Masterclass: Genre Filmmaking with Mike Flanagan

Masterclass: Genre Filmmaking with Mike Flanagan

Tribeca Talks

With films and series like Gerald’s Game and The Haunting of Hill House to his credit, producer, writer, and director Mike Flanagan has taken relationship-driven terror to new heights of artistic and commercial success. In a conversation with author Justina Ireland, learn from Flanagan what scares and moves today’s audiences and why these ancient and primal stories are fresher and more relevant than ever.

Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan

Mike Flanagan is a prolific director, writer, producer and editor, and partner at Intrepid Pictures, a feature film and television production company dedicated to creating elevated commercial content for global audiences. 


Flanagan is the creator, director, executive producer and showrunner of the hit Netflix Original series The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor, creator, director and showrunner of the critically acclaimed series Midnight Mass, and co-creator and executive producer of The Midnight Club, of which he also directed the first two episodes. His upcoming series include The Fall of the House of Usher based on the iconic works of Edgar Allan Poe. 


Flanagan is also the director of seven feature films, including Doctor Sleep for Warner Bros.; Gerald’s Game, which he also co-wrote; Before I Wake, which he also wrote; Ouija: Origin of Evil, distributed by Universal Pictures; Oculus, that premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; Absentia; and Oculus


Flanagan is a graduate of Towson University’s Electronic Media & Film Department.

Justina  Ireland

Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of many books, including Dread Nation, Deathless Divide, Rust in the Root and Ophie’s Ghosts. She is the author of numerous Star Wars books and one of the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic. Her most recent work is the Marvel comic Star Wars: Sana Starros. You can find her work wherever great books are sold and you can find her on Instagram as @justina.ireland or at her website


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