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l aw r e n C e a n D k r i S t i n a D O D g e C O l l e g e O f f i l m a n D m e D i a a rt S at C h a p m a n U n i V e r S i t y

dodge college fast facts degrees

educational focus

faculty

b.a., film Studies, public relations and advertising, Screenwriting.

b.f.a., film production, television and broadcast Journalism, Digital arts, Screen acting, Creative producing.

primary focus on storytelling in mainstream hollywood feature films and television, and on storytelling for business through advertising and public relations.

35 full-time, 50+ adjuncts. faculty are working professionals who have won Oscars, emmys and Clios. full-time faculty have a combined filmography of more than 150 feature films.

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m.a., film Studies.

an emphasis on the "business of the business," how the film industry works, i.e., how films are created, marketed, and exhibited.

m.f.a., Screenwriting, film and television producing, film production (with specializations in directing, editing, cinematography, production design and sound design), production Design.

Joint Degrees m.b.a./m.f.a.; J.D./m.f.a.

Students get a camera in their hands day one.

focus on discovery of one’s own storytelling voice.

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Small classes/personalized education.

location Orange, California, 40 miles south of los angeles

a belief that film is “the literature of this century.”

Hallmarks of the chapman Program

Direct contact with mentoring faculty. Collaborative environment.

student Body

more than 1,350 students; international students from 30 countries and numerous fulbright Scholars.

admission is highly selective; one in seven applicants is offered admission to film production.

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facilities are open for student use 24/7. each student makes a film or a creative reel, writes a screenplay, develops a film property ready to be produced or creates a public relations or advertising campaign to serve as a calling card to the industry.

Industry Insiders a steady stream of hollywood guests has included brad bird, robert Zemeckis, bryan Singer, garry marshall, Conrad hall, Stephen Sommers, paul mazursky, richard Donner, randa haines, rob Cohen, butch hartman, Stephen Cannell and many, many others.

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To the class of 2010, Every year, I see more confidence and grace in the stories on the screen. This year is no exception. Each class builds on the experience and peer-learning shared with its predecessors, with the result being ever more assured storytelling and astonishing production values. As our program matures, we continue to see more success both at Chapman and beyond, as our student films screen at major festivals around the world and we see the names of our alumni on feature films that are finding distribution. Of course no one, regardless of age, stops learning. Each of you in the Class of 2010 has many more important and often difficult steps to take as you build your careers. To help you along the way, I hope you will continue to rely on the community of connections you have built here at Dodge College — that you will continue to network with faculty, friends and fellow alumni as we all walk together into the future. We have shared some important and exciting experiences during your time with us — learning from top industry professionals such as directors Tony Bill, Richard Benjamin, Brad Bird, Bryan Singer and many, many others involved in all aspects of the industry. We have seen our documentary offerings grow, our international opportunities expand, and our digital arts program take off under the leadership of Professor Bill Kroyer. I believe we have given you a healthy start in this most competitive and desirable of fields, preparing you for a creative life in the film and media arts. I applaud the quality of your work to date and look forward to your future successes. Please come back frequently to share your next steps with us. Best,

Robert Bassett

Front cover images: (top – bottom) Between the Shadows, The Greatest Adventure, A Day at the Park, The Real Deal Editorial team: Luke Richard, Barbara Doyle, Alex Rose, Janell Shearer; Publisher: Noelle Marketing Group.

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index Undergraduate films

Undergraduate Biographies

A Day at the Park ...................................1 À La Prochaine ......................................2 The Aesthete..........................................3 Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean.............4 The Archangel........................................5 Bait.........................................................6 Beard The Lion ......................................7 The Bench..............................................8 Canned Ecology.....................................9 Chill Pill ................................................10 The Codex Gigas .................................11 Come What May ..................................12 Danny Caldwell Goes To Hell ..............13 Don’t Let Me Down ..............................14 Double Negative ..................................15 European Son ......................................16 The Exit................................................17 The Gates of Heaven...........................18 Go ........................................................19 The Greatest Adventure.......................20 The Henchman ....................................21 Hop To It...............................................22 Into The Light .........................................23 The Kneaded Hero...............................24 The Last Man Standing .........................25 Less To Pack........................................26 Make Believer ......................................27 Marvin, Ibo, and Gus............................28 The Missionaries..................................29 Molly.....................................................30 Night Bloom .........................................31 Nimble Digits........................................32 North Star.............................................33 The Ordinary Life of Boris Crane .........34 Palm County ........................................35 Phoenix Spitfire....................................36 Puck .....................................................37 The Real Deal ......................................38 Reality Check.......................................39 'Round Midnight ...................................40 Sam and Nicky.....................................41 $weethearts .........................................42 Taking the Stage ..................................43 T.V. .......................................................44 The Unnatural ......................................45 Violets are Blue ....................................46 The Waking Ones ................................47 When Life Gives You Lemons..............48 Zeus’s Muses .......................................49

Akuna, Kilo .....................34 Anderson, Matthew ..........4 Barton, Gregory..............74 Bernstein, Michael..........10 Berry, Rachel..................37 Bjordahl, Kyle .................65 Brady, James ...................8 Bruhn, Abiel....................15 Bruno, Jonathan.............65 Bryant, Chris ............29, 38 Buchanan, Robyn...........65 Bulanti, Michael..............40 Campbell, Robert .......2, 48 Chichester, Sarah...........74 Cinemato, Raymond ......18 Cohn, Jonno...................74 Conedera, Nick ..............44 Corriea, Eric ...................65 Crane, Anna ...................68 Cusic, Michael................22 Dalesky, Ian....................39 Day, Eric .........................45 DeSeure, Paula..............30 Dietch, Jessee................66 Dobbs, Alexander...........66 Dunn, David .....................6 Dykes, Kyle ....................66 Embry, Micah .................64 Erickson, Nick ................35 Estrada, Luis Elias .........36 Eusebio, Jordan .............74 Exline, Alex.....................48 Fisher, Melissa .................5 Fowler, Elizabeth............73 Garbell, Chandler Faye ..72 Gunther, David ...............21 Guth, Nick ......................73 Halegua, Joey ..............4, 9 Hanks, Jennifer ..............26 Harvey, W. Peter ............68

