[Film-bfad2] [Film-BFA] [Film-Students] Warren Report 8.13.20

Meryl Warren via Film-Students via Film-BFA film-bfa at lists.fsu.edu
Thu Aug 13 15:22:05 EDT 2020

From Zachary Johnson (BFA 12) “Hey guys! "School Night" is now LIVE on the RIIFF platform and will be available for free viewing all weekend! So excited to finally share this labor of love!
https://vimeo.com/showcase/7425702<https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2Fshowcase%2F7425702%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0ExOvig35rZd9ztuNaXIV-e_fCfPuXFAr5qptWZDDRZOOpSn7jbX4SX6Y&h=AT363UUoefEzmL6MNtBfXbaqqdgMhCvusJZAquGS7rxt7Etfn3pl7oZYPl_1MyxI6cVl6YE3VrH1UeItNgfVd6vWj5ESk6JNGuUlNdoG_nxwXr1pqyCqNzstbSGXI1TfV5H3VHs1QF3yO3arVuIeSoM&__tn__=-UK-R&c%5B0%5D=AT2gDZBWVMMHH1OWxHKzTcVEWpVywS0xZUQo2LpA51lAb5Lucpg4WHmMXr4eo9EQWp8ZAoNlk7TmxFu4RbHGJSWIi_fs9Dswq3wfEPa0AUtFkuOHGSpdw3Puy7RFKR5ZZtZ3aseOcMiNe24TRtIrBg> Thank you again to everyone who helped make it possible: Idan Menin (BFA 12) , Lauria Christina Ortiz, Greg De Iuliio, Katie Regier, and many others.  Hope you’ll enjoy!”

Congratulations to Brendan Murphy (BFA 93) who is now Associate Production Manager at Dreamworks Animation!

And to Jacqueline Stein (MFA Writing ) who is Showrunner’s Assistant for Sarah Treem on this show:  https://www.indiewire.com/2020/05/hedy-lamarr-gal-gadot-series-apple-tv-plus-1202234166/<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.indiewire.com/2020/05/hedy-lamarr-gal-gadot-series-apple-tv-plus-1202234166/__;!!PhOWcWs!msOJvCnhKlEZccToFPSSesqn3a9kKPZfN4SpOsq1YeT-jQC-ELbMRUt6Rmb2IXA$>

From Asa Donat (MFA 06) “Just had to do some humble bragging about my friend, Elias Inaty (BFA 13) . He joined our e-Sports broadcast as our writer probably 3 years ago and has been crushing it.... Well now he's finally getting recognized for his contributions! Last night Elias won a Sports Emmy for his work on the 2019 World Championship finals. This was a month long broadcast was covered the best league of legends teams from around the world competing. Incredibly proud of him and had to share the good news!”  And a note from Elias:  I want to make something super clear Asa ALSO WON THAT EMMY, so make sure he gets the due props as well. Thanks again! Super happy I could join Asa and the rest of that team to do some great stuff.”

