Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Quote

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Directors “Little Miss Sunshine,”
Attending Joan Scheckel's lab was the single most valuable thing we did to prepare for making Little Miss Sunshine. She gave us a set of tools that made the daunting task of directing a feature very accessible (even enjoyable!)

She has a unique ability to inspire each of the directors she works with to build on their strengths, and correct bad habits.

Her candid approach whether in private sessions or workshops, wastes no time and gets right to the heart of the matter and produces real results.

Marc Turtletaub, Producer “Little Miss Sunshine”
Joan's work is unique. It goes beyond screenwriting and directing - she just gets the creative process. A one of a kind teacher...