Graduate films Between the Shadows .........................50 Cannonball...........................................51 Continental Divide................................52 Forced Perspective ..............................53 Haymaker.............................................54 Jeremy .................................................55 Kingdom’s End .....................................56 New World Water .................................57 Prodigal................................................58 Sixgun ..................................................59 Spark....................................................60 Suburban Superhero............................61 The Things You Lose In The Ocean........62 Women In Hats ....................................63

Helman, Dave ................29 Hernandez, Tara.............27 Herrera, Manuel .............19 Holowicki, Elise Renee.....9 Holtman, Tyler ................49 Hosch, Chris...................33 Howell, Parker................25 Jensen, Tyler ..................64 Johnston, Jacob .............64 Karpel, Joshua ...............68 Kennedy, Michael PM ....69 King, Margaret C. ...........66 Leviton, Daniel ...............20 Liu, Allen.........................67 Loftis, Rachael................11 Lozoya, Adrienne ...........69 Lupinetti, Ben .................13 Manzella, Andrew...........12 McClelland, Casey Gist..69 McGee, Trent ...........24, 31 McKeithan, Lauren .........69 Merrill, Andrew ...............14 Meillon, Garance ............46 Miller, Reece ..................75 Mitchell, Erin...................75 Mobley, Roxanne ...........64 Moffitt, Marissa ...............27 Moore, Michael.................6 Nelson, Adam.............5, 35 Nguyen, James ................7 Noguchi, Yuki .................67 Noreen, Celeste .............70 Olin, Grant......................34 Orsland, Craig ................70 Pandza, Carly.............1, 41 Park, Tim ........................28 Peterson, Cody ..............75 Phillips, Jessica........19, 45 Piponnian, Jennifer ........70 Pleshivtseva, Natalia......70

Poling, Max ....................73 Pollard, Matt ...................22 Polsinelli, Christian ...11, 20 Prouty, Matthew .............71 Pugh, Danny ..................71 Quinn, Paul ..............25, 32 Quintero, Cristian .......7, 16 Raja, Jay K...............23, 46 Reiff, Jamie ....................41 Rhoten, Jeffrey ...............71 Rice, Ian .........................39 Ritter, Andrew.................42 Sands, Laura..................31 Sasso, Michael A............32 Schreck, Kristen .......10, 49 Schwartz, Amy ...............71 Sella, Taylor....................38 Sheeley, Austin...............72 Solares, Stephanie.........72 Sposato, Ben....................8 Stack, David .....................3 Stice, Colin .......................2 Stillings, Christine A. ......15 St. Mary, Brent ...............23 Stuard, Spencer ...............1 Suura, Yukiko “Kiko”.......67 Taaffe, Kaitlyn.................72 Tepper, Raelyn ...............43 Trieu, Tashi.....................67 Tomlinson, Chad ............75 Tonini, Keith....................17 Turner, Lorinne .........36, 43 Villa, Alexis Singh ...........24 Wade, Brandon ..............47 Walsh, William Bradley.21, 42 Wangberg, Becky ...........73 Wittenberg, Jason ..........68 Zelinsky, Tyler.................16

Ferrantino, Chris ............60 Fleurimond, Josue..........76 Flores, Diego..................77 Guerriero, Amanda.........81 Hartwig, Robin................81 Hunter, Tasha Wiggins ...58 Hsueh, Michael ..............78 Johannsen, Gavin ..........83 Johnson, Brittanie ..........83 Kammeyer, Chelsea.......81 Kaza, Sanyukta ..............81 Kazanjian, Andrew .........53 Kosar, Melissa................78 Larsen, Erin F. ................61 Lavender, Leah ..............82 May, David .....................84 Mesa, Michael David......82 Meyer, Vera ....................57 Mikasa, Eddie.................82 Moe, Drew......................78

Moller, Cecil....................61 Morrison, Steven J. ........83 Owies, Basel ..................53 Pan, Meng......................83 Pharris, Alicia .................78 Petrillo, Zac ....................50 Powell, Mark...................51 Rasool, Ammar...............56 Robinson, Jeff ................52 Robinson, John ..............57 Rowe, Eric......................54 Simckes-Joffe, Hebron ...59 Skidmore, Rachel...........51 Watkins, Bret ..................79 Wharton-Rigby, Darryl ....58 Weeda, Ryan .................79 Zwiren, Nicole ................82 Zylberberg, Joyce...........50

Graduate Biographies Avila-Tacsan, Laura........62 Amid-Hozour, Sohrab.....60 Back, Charles.................84 Behrens, Andrew............76 Bennett, Amy Kernan .....62 Berman, Stephanie ........55 Bianchi, Erik P. ...............52 Boyce, Florian ................80 Brown, Brandi.................63 Carrington, Nathan.........77 Castillo, Ana ...................76 Chen, Chih-Hao .............76 Coad, Ian........................77 Conger, Claire ................80 Costello, Alex .................59 Cox, Ben ........................80 Crawford, Matt................80 Dakoulas, Nick ...............77 Dalimonte, Daniel...........54 Faye, Brian.....................55


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Spencer Stuard is graduating Chapman University this Spring 2010 with his B.F.A. in Digital Arts and a minor study in Business Administration. Spencer started his studies at Chapman in film production and later moved to explore the possibilities revolving around the expanding visual effects market. His senior thesis, A Day at the Park is intended to utilize both skill sets to serve the purpose of making a fun, fast, and exciting film.

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Here is a place where the children play Frolic and jump 'til the end of the day. But Dylan, that young rascally lad. Sees their games are boring and sad. Trucks and tractors digging holes in the sand. Ugh, these games are so boring and bland. Ponies and hopscotch and tug of war Nothing, oh nothing, could be such a bore.

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For him there's nothing like the open sea. See it’s there! Land Ho! And treasure there be! His mast is bright green, his rudder a slide. He'll be in Tortuga with the coming tide!

CarLy Pandza B.F.A., Film Production/B.F.A., Screen Acting

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Carly Pandza is a fun, loud, crazy Croatian Scorpio from San Diego, Calif. Carly has dreamed of being a filmmaker since she was little. Her goals for the future include starting her own production company and her own theater company, finishing her novel and helping spread awareness about important issues through the arts. Carly dreams of traveling the world and giving back to communities through charitable work. Shadows in the Forest, a documentary she helped film in Cameroon, Africa, focuses on raising awareness about indigenous communities losing their land rights due to deforestation.

