How to make your (debut) Feature, going from Shorts to Music Videos to Features with Kate Dolan – Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother
Today, we welcome writer/director Kate Dolan to the show to tell us all about her highly successful and inspiring filmmaking journey that lead her to make her debut feature, You Are Not My Mother (2022).
Kate chats with our host, Giles Alderson, about how she started out as an art director and learned from others on set. She talks about what she learned from directing children, how making short films and screening them at festivals – including Berlinale – got her an agent, and whether she thinks that short films still work as calling cards when you haven’t made a feature film yet.
She also discusses how her debut feature You Are Not My Mother came about, her writing process, why the early inclusion of her 1st AD and her editor made her script better, and why it’s so important to build a relationship with your actors and your crew.
Kate is an absolute inspiration. You don’t want to miss this. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s episode with Kate Dolan.
YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER is out now!
In a North Dublin housing estate, Char's mother goes missing. When she returns Char is determined to uncover the truth of her disappearance and unearth the dark secrets of her family.
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