Includes a read fee, a one-hour (1) consultation and a page of detailed notes.
Hunter worked as a story analyst for Paramount Classics/Vantage for eight years and served as the writing assistant to Mardik Martin (co-writer – Raging Bull, Mean Streets) for five years, in addition to his own work as a filmmaker.
To read more about Hunter, check out his biography here.
Storyboard by Monte Patterson of Final Image Films for “Inside-Out, Outside-In.”
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Personalization is essential for creating truth in a scene and Hunter will not let you get away with anything. He is incredibly resourceful and generous in his approach and creates an atmosphere of trust and support that gives your creativity the freedom it needs to surprise you.”
Hunter’s command of story is an immense asset to the actor. In his directing, I have seen him uncover performances that astound in their illumination of character. His coaching sessions are invigorating in their practicality and challenging in their devotion to truth and specificity. Hunter’s ability to seamlessly couple a performer’s unique skillset with the demands of the story is a rare gift. His varied experience, humanistic approach and vast understanding of archetypes is responsible for a large part of my growth as an actor. I look forward to coaching with him on many projects to come!
Hunter is not so much a director as he is a surgeon. He is brilliant in his instinct and impulse at picking apart the actor’s body of emotion in a completely non-judgmental and trustworthy manner that allows you to be eagerly vulnerable. I have been continuously surprised by the things I have found within, having worked with him twice. He brings out a dangerous performance from all his actors. You don’t know what’s coming next.
The analysis Hunter gave me was essential in helping me approach my story and script in a new way, and his insight and warmth made working together feel less like a straightforward consultation and more like a team effort. I’d highly recommend him to any writer of any experience level.
Emotional honesty has always mattered to me — and Hunter’s weekly coaching helps me deliver it. I feel very lucky I discovered this class. Hunter provides an incredibly supportive environment and at the same time coaches us to reach an extraordinarily high standard. It’s a unique combination and I appreciate the challenge — because I see myself improve in every class.