I can now officially say that I am a Carleton College alumna after our Class of 2014 graduation this weekend. I also found out that I graduated magna cum laude – just icing on the cake!
Also, I will be losing my carleton.edu email address soon, so I may now be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carleton’s Cinema and Media Studies department’s blog published a little article about my new job as Production Coordinator and 2nd Assistant Director for the feature film Forced Move shooting now! Thank you!
On location in Water Valley, Mississippi
Thanks to the Delta International Film and Video Festival, the short I co-created with Hannah White, “It Won’t Fit in a Killing Jar” won the Best of Mississippi award! Also thanks to Delta State University and Ron Douglas for hosting!
It Won’t Fit in a Killing Jar just got into the Delta International Film and Video Festival at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi!
In preparation for the upcoming Tupelo Film Festival, I’ve got a trailer for It Won’t Fit in a Killing Jar for you!
Enjoy (and/or cringe)!
New platform Medi.ci takes a different spin on the art funding scene in which you may donate a sort of monthly salary to directly support artists you like.
I heard about this exciting venture because its founders are fellow Carleton alumni including fellow Cinema and Media Studies major Henry Moskowitz. A short CAMSzine article features Henry & Medi.ci: http://medialab.blogs.com/camszine/2014/02/featuring-cams-grad-henry-moskowitz-11.html
You can learn more and think about supporting me with my ongoing creative projects here:
The Oxford Film Festival Community Film that I wrote, Killer Kudzu, is now available to watch on YouTube. I hope you enjoy it. It was fun to write, the fest was fun to attend, and it’s a fun final product!
The short film Hannah White and I created this year at Carleton, “It Won’t Fit in a Killing Jar” just got accepted into the 11th Annual Tupelo Film Festival!
Our short film is based on a short story I wrote about a woman haunted by her insect-loving husband’s death.
Sarah Price as Blithe
The Festival is April 17-19 at the Malco Theatre in Tupelo, MS. More details to come.
Earlier this week I got the memo that I was an official finalist for the 2013 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest in the category of TV-Existing Series with my Cougar Town script, “Jammin’ Me.”
Thanks to Professor Michael Elyanow and my TV screenwriting class at Carleton! I’ll continue revising and get back to business!
Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, the play I’m Assistant Directing opens today at 7:30pm at the Powerhouse in Oxford, MS! It also runs Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.
The Pillowman is a wickedly dark and witty play about a writer being held by the police in a totalitarian state when they discover that some of his stories resemble gruesome crimes in the area.
Given the dark themes and adult language, this production is for mature audiences only.
The production stars William Chandler, Zach Duane, Inés Joris and David Mckell, is directed by David Hanson and produced by Meaghin Burke.
William Chandler as Katurian
I also helped make a short film featured in the play. Seen here:
The Writer and the Writer’s Brother
I just presented my comps film to my CAMS department peers – my last official assignment in college.
And good news, fans! That film is now online! Feel free to watch and share my short about the true story and historical scandal of brothers John and Samuel Colt.
The Oxford Film Festival is gearing up for the big show and just released this year’s program online. See my interview about Killer Kudzu on p. 28 and an interview with director Meaghin Burke on the opposite page.
Although I still have to present my comps presentation (check out Colt at the Cinema and Media Studies Comps Symposium on Jan. 25), I just completed my final semester of classes at Carleton!
I will attend the Class of 2014 commencement in June, but in the meantime, you can find me filling out job and internship applications and pondering life as we know it.
Thanks Carleton, you’ve been most excellent.
Be sure to check out my Flickr page and especially take a look at my action shots from Carleton College sports!
This weekend I, along with director of photography Jack Turzillo and six amazing actors, shot my comps project (equivalent to a senior thesis). It is a historic drama short film set in 1842 about famed gunmaker Samuel Colt, his murderous brother John, and the woman trapped between them on John’s execution day. The process is crazy, but definitely shows the kind of hard work and dedication that goes into filmmaking. I present the film at the Carleton Cinema and Media Studies Comps Showcase in January 2014.
Although I wasn’t chosen to go further in the contest, I made it to the second round of the Austin Film Festival and Conference 2013 Screenplay and Teleplay Competition!
Apparently there were over 8600 entries and I’m part of the 10% that made it that far! The script I submitted was a sitcom spec for Cougar Town entitled “Jammin’ Me.”
Cheers to more writing!
I gave in. But hopefully it will be an exercise in terseness. I’ll mostly be recommending stuff I considered worth watching, so keep an eye out.
It’s a bit of a late announcement, but I am studying at the University of Cambridge (specifically King’s College) this summer! Good times to be had in Britain.
Thanks again to Hattiesburg American for covering my contest win to write the next community film for the Oxford Film Festival this year!
Look out for Killer Kudzu at the 11th Annual Oxford Film Festival on February 6-9, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi.
Here’s the announcement from the Oxford Film Festival about my contest win to write the fourth annual community film. Exciting stuff!
“As a born-and-bred Oxonian, I know what a beautiful, proud, and strong place Oxford is and I imagined that if a mutant vine took over town, its people would undoubtedly join together to defend their home.”
Look out for the film at the Festival February 6-9, 2014
Ken Schiller, Mihajlo Babovic, Suyu Yeng, and I wrote, produced, and starred in this fake radio show for our Sound and Music in New Media class taught by Ron Rodman in Spring 2012 as a group exercise in radio sound design.
Especially if you enjoy self-admittedly inane humor, check out KRAP Radio:
Along with my personal projects this term at Carleton, I also got to work with a number of my brilliant peers. Here are two such examples of their work from our Advanced Production class taught by Laska Jimsen:
Andy Russo ’14
“Truth and Salvation” – a space western audio drama
I served as Assistant Writer.
Hannah White ’14
“Heliocentricity” – A story about a man who lives in constant sunlight. What happens to a human who doesn’t experience nighttime?
I served as Writing Consultant.
Fellow Carleton student Hannah White ’14 and I made this film based on a short story that I wrote at Carleton to explore various sound conventions for a Sound Studies class taught by Jay Beck. And we also wanted to freak the bejeezus out of each other.
Check out “It Won’t Fit in a Killing Jar” featuring the wonderful Sarah Price, Adrian Carpenter, and Chris McMenamin (and her Northfield, MN salon Marguerite’s Salon) →
I wanted to practice using After Effects and this was what I came up with:
Also last month I had the opportunity to present my paper, “The End of Separate Cinemas: Race in 1949 American Film,” at another prestigious conference at the University of Notre Dame.
The paper focuses on 4 films in 1949: Home of the Brave, Lost Boundaries, Pinky, and Intruder in the Dust, and how they challenged the idea of social expression in film with their new portrayals of race in cinema as well as how their reception created a new regional divide between North and South despite erasing the segregation in movie theaters.
Last month I was invited as one of 8 students to present peer-reviewed papers alongside a selection of internationally acclaimed student films for a terrific weekend at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
I presented my paper from Prof. Carol Donelan’s Fall 2012 Film History class entitled, “The End of Separate Cinemas: Race in 1949 American Film.”
I had a great time, Visions! http://visionsfilm.org/conference/felicity-flesher/
Occasionally I might have some words worth noting. Here I discuss my summer internship for fellow Carleton students.
I’m heading to L.A. all summer for a wonderful opportunity as an intern with the Jim Henson Company. Wish me luck!