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Published on October 21st, 2018 | by admin

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Masterclass with Dava Whisenant on “Bathtubs Over Broadway”

In September, “Bathtubs Over Broadway” director Dava Whisenant and screenwriter Ozzy Inguanzo stopped by to talk about process. The film follows Steve Young, a writer for the David Letterman Show, on his quest to find all he can about the hidden world of the industrial musical. While tracking down rare albums, unseen footage, composers and performers, Steve forms unlikely friendships and discovers that this discarded musical genre starring tractors and bathtubs was bigger than Broadway.

Until making “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” Whisenant had worked primarily as an editor and producer; her directorial debut has won awards at both Tribeca and HotDocs. Check out the videos below to find out more.

Getting Started:

Pacing the Film:

Working with Composers:

Feedback Screenings:

Going from editor to director:


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