Internationally Renowned Filmmaker
In his films, Atom Egoyan—an Egyptian-born Armenian-Canadian—often returns to common themes of intimacy, displacement, and the impact of technology and media on everyday life. His ability to understand and inspire teams of highly talented but disparate people is critical to tackling these subjects and to producing his unique vision. His keen ability to blend insightful stories that don't fear being complicated with universal human themes has resulted in a daring body of work, popular with critics and audiences alike.
An Evening with Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan invites audiences into his workplace: the chaotic but somehow-harmonious film sets where he has made his reputation. Egoyan first establishes his personal story—the critical moments in his life that led him to film, his immigrant roots, and the complexities of being a self-taught filmmaker—before expanding his scope. Egoyan offers an engaging discussion on the art of film-making, the nature of the enterprise, and how good storytelling holds a mirror up to our mannerisms and experiences. In a more practical vein, he draws from years of experience to highlight how a good leadership structure leads to success. Strategic, operational, and tactical roles must be well defined, he notes. These three tiers should be familiar to businesses, but successful film relies on these collaborative bonds to tell the stories of human experience.