From Chris Oroza (BFA 10) “I am excited to share that our film “Savior” will be having its World Premiere at the Oscar-Qualifying Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival this week. This film was one forged of love and made with the support of a community of incredible artists and filmmakers. A piece that rings louder every day into the echo chambers of a divided nation, begging for unity and justice.
Director: Christopher Oroza Nostas (BFA 10)
Choreographer: Ellen Kim
Starring: Marem Hassler<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/marem.hassler?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARB-jeWi4cx3AfAHHCHyUj1NrAaYKdr5NqsrMM8A5ov4hSnRvp7ZjNhMvovwqidNZkONqIZmS0O5zng5&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPC3KGL2EY$> & Anthony Velazquez
Producers: Briana Frapart (BFA 11), Andrew Penczner (BFA 10), Jonathan Burns<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/burnsjon?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARD2byxKh3b7y-fgolwsb4FDvWjoPtVKUHAQCvZE5PA3eEUdjcjUYNoyE06NLAvBRpWCuzE07LEU6F4c&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPCwtpvMT8$>
Executive Producer: Lisa G. Black<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/garnetgirl?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARDFd5FmRfk8jNOGzSp-6hc6hD79n6ZtUXCi7ubUzsoe8_3Ay1kBO1I9xl0IA_XAq2WbbVmlM3KIlT81&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPCSFLiFgM$>
Unit Production Manager: Rhiannon Cooper
Cinematographer: Idan Menin<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/idan.menin?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARAcdQ-PzHI92vT7JxYe0TAGPZJ9AS36BibN6Et_uHESF8aR771aswg-wy4aymJW-MVgQjRSOMLvj_D7&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPCiMzVFJM$> (BFA 10)
Steadicam Operator: Will Sampson<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/wsampson1?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARCQaH-yNeJhrmR8OvkYLVAZit9_m8C_yEP0xeXPJdOL24O-oOj79Uc13_3Exze3ftx0LyVok163TFf8&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPCXphmaOY$> (BFA 09)
Costume Designer: Laura Cristina Ortiz<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/lacrisort?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARC45auARt26MSGiVnTxJzqr3o8vqg0KErVp8Qu0Vsskvmc3Hylo_Yk9IFr_OsDLStkecJIV1_kG0qY1&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPCT6G2B_g$>
Re-Recording Mixer: Matt Schwartz
Special thanks to Creative Director Perry Powell for your creative support and inspiring activism, this project was propped up by your passion.
Special Thanks to: Aaron Pagniano (BFA 12) , Erica Chan (MFA 15) , and Edward Raines<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.facebook.com/edward.raines.7?__tn__=*2CdK-RH-R-R&eid=ARAVHjp-Z1fZ5iGfPMN09OMcyLxCRKa_IhyrLIHVJ9bbx7gOGIdi68Z5tCQBH5nTwzhX-6JrkLnaog7z&fref=mentions__;JQ!!PhOWcWs!iyHbQueLEqoEjiMP4gCGK3qnnVJSdDKgiqiODGhsSCq1_v5N4pl-owPCyqlnaBk$> (BFA 11)

From Susan Shackelford Dawes (MFA 93). “Ooh, it's out!  Enjoy this very clever film/ad, with brilliant sound by Ai-Ling Lee.  And forgive me the shameless self-promotion, but I'm proud I got to work on it, too!  It occupied me for a little while during quarantine.  I think it's very cool-->. Shot on iPhone by Academy Award® Winner Damien Chazelle – Vertical Cinema:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqiPZBZgW9c&feature=emb_logo&fbclid=IwAR0gZ-iJKr2_aGXhcPg0dF2nXh8fcryDN-0v1gPCTuEoezpI4kNNi2pMe8g   My job was "ADR & Dialogue Editor."  For ADR, we mailed Lightning USB mics out to the actors, and I ran a Zoom meeting with the producers conferenced-in for the recording session.  The actors recorded into their iphones with those mics using the Voice Record Pro app and seeing picture playback from my ProTools over Zoom, and then they emailed each take to me.  I cut the selects in ProTools and then played them back over Zoom to make sure we had what we needed.  Honestly, this was a rather klunky process, but it all worked out well, and our Sound Superviser & Mixer Ai-Ling Lee delivered a gorgeous mix! “

From Gates Bradley (BFA 02):  Amy Seimetz' She Dies Tomorrow<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.imdb.com/title/tt11614912/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt__;!!PhOWcWs!iTzVjGOWuxl2jA2T7l1BykhatUCWncvtivx_0aMRbrFcDmPlaGS0Fgt40qwM1lA$> is now available on VOD. Neon is putting it out (the same company behind Parasite). FSU grad Aaron Moorhead  (BFA 08) produced, whilst I co-produced, and Greg O-Bryant (MFA 04)  acted as the editing supervisor (official title: editorial consultant). Couldn't be prouder of this film. It really seems to be having a moment. We had a great review  in the NY Times<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/movies/she-dies-tomorrow-review.html__;!!PhOWcWs!jektYM5fSQFtPE1JmlSZIMCdBpwkIaJtJWl5Hoiz8LSkwvxsL587uR0ru1SVpKU$>, winning a Critics' Pick.

From Jake Morgan (MFA Writing 16) “Happy to say that my half-hour pilot script, MISS ADVENTURE, advanced to the semifinals of the Nashville Film Festival.

