meeting : “Upāya - - The Skillful Means of Getting People to Look at Your Work"
19th January 2016.
talk by Todd Sills
a particular audience is an essential skill. The speaker has worked
using film, technology, discussion materials, and live and virtual
events to engage people in conversation and action around complicated
subjects shaping lives around the world.
Sills is a documentary filmmaker and television producer currently
based in San Francisco. The award winning feature documentary he
produced and directed,“Red Without Blue” has been screened at film
festivals, universities, and museums all around the world, and garnered
glowing reviews in the SF Chronicle, the LA Times, the Advocate, the
Seattle Times and the Guardian. In addition to his own documentary
work, Todd recently collaborated with Tiffany Shlain (head of the
Moxie Institute and Sundance alumna) as an outreach consultant on
her documentary film “Connected,” and as a writer on her short “The
Science of Character”. Todd currently works as a freelance trailer
editor for PBS' Independent Lens Series and was recently awarded a
Qatar Foundation International Grant to produce a series of shorts (set
for completion at the end of September) on the Pacific Trash Gyre
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