Saturday, August 18, 2018
Saturday, August 18 at 3:00pm at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater.
Brittany Allen (What Keeps You Alive), Emily Milling (Impossible Horror), and Andréa Winter (Blood Paradise) weren’t just musical composers for their films screening in Scary Movies XI—they also served as, variously, actors, producers, writers, editors, and beyond. Here, they discuss being multi-hyphenate talents in the challenging landscape of independent genre filmmaking and how they’ve used their experiences to craft aural experiences of anxiety and dread. The conversation will be moderated by film, TV, and music writer Karen Han, whose work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic, New York magazine, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, Vox, and Slate.
Brittany Allen is an Emmy winner who grew up in Toronto and began acting at the age of 9. She has appeared in numerous TV shows (including, most recently, the Gale Anne Hurd–produced Falling Water and the Luc Besson–produced Taken) and films (such as Jigsaw, Extraterrestrial, and It Stains the Sands Red). Brittany is also a talented musician and songwriter who goes by “Audrey.” In addition to appearing in a lead role and executive-producing What Keeps You Alive, she composed the original musical score.
Emily Milling is a producer living in Toronto. Growing up in Oshawa, she studied music, theater, and filmmaking in the O’Neill C.V.I. performing arts program. She has written and produced two feature-film soundtracks, including Impossible Horror, for which, according to director Justin Decloux, she was also the producer/scheduler/caterer/special-effects artist/actress/sound designer, and a million other things. In addition, Emily has produced several podcasts, including “VRMP Radio Presents: The Five People You Meet in Hell” and “Her Name Is,” about creative women in the GTA.
Andréa Winter is an actress, writer, and producer who grew up on a farm in the north of Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle. She graduated from Rytmus Music School in Stockholm in 2007, had a brief career as a nightclub singer, and created the underground pop band Tigon before relocating to New York where she studied acting and screenwriting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. Her latest music project in the alter-ego pop-diva Baby Yaga. For Blood Paradise, among other smaller roles, she serves as the star, producer, co-writer, co-editor, and composer of the score.
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