she feels pre-production is so important and how she navigated the challenges that arose during script development and filming. We conclude with her thoughts on why creatives shouldn't box themselves into a particular role, format or genre.

Angela Tucker
Angela Tucker is a writer, director and Emmy nominated producer. Her directorial work includes ALL SKINFOLK, AIN’T KINFOLK, a documentary short airing on PBS’ Reel South in Spring 2020 about a mayoral election in New Orleans; ALL STYLES, a narrative feature currently available on Showtime; BLACK FOLK DON’T, a documentary web series that was featured in Time Magazine’s “10 Ideas That Are Changing Your Life”; and (A)SEXUAL, a feature length documentary about people who experience no sexual attraction that streamed on Netflix and Hulu.

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