Announcing the Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking Seminar with Michael Goi, ASC on June 19


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(New York, NY) (, bringing together students, professors, independent filmmakers, and professional members of the motion picture industry, announces the “Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking Seminar with Michael Goi, ASC.” The event is open to the public, and will be held at the French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall Theater, in New York, on Saturday, June 19, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

In this three-hour event, Michael Goi, ASC, who wrote and directed the feature film, “Megan is Missing,” will talk about how to accomplish a feature film using limited resources and a small crew, how to shoot from the POV of the various mobile, computer and web-based cameras, and how he wrote the script entirely based on real occurrences, as well as aesthetic choices to be made for a film that raises awareness. "Megan is Missing" is a fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an internet predator.

There will be a pre-release benefit screening of the feature film, “Megan is Missing” with the film’s producer, Mark Gragnani, lead actress Amber Perkins, and president and founder of KlaasKids Foundation Mark Klaas. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers in a moderated Q&A session.

Michael Goi, ASC, an accomplished cinematographer with 50+ credits on top television shows such as "The Mentalist," and "My Name Is Earl", is President of the ASC and a member of the Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Academy Of Television Arts And Sciences, and serves on the National Executive Board of the International Cinematographers Guild.

About the feature film, “Megan is Missing”:

Written and Directed by: Michael Goi, ASC
Starring: Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, and Dean Waite; with Jael Steinmeyer, Kara Wang, Rudy Galvan, and Lauren Leah Mitchell
Casting by: Sherrie Henderson
Co-Producer/Editor: Michael Goi
Directors of Photography: Keith Eisberg and Joshua Harrison
Executive Producer: Melanie Harrison
Produced by: Mark Gragnani
Presented by: Trio Pictures

Film Reviews:

"Megan Is Missing" is a powerful, important film that deserves both attention and discussion. It should serve as a wake-up call for parents everywhere.”
-Marc Klaas, KlaasKids Foundation

"Extremely well directed and acted. So frighteningly realistic it made me want to go home and hug my children. Some images and scenes were so intense they will stay with you and haunt your dreams."
-Harry Basil, director

"Megan is Missing” is perhaps the most powerful, thought-provoking film ever to address this disturbing issue. Approach it with an open mind, but do so cautiously. You're certain to be changed by it well before the lights come up."
-Richard P. Crudo, ASC

"Achieves a degree of intimacy and verisimilitude that even documentary filmmakers might envy. The unblinking eye the film turns toward terrible deeds feels especially pitiless."
American Cinematographer Magazine

"I was unswerving in my resolve that incidences of violence in the movie would be depicted as realistically as possible, that nothing would be given the "Hollywood treatment" by being artistically glossed over."
- Michael Goi, ASC

The Low-Budget Feature Filmmaking Seminar with Michael Goi, ASC and Pre-Release Benefit Screening of “Megan is Missing” is presented by and sponsored by ikan Corporation, The Tiffen Company and American Cinematographer magazine. is dedicated to helping both emerging filmmakers and working professionals in the motion picture industry advance in their careers, keep abreast of ever-changing and evolving technologies, and learn real-world, practical and must-have skills. The Workshops also serve as a place for networking which brings together the filmmakers, educators, manufacturers and leading masters in the industry to meet with each other. Sponsor opportunities are still available. For details, contact Kim E. Welch at 212.255.5458.

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Online Registration is now open.
Open to the public. Seating is limited. Sign up online today.
Cost: $25.00. Students with ID: $15.00.
Age Restrictions: Ages 18 and older recommended.

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Early online registration is recommended to avoid onsite registration fees; however, ticket sales are available at the Florence Gould Hall Theater Box Office from June 10 to the day of screening. (The tickets are subject to a $1 Facility Fee paid by the Ticket Buyer to FIAF.)

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It is very much appreciated if you can help promote this event and give advance publicity.