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Skinner Myers

Clinical Assistant Professor of Production

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

School of Film and Television

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Biography

Skinner is an award-winning filmmaker and LMU Film Professor who resides in Los Angeles, California. Skinner made his feature film debut as the writer and director of the 2011 documentary, Drinking From The Well, which screened in film festivals domestically and internationally. Skinner wrote and directed four short films: Chimera, The Last Supper, Obscured, and Nigger, while studying film at USC School of Cinematic Arts. His sixth film, La Tierra Del Exodo, released in 2016, played in over 90 festivals worldwide and garnered a ton of awards including, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Short Film. His film, Frank Embree, took home the Grand Jury Award at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival and was in the 2017 Oscar competition for Best Short Live Action. His film, Nightmares by the Sea, premiered in the 2018 Art Film Festival in Cannes. He just wrapped production on his 9th film entitled, Things of Beauty Burn.

Education

University of Southern California

M.F.A., Film and TV Production

2014

Brooklyn College

M.A., International Affairs

2011

Columbia University

B.A., Japanese

2008

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Areas of Expertise

Education/LearningMotion Pictures and FilmActingTV Writing and ProductionFeature Film ScreenwritingAdobe PremiereDirectingAvid Media ComposerEntertainment

Languages

  • Japanese
  • English

Media Appearances

Meet Skinner Myers of One Hand Clapping Pictures in Culver City

VoyageLA  online

Interview from December 2008.

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Writer/Director Skinner Myers' New Film, "Frank Embree," Wins The HollyShorts Grand Jury Award

SHOOT  online

The 100-year-old story of the lynching of Frank Embree is brought to life by up and coming filmmaker Skinner Myers in an award winning short film.

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Filmmaker Interview: Skinner Myers

THE MICROCINEMA SAVANT  online

Possessing a wide range of festival knowledge obtained during his extensive submission and attending processes, Skinner shares with us a great deal of insight. This episode of The Cut Speakuence delves into the pluses and minuses of film schooling just as much as it does with film fest tips and tricks. Learning right from the mouth of someone who’s been there is a great rule of thumb.

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