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At the Jean Cocteau Cinema, join SFFF Programmer Aaron Leventman for a one-on-one conversation with actor John Savage about his life and career to include a screening of his short film Easy Way Out followed by a Q&A. John Savage is best known for his roles in the films The Deer Hunter, The Onion Field, Hair and Salvador. He is also known for his role as Donald Lydecker in the TV series Dark Angel. He also portrayed Captain Ransom in on Star Trek: Voyager. Another recurring role found him as Henry Scudder in the HBO-produced television series Carnivàle. In 2005, he appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He most recently starred in the western thriller The Sorrow for director Vernon Mortensen. He also played a supporting role in Hit List.
Anyone can be taught to deliver a believable performance on camera, but not everyone can move an audience. In this intensive lecture and workshop award-winning film director Graham Cantwell will outline a system of working for the screen that will benefit actors, directors and anyone interested in how performances are crafted in rehearsal and on set or location. Drawing on two decades of experience behind the camera and in his capacity as an acting coach, Graham will guide attendees through the theory and practice of the actor’s craft. Demonstrations will be done by local actors Danette Sills, Marguerite Scott, and from the Actor’s Studio in NYC Gabriel Furman who recently appeared on episodes of Orange is the New Black and The Americans.
Featuring Mentors, Mentees, and Judges from the New Mexico Girls Make Movies (NMGMM) program, this panel will focus on women starting out in the film industry or looking to move to next level. From networking and competitions to education and hands-on training, this panel will begin a dialogue about what women can do to take advantage of all that the New Mexico film industry has to offer to create their own opportunities and help each other succeed.
The panel will feature a screening of the New Mexico Girls Make Movies first short film, BOTTLED UP, written and directed by 2017 Winner Sara Casaus and filmed in Santa Fe by an all-female crew.
The NMGMM Panel will be followed by a reception.
Join Melanie Mayron will join SFFF Programmer Aaron Leventman for a discussion of her career followed by a conversation with the audience. Melanie Mayron best known for her Emmy-winning role on TV’s Thirtysomething will be honored at the Santa Fe Film Festival’s awards ceremony for her outstanding contribution to the film and television industry. Mayron has appeared in films such as Girlfriends, You Light Up My Life, Missing, Harry and Tonto, and Carwash, is the director of the feature films Mean Girls 2 and Baby-Sitters Club and TV shows such as Grace and Frankie, Graves, and Jane the Virgin for which she also appears as a recurring character.