How to Shoot a Movie on Your Phone

Instructed by: Chester Algernal Gordon

Have a story to tell but don’t know where to start? Come learn the tools and techniques in this crash course on how to make high-quality short films using what you already have. Producer Chester Algernal Gordon will use their expertise to put your ideas in front of the camera. You will leave inspired and ready to create your own film!

In 2019 Chester Algernal Gordon became the first gender non-binary African-American costume designer to compete in competition at Cannes Film Festival with Port Authority. In the last four years they’ve produced a fleet of acclaimed short films and a feature documentary called Pier Kids. Gordon was also a winner of the Tribeca Film Institute’s 2019 TFI All Access Grant and TFI Pond5 Program. Gordon is a Film Independent 2019 Producing Lab & Fast Track Lab fellow. Gordon’s films have been official selection and won many awards in over 200 festivals combined including Berlin, SXSW, BFI, Outfest, New Orleans, Cleveland, Athens, Palm Springs, Blackstar, and the American Black Film Festival. They’re also a producer for the MIPCOM 2018 winner/GLAAD nominated documentary TV series My House on Viceland. Gordon’s latest shorts Buck and -Ship are Sundance Film Festival 2020 world premieres.


Saturday, March 7th

2:00 PM

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