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Q&A with AFI Production Design Faculty and Alum David Moreau (THE MANDALORIAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, WESTWORLD)

In addition to being a valued member of the AFI Production Design faculty and an AFI alum, David Moreau (AFI Class of 2006) is one of the most highly sought-after designers in Hollywood. His credits range from big-budget blockbusters, such as CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and CAPTAIN MARVEL, to high-concept TV series, including WESTWORLD,…

Congratulations to AFI Alums Screening at Sundance 2021

Sundance Film Festival announced their 2021 lineup and we’re proud of the many alumni who will be representing the AFI Conservatory!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Here is the full list of the 19 alumni and their 12 projects that will be screening at Sundance 2021:   AT THE READY Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) – Executive Producer  …

Catching Up With the AFI Alumni Team Behind the New Mystery-Thriller Film THE BLOODHOUND

In THE BLOODHOUND, writer/director Patrick Picard (AFI Class of 2016) tells the intriguing tale of a young man’s visit to a wealthy and reclusive friend that soon finds him fearful and isolated from the outside world. For his feature directorial debut, Picard assembled a team full of AFI graduates, including up-and-coming producers Leal Naim and…

AFI Movie Club: SOUND OF MY VOICE

SOUND OF MY VOICE, the feature directorial debut of AFI Conservatory alum Zal Batmanglij (Class of 2006), centers on a couple trying to infiltrate and expose a cult led by Maggie (cowriter Brit Marling), a young woman who claims to be a time-traveller from the year 2054. SOUND OF MY VOICE was shot by another…

AFI Speaks With THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR Filmmakers and AFI Alumni Rick Rosenthal, Ryan Scaringe, Julian Estrada and Narineh Hacopian

This year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi featured the taut thriller THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, showcasing the incredible work of four AFI alumni: producers Rick Rosenthal (Class of 1973) and Ryan Scaringe (Class of 2017), cinematographer Julian Estrada (Class of 2014) and line producer Narineh Hacopian (Class of 2011). The film follows Bobby (Lonnie…

Cinematographer and AFI Alum Carolina Costa on WANDER DARKLY and her Time at AFI

Award-winning cinematographer Carolina Costa has made a name for herself traveling the world shooting critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries and shorts. With an early interest in photojournalism growing up in Brazil, Costa ignited her love of cinematography studying at the University of the Arts, London, where she was mentored by Sue Gibson, the first female…

AFI Alum Unjoo Moon on Directing the New Helen Reddy Biopic I AM WOMAN

Premiering in the U.S. at AFI FEST in 2019, Unjoo Moon’s I AM WOMAN depicts the life of singer and feminist icon Helen Reddy who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman,” which became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s. The film marks the narrative feature directorial debut of Moon (AFI…

AFI Movie Club: MONSTER

MONSTER, the harrowing story of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, was directed Patty Jenkins – an alum of the AFI Conservatory – and awarded an AFI AWARD in 2003, recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving…

Catching Up With AFI Alum and WATCHMEN Writer Christal Henry

When WATCHMEN premiered in 2019, the HBO series broke boundaries as the first superhero drama on TV to star a Black woman. Adapted from the trailblazing graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons, the show has plumbed the depths of racism, white supremacy, police brutality and political corruption all too visible in America…

NOW PLAYING: AFI Alumni Projects Online

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Whether it’s a long-awaited digital premiere or a first-run theatrical release headed to VOD early, be sure to check out the following AFI alumni projects that are available to stream online.   New Projects for August 2020 20th Century Woman: The Documentary Films of…

Julie Dash on DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST and her Trailblazing Career

Julie Dash (AFI Class of 1974) is one of the most well-respected and inventive visual storytellers of her generation. After attending AFI in the mid-‘70s, she received her MFA in Film and Television Production from UCLA. She made an auspicious start with bold short films – ILLUSIONS and DIARY OF AN AFRICAN NUN – and…

AFI Movie Club: DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS stars two-time Academy Award®-winning actor Denzel Washington, who was honored with the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award. The film was directed by AFI Conservatory alum Carl Franklin (Class of 1986). Watch Issa Rae announce the film:   Movie Trivia about DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS –DID YOU KNOW that DEVIL…
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