From Annika Ciul (BFA 20):  “Since there isn't any film work to find here in Georgia, I've been keeping myself busy filming virtual house tours for a real estate agent, and by selling handmade facemasks. If anyone wanted to take a look, I'm selling them here - etsy.com/shop/monogramsforme<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http:/etsy.com/shop/monogramsforme__;!!PhOWcWs!l99sUYHen_t2PfVeGpWI0wi8Lw9AY0d7bKDo-UEu16nTfzvQCGNO08Sb5zZP4wk$>”

Congratulations to Dave Schmeling (community liaison and actor in many of our films) and his writing partner,  David Pasauarelli, who won a Depth of Field International Film Festival Competition BRONZE MEDAL for "Some Kind of Help". Log Line:  A U.S. charity foundation CEO's arrogance and bravado land him on a backwater Caribbean island where his MBA is no match for jungle magic and an enchanting West Indian woman who teaches him that his kind of help is the kind of help we all can do without.

From Ian Edward Weir (MFA 07) “My first video poem entitled "Make America Again" was selected by the ARTS x SDGS Festival. Special shout out to Summer Hill Seven AKA Shakespeare N. Haarlem for letting me capture him while he beautifully articulated the words of the great Langston Hughes, which still ring true today. https://youtu.be/hZN92EO_ghM”

From Briana Frapart (BFA 11). “Since February, I've been leading the on-air casting efforts at VENN, a major gaming network that recently launched beta programming on August 5th. It's been a wild ride in the world of variety shows, discovering some untapped and emerging talent for shows like "Guest House," "Venn Arcade Live", "The Download", and "Grey Area." In addition to my casting director role, I've been helming the development of the network's talent department. It's been a ton of fun and this team is incredible. We have some incredible special guests lined up across the network, too! VENN has exciting plans up next, so for now you can check out the shows on Venn.tv, Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. More to come....

Frank P. Tomasulo, Ph.D. ("Dr. T"), former Film School BFA Director, was named the recipient of the first-ever Adjunct Teaching Award at the recent on-line University Film and Video Association (UFVA) conference. The annual meeting was to have been held at the FSU Film School, but the Corona virus delayed that until 2021, when it will be held in Tallahassee. (Dr. T. won the "regular" UFVA Teaching Award in 2009.)

From Paul Cohen, Director of the Torchlight Program:   Film Grants Directory<https://www.filmdaily.tv/grants>  Are you looking for film funding? Here is the list of the top film funding grants for filmmakers anywhere in the world. Choose which film grant best suits your independent film and then apply for film funding directly. Each film grant shows you the upcoming deadline, just click to apply.

From Clinton Cornwell (MFA 13) “(Los Angeles) Looking for a female editor for a horror feature film shooting in early September. All experience levels welcome. No pay up front, but offering ownership stake in the film (same for everyone on the team). If interested and for more information please email me at clintonjcornwell at gmail.com<mailto:clintonjcornwell at gmail.com> “

Brenda’s Screenings & Awards Update – August 13, 2020

Aquaphobic (BFA F3 2019 Maria Passafaro) was selected for screening in the ASIFAC’20 online animation festival taking place at the end of the year. For more information about this festival, go to https://www.asifa-south.com/.

All the Young Dudes (BFA Thesis 2020 Will Stead) was selected for screening at the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, October 2-18. For more information about this festival, go to https://tiglff.com.

All the Young Dudes (BFA Thesis 2020 Will Stead), Dad Jokes (BFA Thesis 2020 Evan Barber), Wing It (BFA Thesis 2020 Jillian Lucia/Brendan Arena), Love Therapy (MFA D1 2019 Di Lu), Irreplaceable: Stories of Katrina (BFA Documentary 2020 Bretton Miller), Quarantined (BFA Documentary 2020 Aidan Baker/Perry Cox) and Jon Valentine (BFA F3 2020 Chase Davis) were selected for screening at the (Virtual) Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, November 6-22. For more information about this festival, go to www.fliff.com<http://www.fliff.com>.

