Mentors - Narrative Filmmakers: Jonathan Lisecki
Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Every filmmaker has a story to tell. Get advice, or share those stories with experienced filmmakers in our Narrative Filmmaker Mentor category.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Jonathan Lisecki is a director, writer, and actor from New York. Gayby, his feature-film debut, was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Since premiering at SX...Show the rest
Jonathan Lisecki is a director, writer, and actor from New York. Gayby, his feature-film debut, was nominated for Best First Screenplay at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Since premiering at SXSW 2012, Gayby has won eighteen festival awards, was listed as one of the best films of the year by noted critic Wesley Morris in the Boston Globe, and topped the iTunes independent film chart. Slant called it “universally hilarious,” and the LA Times hailed its “emotional generosity and easy warmth.” For Gayby, Lisecki was named one of Out Magazine's 100 Most Compelling People of the year. Director Paul Feig listed Gayby as one of his favorite films in Entertainment Weekly’s “criminally underrated” issue. Prior work includes the shorts Gayby and Woman in Burka. Acting credits include the films Wuss, Kiss Me Kill Me, Big Gay Love, The Sibling Code and the web series Eastsiders among others. He can be seen in the SXSW 2016 film Slash.Hide the rest