Contact: pandz100@mail.chapman.edu or 619.307.9072

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With a limp and a grunt, Arg! A scourge! Ty the Pirate, that's HIS ship I heard! A swagger and a saber is all he need. He’ll fight ’til the end for his ship, his steed.

StarrinG: Dylan Shepherd Gino Gherardini exeCUtive ProdUCerS: Spencer Stuard Hubert Lauffs Paul Lauffs Erich Lauffs direCtor: Spencer Stuard ProdUCer: Carly Pandza Writer: Siobhan Vanaman viSUaL effeCtS SUPerviSor: Nick Guth SoUnd deSiGner: Max Poling

Oh NO! The ship tilts! Set your sails! Remember dead men tell no tales.

Lead animator: Hunter Schmidt

Running time: 8 minutes.

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Colin Stice grew up near the vineyards of Sonoma, California. He has directed seven plays, worked in live production, had his work screened in the Mill Valley Film Festival, and worked for the production company, Scott Free. Colin looks forward to developing memorable stories in which compelling characters interact within new and interesting worlds.

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Amidst the rubble of a war-torn country, Selah runs a bar. When a foreign woman and her child show up at Selah’s back door looking for a place to hide, she must decide whether she will put her life on the line to help them or save herself and turn them over to government soldiers. Running time: 14 minutes.

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MANDY MAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELAH REVOIR ADAM PILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JULIEN MELISSA REINER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAROLINE ELEAZER REINER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHILD HUGH MUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEROME JOHN CHARLES MEYER . . SOLDIER 1 (BOB) RYAN HONEY . . . . . . . . . SOLDIER 2 (FRED)

Robert Campbell will be graduating with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a minor in Business Administration and Management. In addition, he is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the Argyros School of Business. From the start Robert was always drawn to producing, and since his freshman year he has produced several films here at Chapman including two Location Filmmaking Projects. He is proud to add When Life Gives You Lemons and Burden to his repertoire, despite the years they have taken off his life due to stress.

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Colin Stice SCreenWriter: Eric Day ProdUCer: Robert Campbell CinematoGraPher: Kyle Dykes editor: Danny Pugh ProdUCtion deSiGner: Kristen Maloney SoUnd deSiGner: Eric Day firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Alex Exline CreW: Daniella Beintena, Christian Polsinelli, Andrew Merrill, Ryan Huffman, Nolan Wang, Marc liu, Kyle Bjordahl, Tim Gerald, Shane Mclouglin, Kristen Maloney, Raelyn Tepper, Laura Sands, Kyle Berns, Elle Stice, Becki Meredith, Asia Vann, Ian Clark Dougherty, Brant Hansen, Danny Pugh, Jessie McDaniel, Schane Clark


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the aeSthete A flower loving little girl has an unexpected encounter with a forest dwelling beast.

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David Stack is a graduating senior at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a passion for the environment. Originally from New Jersey, David is a student of high academic achievement leading to his placement on Chapman University’s Chancellor’s List. He has completed internships with the Environmental Protection Agency and Script to Screen, an infomercial production company in Santa Ana. David plans go to graduate school after working in the industry for a few years.

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animator/direCtor: David Stack CharaCter modeLinG/ CharaCter riGGer: Cathy Moy LiGhtinG/renderinG/ textUrinG teChniCaL direCtor: David Dunn

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Set in Midwest America in the early 1960’s, Albert is a thirteen-year-old dreamer considered by any authority figure as nothing more than a delinquent. Outside of caring for his Grandfather, Albert spends his time dodging authority, ditching class, and talking of nothing but running away to California to become a surfer. Albert's desire to escape to the ocean is suddenly and exponentially fueled by unexpected events that drive him further and further to the point of emotional breaking and surreal illogicality.

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A proud local of Santa Cruz, California, Matthew Anderson is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Production and a minor in English. Having been writing, painting and photographing since he was very young, Matthew has always had a passion for the arts. Interested in writing and directing narrative features, Matthew’s favorite types of films tend to be character studies in coming-of-age dramas, romantic tragedies, or adventure films.

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Joseph Ross Halegua was born and raised in South Miami, Florida. His love for movies goes back to when he started making his own movies in the 8th grade. Just after graduating high school, Joey had a chance encounter with legendary producer Harvey Weinstein and interned at The Weinstein Company in 2006. While at Chapman University, Joey discovered a passion for producing. The most rewarding thing for him is to see a project develop from words on a page to a finished film. In his spare time, Joey loves making and listening to music, still photography and learning new things.

Running time: 29 minutes.

Contact: joey.halegua@gmail.com or 305.903.0038

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CaSt TREVOR JACKSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALBERT CARL CRUDUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIMON ROBIN RAY ELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . LORETTA THOMAS BELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JONATHAN DANTE SWAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARCUS PRECIOUS HOLLOWAY . . . . . . . . MARILYN PAUL VINCENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NATHAN

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Matthew Anderson ProdUCer: Joey Halegua CinematoGraPher: Jonathan Bruno editor: Craig Orsland ProdUCtion deSiGner: Roxanne Mobley SoUnd deSiGner: Erin Mitchell firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Sam Fazzari CreW: Christina Wong, Burcu Guguk, Ian Coad, Jason Wittenberg, Molly Wagner, Leanne Mobley, Sarah Kellison, Kevin Hurley, Adam Brook, Bill Crichton, Jay Raja, Krystal Dukes, Elliot Balsley, Grant Stivers, Kate Lilly, Nick Erickson, Angelica Bartolemy, Hunter Schmidt, Joseph Gabay, Nick Dakoulas, Matt Moreli, Margaret King, Libby Green, Jeff Robinson, Chelsea Walsh, Allen Liu, Nick Troop, Devon Richtmyer, Josh Wolk, Brandon Wade, Tashi Treiu, Bobby Wilson, Elizabeth Burbach, Alex Portin, Christina Medina, Konish Dutta, Mike Bulanti, Kelly Rogers, Grant Rutter, Colin McDonald, RJ Collins, David Willet


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Since Melissa was twelve years old, she knew she wanted to direct films. She moved to California from Denver, Colorado, to pursue a B.F.A. in Film Production. Since coming to Chapman, Melissa has immersed herself in every aspect of the filmmaking world. She works passionately and diligently to communicate her vision, with the goal of someday directing feature films.

