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Directing & Writing

The function of a director can be said to be that of "storyteller"; however that is a nearly vacuous label for the many aspects of communication which concern the director. The ability to assess all creative aspects of a production, and to keep them moving in the same artistic direction is vital to any media project, but is just one part of directing. Directing is ultimately concerned with the articulation of symbol and meaning. Profoundly different shades of meaning may be implied in the way a word is whispered by an actor, or by the color of a piece in the background. It is the director who ensures all those things work toward a unified artistic statement. It is not a function for the inexperienced or uneducated. Directing is an art for a sophisticated and seasoned creator.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai appreciates the actor's art and effort, and the myriad factors which go into creating a fine performance. As a cinematographer and photographer, he also understands the art of angle, light, shadow and camera movement. Shadow's artistic vocabulary is broad and deep, covering literature, poetry, dance, music, visual and performing arts from a wide array of cultures and time periods. The same skills, education and experience which make Shadow a superior director also inform his ability as a writer.

Shadow works well in all genres. He has a particular fascination for a facility with poetic, and with notably difficult, material. He is particularly looking for scripts with layers of meaning imprinted on the pages, which illuminate the many aspects of the human condition. If you have such a script, and are looking for a perceptive director who collaborates well with the many other creative forces on a project, but who can keep them all moving toward the same goal, consider Shadow Dragu-Mihai.