David Lynch To Teach Aspiring Filmmakers In 2019 MasterClass

Alisha McKinney

David Lynch is notably guarded when it comes to film making. He has directed nine full-length movies and co-created the popular television series Twin Peaks. While his work is often abstract, surreal, and confounding to viewers, Lynch has consistently declined to elaborate on the deeper meanings of his films, and also his techniques.

While the content of his films is still expected to remain a mystery, Lynch has just announced he will teach a filmmaking course for MasterClass in 2019, according to Indiewire. With over 50 classes already available, MasterClass offers patrons a chance to learn about the entertainment industry -- as well as other fields of study, including game design, cooking, and poker -- from people who are considered masters of their respective fields.

Lynch isn't the only master of arts and entertainment joining the ranks of MasterClass' teachers in 2019. Also slated to lead online courses are Timbaland, Natalie Portman, Joe Foster, and Neil Gaiman. Already included in the MasterClass roster are musicians Carlos Santana and Tom Morello, along with movie industry legends like Helen Mirren, Ron Howard, Judd Apatow, and Martin Scorsese. Even Goosebumps author R.L. Stein has a course on MasterClass about writing books for young people.

"Looking into next year, we're excited to continue to expand into new categories, as well as introduce classes in areas MasterClass is best known for from some of the most revered names in their fields like Jodie Foster, Natalie Portman, Neil Gaiman, Timbaland, and David Lynch"

In 2017, Lynch revived his classic television series Twin Peaks for Showtime. The revival was dubbed Twin Peaks: The Return and received a standing ovation when the first two episodes premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Lynch has not officially announced any forthcoming film or television projects, but it has been suggested that he's developing a movie based on blues legend Robert Johnson.