Go behind the scenes to learn from Sundance Advisors in our Conversations from the Labs series. This collection of 90-minute videos will deepen your understanding of all the creative disciplines that are supported through our Labs including Feature Film Directing and Writing, TV Writing, Emerging Media, Documentary, Producing, Film Music, and Theater.
In this video, Ed Harris reveals his approach to acting and directing based on his experience on both sides of the camera. Sharing his experience as an Actor in APOLLO 13 and a key sequence from his film POLLACK as the lead Actor and Director, Ed reflects on his process from casting and rehearsal through production. He stresses the need for trust and honesty in the relationship with actors, and reminds us to allow our actors room to surprise us. He also explains why acting experience is essential for directors.
Other conversations in the series include those with editor Dylan Tichenor, writer/director Karyn Kusama, writer/director Rick Famuyiwa, writer/director/producer Kasi Lemmons, and others.