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Stefano Dafre is an actor trained at the famous Neighborhood Playhouse in NY has worked with legendary directors like Ang Lee and is also a filmmaker whose work has appeared at the  Cannes Film Festival and on  NBC television. This artist discusses his process for all the artistic disciplines he works in. His Film “The Day I had to Grow Up” currently playing on Amazon Prime

Time Stamps

[00:01:00]   Intro- Growing up in Canada, coming to US- Early Training

[00:06:55]   Acting Process

[00:08:49]   First time working-Ang Lee

[00:11:30]   Running a Set today as a Director

[00:14:21]   How he went from Actor to Director-Meeting Russ

[00:19:27]   Getting Sick and Learning the Art of film Directing

[00:28:12]   Stefano asks about Russ films- discussing techniques

[00:32:00]   Comparing approaches

[00:41:45]   First time directing-working with a DP

[00:45:28]   Letting go and Trusting in Art

[01:00:00]   Stefanos Films go to Television and Canne

[01:11:42]   Hanging out with Denis Villeneuve

[01:16:00]   Let’s get under Stefanos Wing

[01:17:50]   Where are you as an artist now

[01:24:37]   We shall meet again


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