Past Meetup

The Art and Craft of Directing Short + Feature Films

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Price: $99.00 /per person

SNAP Photography

4740 Old Pineville Road · charlotte, nc

How to find us

Park at Woodlawn light rail stop and walk over.

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Wednesday, November 7th 7pm-9pm
Join award-winning director Joshua Overbay, as he provides a detailed analysis and discussion on how to become a successful director of short and feature films. This course will unpack all the necessary considerations that a director must make when setting out to make an honest and compelling film. From crafting incredibly realistic performances to building a shot list tailor-made for your script, Overbay will dig deep into the art and technique of directing films. You will leave this course not only more knowledgeable about the craft of directing, but also equipped to direct your own films.

Joshua Overbay

Joshua Overbay (MFA) is a director, producer, and writer of narrative feature films. In 2014, he released the award-winning feature film, As It Is in Heaven. After playing in theaters across the United States, The NY Times deemed it a “Critic’s Pick”, while The Hollywood Reporter described it as “ominous” and “quietly compelling.”

In 2015, his second feature film Hope Bridge was released, and is currently available for purchase at any WalMart, Target, or Best Buy. His third feature film, Luke and Jo, is on the major film festival circuit and will be released near the end of 2018.

Before As It Is in Heaven, Overbay garnered over 30 awards for his short films. His film Transposition was a 2009 National Finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Film and Television at Western Carolina University where he teaches filmmaking, directing, editing, screenwriting, and visual effects.