Ian Harnarine earned his M.F.A. from N.Y.U.’s Film School where he teaches along with the Physics Department. His films, “Doubles With Slight Pepper” (EP: Spike Lee), won the Toronto Film Festival and the Canadian Academy Award.

Harnarine was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine, “10 to Watch” by Playback Magazine and profiled in the New York Times.

What is your interest at the intersection of sciences and film?

I approach filmmaking very methodically and by using problem solving techniques. For example, if I’m trying to get an actor to a certain “place” with their performance, I’ll give them a certain direction. If it doesn’t work, I’ll try a different approach. It’s constantly an experiment. But with some experiments, you end up with a result that’s more interesting than you had hypothesized. Those are the best moments.


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