Studio Spaces For Experiments In Directing

This is the working title of an essay I am co-authoring with Jyoti Mistry that will be published in Volume 2 of CILECT’s The 21st Century Film, TV & Media School series (2019). Jyoti was recently appointed professor of film in Academy Valand at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden - her previous academic appointment was at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

After hearing my keynote presentation in Bogota, Colombia called Mirror/Hammer: How Film & TV Schools Reflect & Redefine Culture, Jyoti shared with me the work she did while Artist in Residence at the Netherlands Film Academy, summarized in an NFA document called Places to Play: Practice, Research & Pedagogy. We decided then that we had to find an appropriate way to converge our work, and that is realized in this book chapter.

Bruce Sheridan