In this conversation from Adobe MAX 2022, filmmakers Miciana Alise and Erica Tremblay, discuss how they prepared to shoot their first feature film. Moderated by Michelle Satter, Founding Senior Director, Artist Programs at Sundance Institute, this conversation will focus on the many ways to spark your creativity and connect your audience through a great story.

Michelle Satter
Michelle Satter is the Founding Director of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, the inaugural program of the Institute. As a key executive of the Leadership Team, Satter has been one of the chief architects of the Institute's programs since 1981 and has created and leads all programs supporting scripted storytelling.
Miciana’s feature script, Nancy’s Girls, led to 2019 and 2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Program Fellowships. Her second feature, Fancy Dance (co-writer), lead to a 2021 Sundance Screenwriters Fellowship, 2021 SFFilmRainin Grant, was featured on the Indigenous List hosted by The Black List and the 2022 Wescripted Cannes Screenplay List. She is a 2022 Flaherty Fellow and Women at Sundance | Adobe Fellow. more...
Erica is a writer and director from the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. She recently worked as an Executive Story Editor on RESERVATION DOGS at FX, where she directed her first episode of TV for the series. Together with Sterlin Harjo, she is developing a series adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, YELLOWBIRD, for Paramount+. Erica was an Executive Story Editor on the upcoming AMC series, DARK WINDS, produced by George R.R. Martin and Robert Redford. Her feature project, Fancy Dance, was accepted into the 2021 Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs. In 2021, she was also awarded the Walter Bernstein Screenwriting Fellowship, the Maja Kristin Directing Fellowship, the SFFILM Rainin Grant, and the Lynn Shelton Of a Certain Age Grant. Her short film, Little Chief, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and was included on IndieWire’s top-ten list of must-see short films at the fest. In addition to writing and directing, Erica is also studying her Indigenous language. She is repped by WME and Ragna Nervik Management. more...

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