Hollywood up close and personal
From Piranha to Gremlins, legendary Hollywood director Joe Dante helped reinvent genre film, and he graces the festival for an exclusive In Person event.
With an illustrious career spanning over 40 years, Joe Dante is a force to be reckoned with.
Director of films such as Gremlins, Twilight Zone and The Howling, nobody does high end, sci-fi horror better.
Dante's films are instantly recognisable for his signature dystopian haze lurking beneath the polished and superficial exterior of Hollywood, the suburbs and beyond.
His love affair with the big screen doesn't end there though as Dante proves himself as one of Hollywood's great all-rounders with credits as editor, producer, writer and actor, as well as director.
Now in a one-off event, Dante discusses the unique brand of comedy he's brought to the sci-fi horror genre as well as the making of many of his great movies.
Expect plenty of stories with famous names; Dante of course started his career alongside Roger Corman and has worked with the likes of Tom Hanks, Christopher Lee and John Goodman since.
The In Person event promises to be a hilarious and insightful whistlestop tour into a remarkable career with the man himself.
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.