Aug 7

International House



By Indie Means Necessary

In this panel directors Matthew Cherry (9 Rides) and Anisia Uzeyman (Dreamstates) will discuss using the iPhone 6 to shoot their narrative feature films and explore its impact on their budget, visual style, actors, and overall production experience.

About the Artists

Matthew Cherry

Matthew has directed music videos for Michelle Williams, Tweet, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, and Kindred The Family Soul, among many others. In addition to directing music videos, Matthew directed the short film entitled This Time, and recently released a new short film entitled Forward which premiered on Matthew also writes & directs web series like the award winning series “Almost 30” and “Almost Home”. Matthew is also a feature filmmaker and first feature film The Last Fall which made its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival and received awards at the African American Film Festival (ABFF) for Best Screenplay and Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival (MVAFF) for the HBO Best Feature Film Award. Matthew’s latest feature film 9 Rides premiered at SXSW 2016 in the Narrative Spotlight category and is about a Uber driver who gets life changing news on New Years Eve. Matthew recently signed with ICM Partners as a writer/director and is represented in all areas and was recently named to Paste Magazines list of Director’s To Watch in 2016.

Anisia Uzeyman

Anisia Uzeyman is an actress, playwright and director who was born in Rwanda. She recently starred in the award winning film “Tey” by Alain Gomis and the upcoming feature Ayiti mon amour by Guetty Felin. She also directed music videos “The Noise Came from here” by Saul Williams and “Opposite Of Love” by Sons Of An Illustrious Father. Dreamstates is her first feature film. She lives between Paris and Los Angeles.