Acting in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Genre

Acting in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Genre

By Hunter Lee Hughes The stylized world of mystery/mindbender films raises a question for actors – what adjustments to their process (if any) should actors make to accommodate the genre in which they’re working? In shooting my debut feature film...
Cameron McCormick & David Stark are June StoryAtlas honorees

Cameron McCormick & David Stark are June StoryAtlas honorees

Our fourth StoryAtlas cycle of the year, running from May to June, started with a four-week investigation of the tactics actors can use effectively to fulfill their characters’ objective. Our process culminated in an Open House performance of the scenes our...
Dreamwork as Acting Tool

Dreamwork as Acting Tool

By Hunter Lee Hughes It’s no accident that notable filmmakers and painters, writers and even musicians have all drawn on their dreams to inspire their work. At a dinner party here in L.A., I met an acclaimed author who sets her alarm for 3 a.m. each morning so...
Yuki Sagara & Ryan Hensley are StoryAtlas honorees for May

Yuki Sagara & Ryan Hensley are StoryAtlas honorees for May

Our third StoryAtlas cycle of the year, running from April to May, started with a four-week investigation of the shadow side of our psyche, culminating in an Open House performance of the scenes our actors developed with special focus on bringing qualities of the...
StoryAtlas 3.0

StoryAtlas 3.0

Major change is coming to StoryAtlas! I’ll explain the process that lies ahead for the studio, but first, I want to look back at our remarkable evolution, to put this new phase in perspective. When I founded StoryAtlas in 2013, our first instructive offering was...