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Sundance 2022 filmmakers including Olive Nwosu (Egungun), William David Caballero (Chilly and Milly) and Sky Hopinka (Kicking the Clouds) share the process of getting their short films made and seen, from conception through Sundance exhibition, and reveal a sneak peek of their films from this year's festival. This candid discussion is moderated by Collab's Director of Content, Liz Nord.

New York, NY, USA
Liz Nord is a documentarian, journalist, and multi-platform producer who has created and shown work across the globe. She is currently Director of Content here at Sundance Collab, where she develops resources in multiple formats and featuring top-tier industry talent for a global cohort of emerging filmmakers. She is also creator and editor of Sundance's The Muse, a biweekly journal for Screenwriters and Storytellers. Previously, she served as the Editor-in-Chief and Lead Producer at No Film School, the world’s largest online filmmaking community, where she also co-hosted the popular Indie Film Weekly podcast. Her projects have included Emmy-winning election coverage for MTV News and a documentary for Wyclef Jean's NGO, Yele Haiti. Her film, JERICHO’S ECHO: PUNK ROCK IN THE HOLY LAND, a critically acclaimed documentary about rebellious young Israeli musicians, screened at over 100 festivals and venues worldwide. In her multi-platform work, she partnered with transmedia pioneer Lance Weiler as director of Lyka's Adventure Labs, experiential science and tech workshops for elementary school students. Liz is also an active member of Film Fatales, and has spoken and written extensively on media-related topics, notably as a TEDx speaker and as a multiple-time SXSW presenter. She enjoys traveling, street photography, cooking and trying new foods, outdoor dance parties, and terrible puns. more...
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, CA, Portland, OR, and Milwaukee, WI. In Portland he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video, photo, and text work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, and non-fictional forms of media. more...
Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olive Nwosu is an award-winning screenwriter and director living in London. Olive graduated with an MFA in Filmmaking from Columbia University School of the Arts where she received a BAFTA Pigott 2020 Scholarship and was named 2020 Alex Sichel Fellow for a Female Filmmaker demonstrating promise. Olive won the Zaki Gordon Memorial Award for Excellence in Screenwriting, and the James Ponsoldt Award for Best Director in her graduating year. more...
William D. Caballero is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, writer, Guggenheim Fellow, and Creative Capital Awardee. Born in Coney Island, New York and raised in North Carolina, Caballero obtained the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship in 2001, and returned to New York City where he graduated from Pratt Institute (BFA Digital Art, 2006, Minor in Art History ) and New York University (MA The Arts and Humanities in Education, 2008), graduating Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude, respectively. more...

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