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Michelle Danner's "The Runner" to screen at Catalina Film Festival
Filmmaker and legendary acting teacher Michelle Danner's film "The Runner," starring Cameron Douglas, will screen at the Catalina Film Festival, September 18.
The film which has played at 28 festivals around the country including Cinequest, Worldfest Houston (winning Best Suspense/Thriller)
There aren't many people who can point to a career full of success as a performer, teacher, storyteller, entrepreneur, and expert. But Danner can. Danner's film "Bad Impulse," currently in release, is a psychological thriller about family secrets and modern technology. It stars Sonya Walger, Grant Bowler, and Paul Sorvino. The film won the Audience Award at the Golden State Film Festival held at the Chinese Theatre, Best Narrative Feature at the 2019 International Independent Film Awards, and the Best Director Award at the 2019 Culver City Film Festival.
Danner's list of acting students has included Christian Slater, Salma Hayek, Gerard Butler, Seth McFarlane, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, and Zooey Deschanel. A longtime student of legendary acting teachers like Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, Danner's eclectic approach (which she calls "The Golden Box") allows actors the freedom to employ a wide variety of techniques.
About the Catalina Film Festival :Each year the Catalina Film Institute presents the Catalina Film Festival; an annual celebration of film on the only California Coast resort island, features more than 90 films, nightly events and entertainment. From Charlie Chaplin to Marilyn Monroe, celebrities and filmmakers have flocked to Catalina for inspiration. Clear blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for unparalleled premieres, yacht and mansion parties, industry networking and discovering everything that the island has to offer— just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.
Lori De Waal
Page Updated Last on: Feb 03, 2022