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The earliest days in the Kingdom of Heaven set the scene for this dramatic tale. Archangel Barachiel is faithful to his two brothers, Lucifer and Michael. However, an Oracle presents a foreboding prophecy: a day will come when one of the angels will fall to temptation, and his greed for power will threaten the Kingdom. To prepare for this day, Michael is appointed to be the general of Heaven’s army, a position that Lucifer desired. As the day of the prophecy draws closer, Lucifer and Michael move further apart. Barachiel must decide which of his brothers is the fallen angel and which side he will take in the greatest battle of all time. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Inspired by action films, Adam has always wanted a career in the film industry. This Eagle Scout from Minnesota got his start as a director and anchor on his high school TV show. While at Chapman, Adam has developed an appreciation for all elements of filmmaking and has produced several short films. After graduation, Adam plans to pursue a producing career in Los Angeles.

Contact: adamjohnnelson@gmail.com or 612.750.8629

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Running time: 21 minutes. CaSt JAI DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BARACHIEL REECE KIRK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LUCIFER ADAM SLEMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MICHAEL LAURA DOROTHY HUGHES . THE ORACLE DAMON LEGARDE . . . . . . . . . . . . GABRIEL KIYOSHI GRAVES . . . . . . . . . . . . RAPHAEL VANESSA LUNNON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . URIEL JOLENE KAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SELAPHIEL

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Melissa Fisher ProdUCer: Adam Nelson CinematoGraPher: Tashi Trieu editor: Amy Schwartz ProdUCtion deSiGner: Traci Hays SoUnd deSiGner: Chad Tomlinson firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Alex Exline CreW: Matt Anderson, Tara Walker, Robby Campbell, Bobby Moser, Sam Fazarri, Rachael Loftis, Paulina Bryant, Maia Nakashima, Zander DeNador, Allen Liu, Jonathan Bruno, Lauren McKeithan, Greg Cotton, Elliott Balsley, Kyle Bjordahl, Boa Simon, David Landon, Robyn Buchanan, Alex Dobbs, Nick Erickson, Alex Portin, Jeff Robinson, Greg Fonda, Alex Gaeta, Andy Hengl, Rosie Roch, Kira Kratz, Jenny Hou, Anna Timm, Claire Wilms, Becky Hughes, Amanda Avila


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Michael Moore is from the small town of Trappe, Penn., just outside Philadelphia. He came to Chapman majoring in Film Production, but quickly switched over to Digital Arts as soon as it was possible. He enjoys silly things. He is very excited to have completed Bait; it was a fantastically fun movie to work through.

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Bait A group of worms wake up one morning to find themselves in a small boy’s bait bucket.

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Contact: dunn106@mail.chapman.edu or 909.539.5401

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Mouse, a passive coward, and his older brother Marshall, a proud, hot-headed gay man, run a music shop in a community where prejudice thrives. After an awkward encounter with two local homophobes, Mouse and Marshall return to the shop only to find that it has been vandalized. The brothers waver between pacificism and violence as they struggle to deal with their homophobic peers. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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A native of Los Angeles County, Cristian Quintero came to Chapman with directing in mind; however, after taking a production class his interest shifted to producing. While at Dodge, Cristian has worked on several Chapman films as location manager, UPM, and line producer. Cristian leaves Chapman with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a Minor in Advertising.

Contact: Quint106@mail.chapman.edu or 562.477.6798

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direCtor: James Nguyen SCreenWriterS: James Nguyen Cristian Quintero Chris Bryant ProdUCer: Cristian Quintero Co-ProdUCer: Teeny Stillings CinematoGraPher: Robyn Buchanan

CaSt JASON THOMAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MOUSE DAVID STANBRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARSHALL LOUIE MILLICAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICKI HART TURNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TODD TRAVIS HAMMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VINNY GARY COLON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRANK

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British Man and Irish Man, soccer team fanatics, await a charter bus on a rural countryside bench on their way to a championship game between their opposing teams. When they suddenly lose their tickets, a mysterious Evil Man approaches them with a challenge and the opportunity to win a ticket to the game. Running time: 5 minutes.

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Elise Holowicki is graduating with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a minor in Psychology. Born and raised in Chicago, Ill., Elise displayed an interest in production from the third grade, when she attempted to produce her own variety show — to the chagrin of her parents. Elise has directed over 40 short films, animated films, and plays since then including her thesis film, Canned Ecology and the Location Filmmaking short, Pitter Patter. Elise completed an internship with independent filmmaker Joe Swanberg. She was awarded the Halsell and Hayde scholarships in 2008, being mentored by Filmmakers-in-Residence Polly Platt and Larry Gross. Elise studied abroad in Poland where she directed a micro-feature, Lustro (Mirror), which recently won the Audience Award at the Wroclaw Film Battle.

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Contact: eliseholowicki@gmail.com or 630.864.0737

Anthony Cotaquispe is trying to save the planet one aluminum can at a time. After the death of his mother, Anthony returns to his life with a fresh perspective — her perspective. What begins as Anthony’s move to change turns into an obsession, which his friends classify as ecological anxiety. Anthony must determine if he can trust what is considered healthy in an environment that is anything but.

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JoSePh roSS haLeGUa B.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Producing

Joseph Ross Halegua was born and raised in South Miami, Florida. His love for movies goes back to a very young age and started making his own movies in the 8th grade. Just after graduating high school, Joey had a chance encounter with legendary producer Harvey Weinstein and interned at The Weinstein Company in 2006. While at Chapman University, Joey discovered a passion for producing. The most rewarding thing for him is to see a project develop from words on a page into reality and finally recorded in the form of a film. In his spare time, Joey loves making and listening to music, still photography and learning new things.

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CaSt ALVARO ORLANDO. . . . . . ANTHONY COTAQUISPE MOLLY CRANNA . . . . . . . SHANNON MEISLER SEAN MCBRIDE . . . . . . . . . JAKE WHITEHEAD JAMES MCCARTHY . . . . . . . . . . . GIO BUENO KATE LYNN ABIGAIL . . . OVERTLY DRUNK GIRL JOE LARA . . . . . . . . . . . . BOTANICA OWNER MATTHEW CUEN . . . . . . . LITTLE ANTHONY ALEKSANDRA KAMINSKA . . RECEPTIONIST

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Elise Renee Holowicki ProdUCerS: Joseph Ross Halegua Bryan Mosko CinematoGraPher: Alexander Dobbs editor: Jennifer Piponnian ProdUCtion deSiGner: Tyler Jensen SoUnd deSiGner: Matthew Schwartz mUSiC ComPoSer: Michael Bulanti firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Daniel Kaufman CreW: Osnat Kishlanski, Ntsikelelo McCall, Kieran Hair, Greg Johnson, Samantha Escobar, Shane McLoughlin, Graham Wade, Eric Correia, Adam Correia, Abiel Bruhn, Wes Thayer, Jordan Black, Kelsey Gillespie, Danny Zeff, Ketih Tonini, Alex Moavini


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Born and raised in New York, Michael has been obsessed with film since early childhood. As a teen, he studied at the New York Film Academy. At Chapman, he’s written and directed narrative shorts, blending vérité realism with comedy and drama. His 2009 short, Royalty Free, has received high praise most recently at the 2009 Bend Film Festival and the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival. This year, Michael had the honor of interning for the monologue writers on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.

