Creating Stephanie Daley

Starring Tilda Swinton and Amber Tamblyn, Hilary Brougher’s Stephanie Daley was lauded by audiences and critics when it premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival where Brougher received the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. But long before it reached a Festival audience, Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program supported Brougher through various phases of her film’s development.

In this program moderated by independent producer Ted Hope, Brougher takes us through her journey as a Sundance-supported artist who participated in the Institute’s Screenwriters and Directors Labs. With intensive individualized mentorship from filmmaking’s most accomplished professionals and opportunities to rehearse challenging scenes with actors and crews, the Labs compel filmmakers to explore their material and to take creative risks that can take their work to the highest level.

After attending the School of the Visual Arts in New York City, Hilary Brougher went on to write and direct her first feature, The Sticky Fingers of Time, which premiered at the 1997 Venice, Rotterdam, and Toronto International Film Festivals. Stephanie Daley is her second film.

With credits that include Safe, American Splendor, the upcoming Friends with Money, and Brougher’s The Sticky Fingers of Time, moderator Ted Hope has built a career as one of the most active producers in independent film. Brougher and Hope are joined by other artists who helped bring Stephanie Daley to the screen.


Hilary Brougher
Ted Hope
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