The relationship between an actor and the director is unarguably one of the most important collaborations in the filmmaking process. With over 50 acting credits across film and television, including the blockbuster TWILIGHT SAGA series, Justin Chon has successfully transitioned from performing to writing and directing award-winning feature films. Join us as writer/director/actor Justin Chon (GOOK, MS. PURPLE) takes us inside his process for directing actors - from the perspective of an artist who has deep experience in front of and behind the camera. We'll explore how his training as an actor shaped his work as a filmmaker and why he believes all directors should take acting classes. We'll also discuss how Justin works with actors to build characters, prep for a role, and rehearse a scene; while learning techniques to communicate with actors and to build trust, essential to the actor/director relationship.

Get to know more about Justin by watching Director/Actor Justin Chon on Working with Actors from our Video Library.

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Justin Chon was born in Orange County, California where he learned to drag race Honda Civics. He most recently wrote and directed MS. PURPLE that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition. more...

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