We Make Movies Introduces The Lab Mixtape
Mar 14, 2022
It has been a dizzying couple of years, but even as the bulk of humanity endured the stalemate of the virus that shall not be named, We Make Movies almost seamlessly transitioned to the virtual. We maintained and even expanded communities of support, while providing our membership and beyond with opportunities to share, engage, and collaborate with fellow creatives. Just over two years later, we have bolstered filmmakers in San Francisco
, New York City
, and over the pond in the UK
through our lab pipeline, establishing ourselves as the indie hub for all things filmmaking.
On Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm, the original Los Angeles chapter of We Make Movies is safely returning to an in-person format for our labs. We're kicking off the season with a bang – a special hybrid lab we're calling our Lab Mixtape
, showcasing elements of our signature Writers Lab
, Performance Lab
, and Rough Cut Lab
all in one night.
The Lab Mixtape
promises to be a treat for returning and new members alike. A portion of the night will entail two staged readings of new work
, giving writers the chance to hear their words come to life, actors an outlet to create characters and play, and everyone the benefit of hearing feedback about the pieces from our live audience. Performers of all walks (actors, comedians, singers...) will also get to display their talents through performing off-book, polished pieces
. Additionally, two works-in-progress will be screened
for feedback from our community, on technical aspects such as color, sound, or the basic edit.
While there is no need to RSVP to attend or give feedback to the performers and filmmakers, the submission process is the same as for our usual labs - follow the links provided on the Lab Mixtape page. If that doesn't already sound like an inspired way to spend hump-day in LA, we'll be heading over to our favorite watering hole next door, Plunge Bar
afterwards as usual.
Here's to a killer welcome back from WMM!
Date: Wednesday, March 23rd
Time: 7pm PT
Location: The Broadwater Theatre (6320 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038)
* Due to LA County regulations, proof of full vaccination is required for entry.
Written by Sapna Gandhi
Sapna Gandhi is an actor, singer-songwriter, and content creator. In addition to TV credits such as BOSCH, SHAMELESS and SCANDAL, she has appeared in numerous shorts, features, and series, including festival darlings IN ABSENTIA (Raindance) and THUMPER (Tribeca). Gandhi has produced several series and films under the umbrella of her production company Elegant Grotesque (most recently SCRAP, starring Anthony Rapp and Vivian Kerr, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ STRANDED ON THE EARTH, directed by Mike Bruce). She is also 1/2 of the musical duo, VATAVARAN, was born in England, raised all over the states, studied English and Women’s Studies, and trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in SF.