This week, Ira spoke with Michelle Danner, whose courtroom drama, “Miranda’s Victim,” will screen at the 9th Annual Nevada Women’s Film Festival in Las Vegas June 22-25. In this episode of “Talk About Las Vegas With Ira,” Michelle talks about why the story interested her; why nobody had explored this victim of a rape, whose torment continued with the Miranda Decision; what the process was for making the film; her philosophy of “art with a heart”; and her securing the cooperation of “Miranda’s Victim” in the making of the film.
Michelle Danner, for decades one of the industry’s most respected and successful teachers, and now a successful director who continues to grow and expand her creative universe, is hoping to set an example for her students and peers. “The important thing is to keep growing as an artist, to keep raising the bar for yourself,” explains Danner. “In order to be passionate, you have to keep expanding, you have to keep growing, you have to keep pushing yourself.”
For Danner in 2022, that meant anticipating the release of her feature, “The Runner,” and wrapping production on the courtroom drama “Miranda’s Victim.” That’s in addition to running her weekly acting class, keeping watch over the conservatory programs at the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory which she founded), prepping a new one-person play at the Creative Center for the Arts, or cheering on her two sons as they pursue their own passions.