Excellence in Craft is back in 2022 with a Mexican bang! (Watch out, new date!)
In this masterclass we’ll meet with Argentinian/Australian Leticia Cáceres who is a writer and director for both stage and screen. Most recently she directed six episodes of the drama series Bump for the Australian streamer Stan. She will be in conversation with Mexican/American writer/director Katina Medina Mora (Emily in Paris, Firefly Lane, Selena) who will share with us some of her journey from the independent Mexican film industry, to shooting with Lily Collins in Paris for Netflix. What she has learnt, what not to do and what the future holds for her. Some of the burning and delicate questions that they’ll touch on are: who gets to direct big budget shows for the large streamers? How to navigate when you’re pigeonholed as a creator? Does your heritage and nationality always make you the best filmmaker of your culture’s stories, or can other creators take that role on without being ridiculed and scrutinised?
All of this and much more awaits on this International Women’s Day special of Excellence in Craft in collaboration with WIFTI and WIFT Australia (Queensland chapter).
Thursday, March 3 at 3pm Mexico – 9pm London
Friday, March 4 at 7am Brisbane – 8am Sydney
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Leticia is a filmmaker and a multi award-winning stage director. Leticia has directed two blocks of Stan’s hit original series Bump (series 1 and 2) produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond. Bump broke viewing records for Stan in its first season and went on to screen globally through broadcasters The CW (USA), BBC iPlayer (UK) HBOMax (Latin America) and Canada’s CBC Gem.
In 2022 Leticia is set to direct the stage adaption of Anne Deveson’s memoir Tell Me I’m Here for Belvoir St Theatre.
Born in Pittsburgh in 1980, Katina was raised and lives in México City.
Katina studied at The London Film School with a Master in Direction. Her first film, LuTo, shot in 15 days on a micro-budget (10,000 dollars in production) was selected for Los Cabos Film Festival and won a prize for Digital Distribution, was presented at other festivals. Now it’s on Netflix worldwide.
For TV, she directed two episodes on the TV series “The Search” for Netflix. She also directed 5 episodes on the TV series “Selena”, a number 1 show on Netflix, and last year she directed two episodes for “Emily in Paris”, also a number 1 show for Netflix and nominated for the Golden Globes in 2020 and the Emmys in 2021. Recently she directed 2 episodes for Firefly Lane also for Netflix.
Her third feature film “La Espera” is going to be shot this March 2022, this is produced by the well-known producer Inna Payan and has attached for the main character the Oscar nominated Marina de Tavira. She is developing her fourth feature “Will” set in Texas with Ricardo Chavira attached as the lead.