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Ren is a middle-aged Italian-American with a condition known as Intermittent Explosive Disorder, or IED. Whenever Ren feels slightly annoyed, agitated, or upset, he cannot stop himself from impulsively “exploding” into fits of rage. His psychiatrist prescribes heavy doses of mood-stabilizing drugs to mellow him out, but Ren has grown sick and tired of being dependent on having to pop pills every day to function normally in society. Today, he’s decided to completely stop taking his mood stabilizers, with the hope of finding self-control on his own terms. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Born and raised in North Hollywood, Calif., Kristen’s passion for production began early on and continued to grow throughout high school. As a Television Production major, she has been heavily involved in both the film and television departments at Dodge College. Her producing credits thus far include five short films and the 2010 Cecil Awards Show. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career as a producer of narrative television or independent films.

Contact: kristenschreck@gmail.com or 818.606.7510

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Running time: 20 minutes. CaSt VAL LAUREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REN BETHANY THERESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANGIE BARBER ALI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SALMAN PHIL SCARPACI . . . . . . . . . . PSYCHIATRIST GARY LOBLAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KID BRIAN SINGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BAD COP JAY CAPUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WORSE COP TED MCLEAN . . . . FAST FOOD EMPLOYEE

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Michael Bernstein ProdUCer: Kristen Schreck CinematoGraPher: Yuki Noguchi editor: Lauren McKeithan ProdUCtion deSiGner: Kieran Hair SoUnd deSiGner: Lauren McKeithan firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Hector Padilla CreW: Costume Designer – Sara Fox / Make-up Artist – Ali Arams, Rain Fingerhut / Visual Effects Supervisor – James Brady / Line Producer – Marc Schuller / Unit Production Manager – Cristian Quintero / 2nd Assistant Directors – Mike Agnew, Abiel Bruhn, Teeny Stillings / Additional 1st Assistant Director – Robby Himmenbaugh / Script Supervisor – Casey Mcclelland / 1st Assistant Camera – Bryant Jansen, Ian Barbella / 2nd Assistant Camera – Kelly Gil / Additional 1st Assistant Camera – Paulina Bryant, Adam Correia / Gaffer – Drew Moe/Key Grip – Christopher Donnelley / Best Boy – Andrew Finch / Best Boy Electric – Christopher Rickard / Electrician – Kyle Good / Additional Gaffer – Andre Herrera / Additional Best Boy – Eddie Granado / Dolly Grip – Kira Tamagawa / Grip – Rafael Cobos / Sound Mixers – Matt Kendrick, Emily Huston / Boom Operator – Alex Ma / Set Teacher – Denise Davis /Set Photographer – Michael Asplund


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Rachael Loftis is graduating with a B.F.A in Film Production. Born in Texas but raised in Denver, Colorado, she first planned to become an animator, but was then inspired to study filmmaking in 2001 and took her first video production class in junior high. She took all the video production classes that her high school offered. Upon graduation, she applied to Chapman University, her first school of choice. After applying to Dodge College five times, she was finally accepted in 2008. Plans for after school are to gain enough hours to enter the Local 600, as a Camera Assistant, as well as attend UC Fullerton to obtain a Masters in Kinesiology.

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Contact: lofti101@mail.chapman.edu or 714.280.2606

Six years ago Detective Devlin lost his daughter Megan when supernatural forces possessed her friend Natalie. Now the forces have returned, and Devlin has no choice but to seek Natalie’s help. Running time: 15 minutes. CaSt

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THOMAS FISCELLA. . . . . . . . . DETECTIVE DEVLIN ANGELA RYSKIEWICZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NATALIE LEAH LYONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MEGAN BRYNN SAMMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHLOE MADISON LEISLE . . . . . . . . . . . YOUNG CHLOE MARK MCCLAIN WILSON . . . OFFICER BALFOUR

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Christian Polsinelli is graduating with a B.F.A. in Film Production, and a minor in Advertising. He was born and raised in New York City, and has wanted to be involved in production since he was ten years old. At Chapman, Christian has produced several senior thesis films, but over the years has realized that his heart lies in television. After he graduates, Christian plans on pursuing a career in producing television, specializing in live television.

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Rachael Loftis ProdUCer: Christian Polsinelli CinematoGraPher: Ryan Weeda editor: Victor Lee ProdUCtion deSiGner: Tyler Jensen SoUnd deSiGner: Reese Miller firSt aSSiStant direCtor: David Gunther CreW: Savannah Auch, Alex Baker, Kyle Bjordahl, Robyn Buchanan, Sarah Chichester, Melissa Fisher, Greg Fonda, Jenny Hou, Sunil Kapoor, Erin Mitchell, Adam Nelson, Andrew Ritter, Daniel Schade, Lorinne Turner


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Andrew Manzella is first and foremost a student of story; believing in the Chapman University’s mantra, the “story is king.” As his career has advanced at Dodge College he’s learned that a king is only as good as his characters. Choosing to spend his last semester of college in Australia, Andrew has decided to further his studies in acting and character.

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Come What may Come What May is a series of dance performances. Each sequence is performed on a stage before an audience. Each dance tells its own story.

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WILL KASSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AMANTE ANNIE CHERNECKY . . . . . . . . . . MUJER AMANTE GINA BENAMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEMALE ARGENTINE TANGO DANCER GERMAN ROSSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MALE ARGENTINE TANGO DANCER VIVI THOMASI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FEMALE FLAMENCO DANCER

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Andrew Manzella ProdUCer: Matthew Morelli CinematoGraPher: David Libertella editor: Danny Pugh ProdUCtion deSiGner: Lizzy Iverson SoUnd deSiGner: Greg Barton firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Wesley Thayer CreW: Thanks to everyone who worked on this project.


