U.S.A Embassy Abuja, in collaboration with Abuja International Film Festival, invites filmmakers and film enthusiasts to participate in an AFS (American Film Showcase) masterclass with Kathlyn Horan, an American independent director, producer and photographer, during the Abuja International Film Festival on October 11, 2017 at Silverbird Galleria, Abuja.
AFS Commercial Production Masterclass: October 11, 2017; 10:10 am
With over 15 years of experience in both commercials and documentary film in the US, producer/director Kathlyn Horan will walk through the A-Zs of commercial production.
The class will involve viewing of work samples and exploring of storytelling case studies with global brands such as Nike. This session will be interactive and will allow for a great deal of dialogue, questions and class participation.
AFS Self Financing for Independent Film Makers Masterclass: October 11, 2017: 2:06 pm
The class will learn from eight year journey independently making The IF Project and all of the obstacles along the way. While financing can seem like a daunting task, Horan is a firm believer that passion for a good story can take you far.
This session will be interactive and will allow for a great deal of dialogue, questions and class participation.
About The Filmmaker Kathlyn Horan And Her Experience In Filmmaking
Kathlyn Horan has been working as an independent director, producer and photographer for over 15 years. Her passion for social justice has led her to use the documentary medium as a way to bring stories to light that elevate awareness, connect communities and ignite discussion.
She specializes in working in an embedded journalistic capacity with her subjects in order to allow the viewer an intimate journey into often unseen worlds.
Her subjects range from some of the nations leading politicians, activists and artists such as Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Crow, and Bill Maher in “A Voice for Choice” to Zen Buddhist monks in different stages of their practice in “What is Zen?”.
Her most recently completed film, One Lost Day follows Grammy winning duo Indigo Girls as they head to Nashville to record with a young and untested music producer, Jordan Hamlin.
Filmed over the course of a two week recording session, we are allowed an extraordinarily intimate look into how they work together, their history and what their future holds. The film had its premiere at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.