David Sedaris' The Learning Curve
Director: Phil McCarty
Producer: Alycia Garcia
Writer: Phil McCarty
Cinematographer: Quyen Tran
Editor: Jeff Hall
Production Designer: James Michael Patterson
Synopsis: This is an adaptation of an essay from New York Times best selling author David Sedaris. It follows his time as a creative writing teacher, attempting to win over the respect and adoration of his students.
Sunday, September 29th 11:30 a.m.
Web Site: http://meteachpretty.com
Alycia received her degree in Law from the University of Oregon so that she wouldn't have to do things like write bios or produce films.
"This movie was the hardest I've worked on since law school" she said "but infinitely more fun and rewarding." A long-time Sedaris fan she is proud to have this adaptation as the first of her produced credits.
Phil McCarty studied English Literature at the University of Virginia and Screenwriting at the University of Southern California. In addition, he’s studied under Judith Weston (“Directing Actors”). He’s worked as an assistant for both Academy Award winning producer Ed Feldman (“The Truman Show”) and Independent Spirit Award winning producer Mary Jane Skalski (“The Station Agent”). His work in the field of advertising won him several Addys, including Best in Show.
Quyen Tran received fine art and photography training at the University of Virginia and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., before receiving an MFA in Cinematography from UCLA’s Graduate Film School.
At UCLA, Quyen won the award for Best Cinematography three years in a row, she’s photographed nearly 40 shorts and features, many of which have screened at the Telluride, Los Angeles, Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals.