Screenwriting Masterclass with Kathleen Hepburn

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Vancouver’s Kahtleen Hepburn has touched the hearts of many people through her multi-award winning films Never Steady, Never Still and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.

Join us behind the scenes as Kathleen shares about how she creates powerful characters and moving stories for the screen.


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Kathleen Hepburn

Kathleen Hepburn is a writer/director based on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations. Her debut feature, NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017 and was awarded Best Canadian Film and Best Director by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle, as well as Special Jury Prize at the Dublin International Film Festival. It went on to be nominated for eight Canadian Screen Academy Awards including Best Picture. Her sophomore feature, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN (co-written and co-directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) premiered at Berlinale in 2019, was awarded the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, an honourable mention for Best Canadian Feature at TIFF '19, and the Toronto Film Critics Association Rogers Best Canadian Feature Prize. The film won 3 Canadian Screen Awards, including Achievement in Directing and Original Screenplay and is in distribution with Array Releasing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, and a BFA in Film Production from the Universities of Guelph and Simon Fraser respectively.


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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
3:30 pm
Online Only
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 3rd floor at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St.
Online Only