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Michael Brown

In his career, Michael Brown has excelled as both an adventure athlete and as a filmmaker. Michael has made a habit of going to the world’s most dangerous environments, including five times to the summit of Mount Everest, and always comes back with incredible footage and compelling stories. He is a multiple Emmyâ Award, industry award and festival award winning cinematographer and director. Outside Magazine describes the cerebral filmmaker as a “swashbuckling librarian,” and Men’s Journal calls him “a master of gut-dropping action.”

Michael lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife Julia and three sons.

Adventure Filmmaking Workshop

What are the secrets of film festival success? How do you turn a successful film festival run into a financial return on your film?

Michael Brown has directed many festival award-winning films including the Banff Mountain Film Festival, and many other festivals, Grand Prize-winning The Weight of Water. In this two hour workshop, Michael will present case studies of a few award-winning and non-award winning films and offer a candid look at successes and failures. Like many filmmakers, Michael has also made many films that didn’t even get into the festival, let alone, win awards. What are the secrets of elevating a film from good enough for your friends to the Grand Prize or The Audience Prize? Once the tour ends, what next and how do you sustain the filmmaking life.