“HOW TO READ THE CREDITS”
WITH VIVIEN HILLGROVE, DEB SPIDELL, SOPHIE WATTS, ASHLEIGH MCARTHUR, CYNTHI STEFENONI
Just what is the difference between a grip and a gaffer? And why are there so many producers? Why do docs have a special thanks list that’s two miles long? Get answers to these questions and more from industry pros during this fun and informative conversation. SDFF co-director and longtime film producer Cynthi Stefenoni (also, a film editor and director in her own right!) hosted a lively discussion between award-winning, veteran editor and filmmaker Vivien Hillgrove, line producer Deb Spidell and film executive and producer Sophie Watts, up-and-coming filmmaker Ashleigh McArthur. This panel comes to life and these smart, successful women at all stages of their careers end up not only talking about what the credits mean, but what it means to work on films in production.
This filmmaker discussion is one of a six video exclusives being released from behind the SDFF paywall. These six interviews and discussions were made and released as part of SDFF 2021 and will be released monthly through the end of the year, as part of the launch of our new website and enhanced video exclusives section. Hunger Ward streamed as part of SDFF 2021 from June 10-13.