Join filmmakers Gabriela Lopez de Dennis and Jim Towns for a workshop and conversation on the art and craft of indie sci-fi film-making, with screenings of their latest sci-fi short films both shot in the same location—an art installation space inspired by the Villa Diodati where Mary Shelley wrote her sci-fi novel, Frankenstein. How did each filmmaker approach the space in a different manner? How does each artist approach indie-style filmmaking and the sci-fi genre? Join us for an up close and personal workshop that traces the steps of each filmmaker’s vastly different, yet similar sci-fi indie spirit and personal take on the film industry, plus indie insider best practice tips and tricks. Sci-fi genre enthusiasts welcome, no filmmaking experience necessary.
Gabriela López de Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles to an artistic and musical family. She is an award-winning storyteller-writer, producer, director, video editor, actor, content creator, visual artist-that has specialized in creating for the arts, entertainment and music industry for 20 years.
Jim Towns is an award-winning writer, director, producer and editor whose list of feature films includes Prometheus Triumphant, House of Bad, The Bill Murray Experience, A Guitar Story and State of Desolation.