Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM
BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
About the Masterclass
Reel Sisters, BRIC’s Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend & Zanah Thirus Productions will present Microbudget Masterclass for indie filmmakers. Gain a solid overview on how to produce quality content from script to screen without breaking the bank. Pioneering microbudget film producer Zanah Thirus will share her experience in making award-winning films with low budgets.
The masterclass will explore the production process for three films she has produced ranging from $100-$5,000. Filmmakers will walk away with an understanding of script breakdowns, producer checklists, crewing up, casting, production paperwork, production scheduling, distribution, and marketing.
This free workshop is being held in partnership with Reel Sisters, BRIC’s Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend & Zanah Thirus Productions.
Zanah Thirus is an actress, producer, writer, and director from Chicago, IL. After being homeschooled until she was fifteen years old, she began her college career. Her love for filmmaking sparked after years acting in a drama team and various independent films. She received her master’s degree in cinema production from DePaul University at the age of 22, and began her career in independent filmmaking and content production in 2015.
In 2016, Zanah won Best Female Director for her short film Hourglass at the Cineplay Film Awards. Her festival credits as a filmmaker include Official Selection – Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival (2016), Best Student Documentary – London Independent Film Awards (2017), Semi Finalist at The German United Film Festival (2018), and Finalist at Cinema Los Angeles Film Festival (2018). In addition to her international credits, five of her films are streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Since launching her brand, Zanah Thirus Productions LLC, Zanah has shifted her focus to merging arts and activism though documentary and narrative storytelling. Her films surround subjects such as gender, race, politics, and mental health. In 2019, her feature documentary – Black Feminist – was an official selection at the Bronze Lens Festival of Atlanta. That same year – her short film, Demons, was also nominated for Best Short Film at the Content Creators of Atlanta Awards.