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In this video recorded during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, Carey Williams, director of EMERGENCY (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award), and Chase Joynt, Director of FRAMING AGNES (winner of the NEXT Audience and Innovator Awards), talk about their journeys to make their first features, including the pivotal moments that led to getting their films off the ground and what they wished they had known before starting. Sundance Ignite's Toby Brooks moderated the conversation.

Writer / Director
Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed NO ORDINARY MAN, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton. Since premiering at TIFF in 2020, NO ORDINARY MAN has been hailed by The New Yorker as “a genre unto itself” and Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema.” more...
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hailed by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 2018’s New Faces of Independent Film, Carey Williams is a director bringing a unique and visually striking cinematic eye to the exploration of the human condition. more...
Assistant Director, Sundance Ignite
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Toby Brooks is the Assistant Director of Sundance Institute's Sundance Ignite Program, which cultivates and supports a new generation of filmmakers. Brooks has worked for Sundance Institute for 5 years, first as the Assistant to the Director of the Sundance Film Festival. more...

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