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Originally from Iowa, Michigan, Washington, Arizona, Oregon and California in that order, Ben has studied film and television for four years in the film school. He wrote and directed three short films during his junior and senior years. In addition to myriad other film projects, he’s spent most of his senior year writing and acting in Nightcap at Chapman. He has also completed internships with Paramount Pictures and with Electric Farm Entertainment, a web series production company in Santa Monica.

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A screenwriter with lofty ambitions is forced to settle for writing terrible horror movies to support his wife and unborn child. He is suddenly killed and finds himself in Hell where he is must submit to an ironic punishment: to live the rest of his existence in one of his own terrible movies. Running time: 16 minutes.

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CaSt CLINT MORRISON . . . . . . . . . DANNY CALDWELL STEPHANI DRAPEAU . . . . . . . KATE CALDWELL TYLER CHERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAN GARY CANAVELLO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OBADIAH MARIA OLSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEZEBEL CHRIS DORMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEDEDIAH CHAD HAMBLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EZEKIEL

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direCtor: Ben Lupinetti SCreenWriterS: Austin Sheeley Ben Lupinetti ProdUCer: Melissa Izbicki CinematoGraPher: Sujit Anand editor: Casey McClelland ProdUCtion deSiGner: Erin Mitchell SoUnd deSiGner: Alex Ma firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Arian Harandi CreW: Konish Dutta, Burcu Gucuk, Meggie Malloy, Lindsay Rappaport, Angelica, Bartolomei Edmonds, Kiko Suura, Jose Bedoya, Marc Cunningham, David Dunn, Jasper Korneitchock, Elliot Frahs, Paul Bobadilla, Joe Nehme, Alan Litteneker, Catherine McGourdy, Maya Levy, Kristin Parker, Eliana Moreno, Samson Collins, Denisse Gutierrez, Sam Situmorang, Stuart Hursch, Jocelyn Chang


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don’t Let me doWn Davy is given a mission by his mob father to transport a mysterious package. Only one problem: Davy is an idiot. For the first time ever, he's given the chance to live his dream. In way over his head, with the FBI trailing him, and his brothers trying to steal the package, Davy has to decide how far he is willing to go to prove his worth.

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Contact: andrewjmerrill@yahoo.com or 650.575.5427

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Knowing he wanted to direct since he was a freshman in high school, Andrew has been actively working in the medium for years. After giving up work as a wedding videographer, he interned at Samuel Goldwyn while filming his Advanced Production. He has been involved in numerous Chapman productions in a broad spectrum of positions, from script supervisor on the Senior Thesis Film “Mr. Cynic,” to assistant director for the independent senior thesis “Most Dangerous Game”. Most recently Andrew directed “SNAFU” written by “Don’t Let Me Down” screenwriter Clay Keller.

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ANDRE BOLOURCHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAVY CHARLES IACUZZO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FRED CLAY KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ROY DEREK SCHRECK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLYDE WALTER HYMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FATHER DACK EMERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE MAN RENE ARREOLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EL JEFE

direCtor: Andrew Merrill ProdUCer: Clay Keller ProdUCer: Riley Hayes CinematoGraPher: Kyle Dykes editor: Peter Harvey ProdUCtion deSiGner: Kristen Maloney SoUnd deSiGner: Jack Litchfield firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Alex Exline CreW: Colin Stice, Robert Campbell, Margarett King, Jason Boninger, Devon Richtmeyer, Danielle Beintema, CJ Arnesen, Patrick Kerrigan, Mark Liu, Josh Karpel, Erin Mitchell, Amy Schwartz, Britt Keller, Sara Weinberg, Rachel Goldfarb, Shauna Itzen, Taryn Stickrath, Laurin Schrieber, Allie Del Franco, Shannon Frieser


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Abiel Bruhn became interested in filmmaking at a very young age. He completed three feature-length screenplays before coming to Chapman. Abiel has worked professionally for Orion Multimedia, IM Global Films, and Riveting Entertainment. At the Cannes Film Festival, he worked in the Marché du Film for IM Global. Abiel values quality of performance over all other aspects of filmmaking, and considers strong acting to be the only guarantee of a successful film.

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Katherine Ackland is a single mother who suffers from a rare form of paranoid schizophrenia. When her delusions cause her to violently attack her young son Brady, she loses custody of him. In order to retain care of her son, she submits to a bizarre psychiatric experiment instituted by Dr. Swenor and her eerily calm associate The Nurse. The experiment has the two-fold effect of isolating the paranoid, distrusting part of her brain and then alternately activating or suppressing it, creating two independent personas. As Katherine yearns to live peacefully with her son, she must decide if it is her treatment or her own psyche that is holding her back. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Christine Stillings is graduating with a B.F.A. in Television/Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Advertising. Introduced to classic films and television at a very young age,she spent the majority of her college career working on set, eventually finding her niche in writing and producing. During summers she has interned for the Traverse City Film Festival, Imageworks Entertainment International, and Balance Vector Productions. Christine produced both Beard the Lion and Anchor, while also writing and creating the story for Anchor.

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Running time: 18 minutes. CaSt DEANNA NOE. . . . . . KATHERINE ACKLAND KRISTIN CAREY . . . . . . . . . . DR. SWENOR KEVIN ASHWORTH . . . . . . . . . THE NURSE MATTHEW LEVY . . . . . . . BRADY ACKLAND

direCtor: Abiel Bruhn SCreenWriterS: Teeny Stillings Abiel Bruhn ProdUCerS: Melissa Izbicki Teeny Stillings CinematoGraPher: Scotty G. Field editor: Craig Orsland ProdUCtion deSiGner: Alexandra Pomerance SoUnd deSiGner: Matt Schwartz firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Kristen Schreck CreW: Jonno Cohn, John Rocco, Ntsikelelo McCall, Mike Agnew, Heidi Ramee, Samantha Escobar, Denise Davis, Cristian Quintero, John Cha, Libby Green, Rob Himebaugh, Matt Diamond, Albert Vasquez, Freddy Bourbon, Chris Cuthbert, James Geyer


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Hailing from Chicago, Tyler has been making films since the age of 12. At age 15 he filmed and edited concert films for his father’s company Dean Guitars, including the last interview with legendary guitarist Dimebag Darrell. While at Boston University, Tyler directed the short Shutter, winning Best Film of Boston University at Campus Movie Fest. In 2007 he transferred to Chapman University where he wrote and directed the short film Faceless. Tyler has interned for various productions over the past few years including TV series Entourage and Californication in addition to a documentary production company in Madrid. Tyler aims to continue a career in directing after graduation from Chapman.

