Directing workshop with Peter Webber
Among the directors Sarajevo Film Academy welcomes each semester, in the Spring semester of Academic Year 2017/18 week we had the great pleasure of welcoming Peter Webber for a week-long Directing workshop.
Between the work in post production on his documentary feature Inna de Yard and preparation for premiere of his first drama feature in the Spanish language filmed in Colombia, Pickpockets, he spent the week with our students.
Peter talked with students about what are the qualities – emotional, spiritual, and intellectual – that need to be cultivated to become a good director as well as about the development process from the perspective of the director. He shared his stories from the front line on working in film and TV and what students need to know the working in a foreign language.
With a storied career, Peter Webber first worked as a film editor, before directing award-winning documentaries. Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, marked Webber’s feature film debut. The film received numerous accolades including 3 Academy Award Nominations, 2 Golden Globe Nominations, 10 BAFTA Award Nominations and many others. Webber went on to direct Hannibal Rising with Gong Li and Gaspard Ulliel, and Emperor with Tommy Lee Jones.