Jessica Oreck | Masterclass | 2014
Filmmaker Jessica Oreck makes projects that instil a sense of wonder and invite viewers to question their relationship with the natural world.
Oreck’s award-winning first feature-length documentary Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo (2009) premiered at SXSW, played theatrically around the world, and aired on PBS’s Independent Lens series. Along with hybrid studio/technology company Murmur, Oreck has created an interactive documentary The Aatinki Season as an online counterpart to her current feature Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys (2013).
In this masterclass Oreck explains how whilst working at the Natural History Museum butterfly vivarium her experience taught her how to observe and talk to people. She tells us about breaking cultural structures, and leaving space for the audience to creatively engage with the film.
Trailer for The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (2014)
This class is made up of 3 parts ALL viewable at the top of this page in the embedded playlist, or in the podcast below:
Part 1: Why I became a Filmmaker
Part 2: Film School & Teaching
Part 3: Never Show what you are Telling