IFP Chicago, in partnership with Framestore, presents an in-depth conversation with Neal Edelstein on navigating the producer-director relationship, the key relationship in any filmmaking enterprise. Drawing on a storied career in creative partnership with iconic directors such as David Lynch, as well as his own work as a genre-expanding director, Edelstein will share his strategies for balancing art, ideas, people, time, money, power and technology in the service of making great cinema. Moderated by Jonah Zeiger, VP and Programming Chair, IFP Chicago.
This intimate affair is limited to 50 attendees.
Neal Edelstein is an award-winning independent film producer, director, and writer. Neal has produced for David Lynch (Mulholland Drive), Gore Verbinski (The Ring), and many other directors as well as directed his own highly unique projects. These include Haunting Melissa, the first ever movie app of its kind. An early technology adopter and digital distribution pioneer with the company Hooked Digital Media, Neal also holds multiple patents in digital distribution. An Illinois native, Neal recently returned from Los Angeles to the Chicago area and is prepping to shoot Bleed Into One in 2018, a feature he will produce and direct from his original screenplay through his production company, Crow Island Films.