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Life. Death. What’s it all for? This is the question that Daniel Baker must answer for himself when his attempted suicide is delayed by a chance encounter with a fellow suicidal on the Golden Gate Bridge. For weeks, Daniel has toyed with the idea of death, but now that he has actually mustered up the courage to step onto the ledge, he is challenged by this mysterious man to spice things up on his way out. Rather than opting for a cliché death, the man proposes the two go out with a bang.

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Contact: indifilms1@gmail.com or 847.400.7033

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A native of Los Angeles County, Cristian Quintero came to Chapman with directing in mind; however, after taking the Production Set Management class his interest shifted to producing. While at Dodge, Cristian has worked on several Chapman films as Locations Manager, UPM, and Line Producer among other key roles. Cristian leaves Chapman with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a Minor in Advertising. In addition, Cristian completed two diverse films — Beard the Lion and The European Son — that have broaden his outlook on the filmmaking process.

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Running time: 20 minutes.

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CaSt JOE HENDRIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIEL BAKER BARRY LEVINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE MAN GENA SHAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALLISON ROSS TURNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STUART ROGER RIGNACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NED STU CHASE . . . . . . . . . STREET GUITARIST

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Tyler Zelinsky ProdUCer: Cristian Quintero CinematoGraPher: Jason Wittenberg editor: Joseph Wright ProdUCtion deSiGner: Roxanne Mobley SoUnd deSiGner: Bob Burton firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Luis Estrada Unit ProdUCtion manaGer: Missy Laney CreW: James Nguyen, Leanne Mobley, Alex Gaeta, Erin Larsen, Krystal Dukes, Cody Peterson, Craig Orsland, Alfredo Lopez, Hector Padilla, Daniel Leviton, Alexis Villa, Eileen Dailey, Kevin Hinman, Erik Bianchi, Allen Lui, Marc Schuller, Diego Flores, Niels Lindelien, Camille Banham, Mike Baranger, Andrew Beherns


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Since the death of his wife, Leon S. Potts has taken it upon himself to keep their house immaculate — just as she would. One day, Leon discovers a depressed knot in the floorboards. He nudges it slightly and it pops out. Intent on keeping the house in perfect order, he removes all of the floorboards only to discover a giant, bottomless hole in the ground. Despite all of his efforts, he cannot fix the hole. In fact, with each effort to get rid of it, his house ends up messier than before. Should he move on, leaving his house and the memories attached to it behind, or fight this unstoppable force that has already undermined the foundation of his home? ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Running time: 20 minutes. CaSt GREGORY BACH . . . . . . . . LEON S. POTTS MICHELLE JOYNER . . . . . . . . . ELIZABETH SOPHIE SERRAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KYLIE

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Keith Tonini ProdUCer: Melissa Izbicki CinematoGraPher: Tashi Trieu editor: Anna Crane ProdUCtion deSiGner: Alec Contestabile SoUnd deSiGner: Mitch McIntire firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Alex Exline CreW: Ben Lupinetti, Arian Herandi, Julia Reschan, Devon Richtmeyer, Jon Bruno, Molly Wagner, Ryan Walton, Alfred Espino, David Gibb, Jonathan Bruno, Erik Hustad, Greg Cotton, Kasra Shokravi, Bobby Moser, Brant Hansen, Kristen Morales, Chris Mello, Joseph Halegua, Lauren Nodland, Peter Gould, Kelsey Gillespie, Johnny Tonini, Susan Tonini, Ron Tonini, Amanda Faber, Rose Locatelli, Jean Erikson


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Raymond Cinemato (Pechan-Chavez) began his storytelling career drawing pictures as a child. He made his first films while in middle school in his home-town of Huntington Beach, California. Raymond is quickly expanding his directorial career, seeking strong character-driven films that balance mass appeal with unconventional views of ‘conventional ideology.’ Raymond co-owns the independent production company JaR Productions and was formerly an employee of his local fire department. Raymond’s film, 1:03AM, has screened nationally as an official selection of 8+ film festivals. He had the honor of being a Student Academy Award Semi-Finalist and a featured artist in the Laguna Art Exhibition.

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Kaitlyn, a young and damaged girl struggling with her need for the support of others, is whisked away from a disturbing relationship with her step-father by her young boyfriend, Clyde. This journey takes Kaitlyn to a strange land, separating her from her boyfriend, and everything she knows. With no one to turn to and surrounded by the most hostile environment, the delicate, insecure, and innocent young girl must race against time in order to reach the only escape before it seals for an eternity, leaving both her and Clyde to be hunted by all the armies of Hell...

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Running time: 28 minutes. CaSt LAURA DOROTHY HUGHES . . . . . . KAITLYN GEORGE STUMPF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ETHAN DANNY WORTHEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLYDE MICAH MAYELL . . . . . . . . . . . THE DRIFTER JOHN WILHOVSKY. . . . THE STEP-FATHER CHRISTOPHER AUGUSTUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THE PROFESSOR / SLAVE SERAFINA PECHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESTRANGED BLIND WOMAN MARK MITCHELL . . . . . . . . . . . MALE SLAVE LILA BASSIOR . . . . . . . . . . . FEMALE SLAVE

direCtor: Raymond Cinemato SCreenWriterS: Raymond Cinemato Christopher Augustus ProdUCerS: Raymond Cinemato Joseph Cinemato Renée Mignosa CinematoGraPher: Yuki Noguchi editor: Alberto Jamous ProdUCtion deSiGner: Maya Levy SoUnd deSiGner: Eliot Lash firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Andre Herrera CreW: Isabella Pechan, Niccolo Ceccarelli, Serafina Pechan, Christina Pechan, Andrew Finch, Benjamin Smith, Antonio Lepore, Eddie Granado, Kevin Rayford, Michael Jacks, Kelly Gill, Lila Bassior, Mark Mitchell, Matthew Kennedy, Bianca Jo Rodriguez Schneider, Bryant Jansen, Kyle Good, David Gunther, John Tokington, Kait Macknick, James Ramsay, Tomotada Takeda, Christa Watkins, Brett Wharton, Steven Bess, Chris Rickard, Ryan Walton, Justin Aguirre, Christina Wong, Katrina Klein, Aaron Conway, Brian Ramirez, Matthew Reed III, Carlos Flores, Nathan Kennedy, Greg Cotten, Luan Evans


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Manuel has been excited by the power of storytelling from a young age. In high school he became involved in theatre and he wrote, produced, and directed his first play by his senior year. While at Chapman University, he has learned to expand his narratives to fully realized film productions. He now utilizes sound, visuals, and performances to bring a story to life on the silver screen. As a director Manuel has made three films, but Go is his most ambition project yet.