The Last Summer (BFA F3 2019 Will Stead) is a Semi-Finalist in the June-July bimonthly competition of the Dumbo Film Festival in Brooklyn. For more information about this festival, go to www.dumbofilmfestival.com/

Upcoming Screenings and Awards (in chronological order):

Furtherance (MFA Thesis 2019 Chavez Caley) and Stage Ready (BFA Thesis 2019 Raymond Knudsen) were selected for screening at the BronzeLens Film Festival, August 11-16. For more information about this festival, go to www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com/<http://www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com/>.

Furtherance (MFA Thesis 2019 Chavez Caley) and Viola (MFA Thesis 2019 Ellen Marmol DR/Alex McFry WR/PR) were selected for screening at the Macon Film Festival, August 13-30. For more information about this festival, go to http://www.maconfilmfestival.com/.

Yunior (BFA F3 2019 Francisco Cabrera) was selected for screening at Outfest: the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, August 20-30. For more information about this festival, go to www.outfest.org<http://www.outfest.org>.

Irresistible (MFA D1 2019 Sarah Gambles) was selected for screening at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, August 24-30. For more information about this festival, go to www.sidewalkfest.com<http://www.sidewalkfest.com>.

Sex Toy (MFA D2 2019 Kyle Sahadeo) was selected for screening at Austin Revolution, next September 9-12. For more information about this festival, go to https://austinrevolution.com.

The Rope Warrior (BFA Documentary 2020 Andrew Bourne/Daniel Feldman) was selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Slam, hosted by the Enzian Theatre in Maitland, Florida in mid-September. For more information about this festival, go to enzian.org.

All Boys Die (MFA Thesis 2019 Julio Vargas) and They Only See Our Faces (MFA Thesis 2019 Julio Vargas/Lizzie Perrin WR) were selected for screening at the Orlando International Film Festival throughout the month of September (live and streamed). For more information about this festival, go to www.orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org<http://www.orlandointernationalfilmfestival.org>.

A Separation (MFA Thesis 2019 Yalan Hu) was selected for screening at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival, September 18-19. For more information about this festival, go to www.tinff.net<http://www.tinff.net>.

All the Young Dudes was selected for screening at Reeling: the Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, September 24 – October 4. For more information about this festival, go to www.reelingfilmfestival.org.

Him. (BFA F1 2019 Rose Hoover) was selected for screening at the Sick ‘n’ Wrong Film Festival in Orlando, at a date to be determined. For more information about this festival, go to www.sick-n-wrong.com<http://www.sick-n-wrong.com>.

Viola (MFA Thesis 2019 Ellen Marmol DR/Alex McFry WR/PR) was selected for screening at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, October 8-10. For more information about this festival, go to www.fwindie.com/<http://www.fwindie.com/>.

The Same Blue (MFA Thesis 2019 Wasly Castillo) was selected for screening at the Seattle Latino Film Festival, October 9-17. For more information about this festival, go to www.slff.org<http://www.slff.org>.

All Boys Die (MFA Thesis 2019 Julio Vargas Dir/Shuaihua Liu,DP) is a finalist in the inaugural Los Angeles Cinematography Awards to be held October 23rd. For more information about this competition, go to http://losangeles.cawards.org/.

Take it Down (BFA F1 2019 Andrew Bourne), Pine Mountain Overnight (BFA Thesis 2020 Geena Hernandez), The Same Blue (MFA Thesis 2019 Wasly Castillo), The Book of Ramadani (BFA Documentary 2020 Landon Hogue/Pierce Ryan) and Ipecac (BFA F1 2019 Daniel Feldman) were selected for screening at the Central Florida Film Festival in Mount Dora, January 22-24, 2021. For more information about this festival, go to www.centralfloridafilmfestival.com.

Dummy Love (BFA F3 2019 Evan Barber) was selected for screening at Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego, July 22-25 of 2021, because there will be no screening at this year’s Comic-Con at Home edition of the festival. For more information about this event, go to www.comic-con.org<http://www.comic-con.org>.

The Last Summer (BFA F3 2019 Will Stead), A Colourful Red (BFA Documentary 2019 Costa Karalis/Jack Owen), Grown Boy (BFA Thesis 2019 Tyler Knutt) and Unconverting (BFA Documentary 2019 Taylor Ross) were selected for screening at the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes in May, 2021. For more information about this festival, go to www.ampav.com<http://www.ampav.com>.

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