One of the most exciting things about this particular University Film and Video Association Conference (at Chapman University July 29-August 3, 2013) is watching my former students present their work. I am so proud of all of them.
Peter Carolla (MFA ’13) is one of six Graduate Fellows at this year’s conference. He made a presentation about his background and how that influences his work as a documentary filmmaker then showed a trailer for the thesis film he produced with Nick Gooler and Hillary Pierce, The One Who Builds (http://theonewhobuilds.wordpress.com).
J.S. Mayank (MA from a year I do not readily recall and better known to us as Mayank Gupta) screened his short film EMIT (https://vimeo.com/47221924) and will also have a SCRIPT session. His session was held in a room so cold that I took a photo of the man wrapped in the pink towel instead of one of Mayank! Oops!
Sam Smartt (MFA ’13) and Chris Zaluski (MFA ’13) screened their thesis film Wagonmasters (http://www.wagonmastersthemovie.com) and, in a funny twist of fate, it screened with Elon University colleague Nicole Triche’s film The Taxidermists after both films appeared in the same program at the RiverRun International Film Festival earlier this year.
Sana Haq (MFA ’13) will present two films at the conference. This photo is from the Q & A following the screening of her film The Other Army, which is a Carole Fielding Grant Award Winner, and later today she will screen Wicked Silence (http://www.wickedsilencefilm.com), her thesis film produced with Jessica Pic.