Special Learning Session with Steven Ascher: Storytelling and Approaches to Documenting Family
Creating portraits of familial bonds can be tricky. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Steven Ascher has made films on families, his and others, for more than twenty years, including the documentaries Troublesome Creek (Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award) and So Much So Fast (Sundance nominee, broadcast on Frontline) and the fiction short, Seduction Theory. He’ll talk about the intricacies and best practices of creating intimate portraits of the people closest to us.
Steven Ascher is an acclaimed director, producer, writer, and cinematographer. He has received a Peabody award, the Prix Italia, an Emmy, and an International Documentary Association Distinguished Achievement Award. Ascher is the author of The Filmmaker’s Handbook: a Comprehensive Guide for the Digital Age, a bestselling text. He’ll also talk about the just-released fifth edition, which is a wide-ranging resource for filmmakers.