How I Made It is a new quarterly series from the Phoenix Film Foundation and IFP Phoenix that will show audiences how a filmmaker gets from an idea to a finished product. We will take a deep dive into their inspiration, preparation, and execution of the filmmaking process. You’ll get to see materials they used to plan the film. They’ll talk about the choices they had to make and the reasons they made them. They’ll even pull the curtain back on challenges they faced and how they handled them. The night will culminate with a viewing of the short film, as well as a Q&A session with the director so you can ask things you want to know about the process!
Up first is Sean Oliver and his film, Natural Promotion. A short film backed by the music of Danny Elfman about a down trodden worker who transforms and discovers his true purpose. In 2017 Oliver’s short film NATURAL PROMOTION was selected as a winner for the RABBIT & ROGUE FILM CHALLENGE, and was screened at the LA FILM FESTIVAL in front of Elfman himself and judges GUS VAN SANT and ROB MINKOFF.
Sean Oliver is an award winning filmmaker based out of Arizona. PHOENIX MAGAZINE named Oliver one of their 40 Under 40 in 2018 for his unique storytelling. Growing up in the early age of computers and consumer cameras allowed him to cultivate a lifelong passion for making movies. Oliver cut his teeth as creator/writer on the celebrated web series Lucidity: The Web Saga, and has since won dozens of awards at various film festivals and film challenges.
Independent Feature Project: Phoenix (IFP/PHX) supports and develops the growth of independent filmmaking in Arizona through comprehensive training, networking, exhibition and filmmaking opportunities. Additionally, the organization aspires to continually reach out with support for all other filmmaking-friendly organizations in Arizona and be the resource that helps connect everyone in our filmmaking community.
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