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Adam “Rush” Fuller is a small-town swimmer learning to cope with the pressures of striving to become an Olympian. When his agent advises him to drop out of a major swim meet hosted by his hometown to focus on the Olympic trials, Adam’s loyalty to his team and town come into question. Adam must make the tough decision of whether to risk his chance at sponsorships or to represent his town in a national meet. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Hailing from southern Virginia, Jessica Phillips’ involvement in the arts began in the theater when she was five years old. Since moving to California, she has worked on over twenty-five student films and further developed her passion for producing. In 2008, she was a finalist in the Fox/MySpace Storyteller Challenge, as well as a semi-finalist in Cyan’s First Cut Film Series. She has completed internships with Arclight Films, Fall Out Entertainment, and Temple Hill Entertainment. She is particularly interested in action, adventure, crime, and epic films.

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CaSt TYLER CHERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . ADAM FULLER MICHAEL MASSEI . . . . . . . . . GRANT FULLER MIKE SPIELMANN . . . . . . . . . . . RON DILLON RENATA GREEN-GABER . . CONNIE FULLER GREG WILMOT . . . . . . . . . STEVE BENNETT NICOLE PALOMBA . . . . . . . . . . ALEX WADE RODNEY SMITH . . . . . . . . . JACK RUSSELL LINDSEY SHOPE . . . . . REBECCA HOLTON

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Fern Delmar takes care of an old sea captain who’s famous for telling wild adventure stories. Most people around town think he’s just a senile old man, but Fern really enjoys his tall tales. But when Fern finds out that there may be some truth to his stories, she’s suddenly faced with a dilemma. She has to decide whether to stay in the life she’s always known or to drop everything and go on the adventure of a lifetime with the captain. Which will she choose?

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Daniel Leviton, a Southern California native, has always had an interest in movies. He is thrilled to have had the opportunity to learn and grow as a filmmaker during his time at Chapman University. The Greatest Adventure will be his final film at Chapman. This project, along with his previous works, Eve and Adam and The Dummy Show, exemplifies Daniel’s desire to create unique characters and fantastical stories. After graduating, he hopes to be able to continue to write and direct films that stay true to his whimsical style.

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Christian Polsinelli is graduating with a B.F.A. in Film Production, and a minor in Advertising. He was born and raised in New York City, and has wanted to be involved in production since he was ten years old. At Chapman, Christian has produced several senior thesis films, but over the years has realized that his heart lies in television. After he graduates, Christian plans on pursuing a career in producing television, specializing in live television.

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CaSt DAVID SCHROEDER . . CAPTAIN STOCKHOLM KIMBERLY SUIDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FERN MARK ARNOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ARCH RON ELLIOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FLANNAGIN CAROLINE LANGFORD . . . . . . . MERCEDES JOSH CRUZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CARRICK JAMES LOREN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QUAY

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Daniel Leviton ProdUCer: Christian Polsinelli CinematoGraPher: Jessee Dietch editor: Matt Prouty ProdUCtion deSiGner: Jacob Johnston SoUnd deSiGner: Jordan Eusebio firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Jack Brungardt CreW: Daniella Beintema, Robin Buchanan, Kai De Mello-Folsom, Kyle Dykes, Margaret King, Robert McMickle, Kip Parra, Billy Peake, Sam Price-Waldman, Natalie Testa, Lexi Vanni, Zach Wechter


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the henChman Jason Bell is starting his first night as a security guard at the successful LOKI corporation — Blissfully unaware of the fact that LOKI’s CEO is a super-villain with world domination on his to-do list. Oh, and tonight just happens to be the night they blow up the UN.

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David Gunther is a native of Minnesota, and has always been passionate about storytelling. He made his first foray into filmmaking in high school, when he directed a feature length movie on mini DV. He has made several ambitious short films while at Chapman and enjoys taking on new challenges with every project he completes. He is also an accomplished fight choreographer, and had a lot of fun designing the fights for The Henchman. David has interned at several companies, including Focus Features at NBC/Universal, and is looking forward to working professionally in the film industry.

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From the time Will could hold a camera he was casting his friends and family to be in his movies. As a producer, he has experienced and overcome a fair share of challenges. He’s worked hands on with films from the first stages of production all the way through seeing the final result on the big screen. Making films over the years has allowed him to become a leader, artist, caterer, accountant, scuba diver, translator, and composer among other things. For him, nothing is more exciting than realizing a vision that people are deeply emotionally invested in.

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: David Gunther ProdUCer: William Bradley Walsh CinematoGraPher: Robyn Buchanan editor: Austin Sheeley ProdUCtion deSiGner: Michael Sasso SoUnd deSiGner: Reece Miller firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Andrew Ritter CreW: Jessica Phillips, Ariel Fisher, Boa Simon, Daniel Schade, Chris Pritzlaff, Jeanette Sanker, Kelle Leonard, Genna Ford, Grant Olin, Chelsea Pickens, Alyssa Lopez, Koriel Kruer, Ben Kepner, Lizzy Iverson, Chip Mefford, Sam Situmaranh, Jenny Hou, Kevin Rayford, Tony Banando, David Libertella, , Savannah Auch, Alfredo Lopez, Danny Tseng, Joseph Cinemato, James Parker, Sunil Kapoor, Robb Rosenfeld Jake Ediger, Ben Lupinetti, Karina Nahai, Jorge Coco Moore, Arjun Prakash, Hector Padilla, Joren Anderson, Colin MacDonald, Ian Clark-Daugherty, Alex Portin, Brian White, Aubrey Davis


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hoP to it A mother kangaroo finds her first attempts to teach her joey to hop unsuccessful. After several tries, she gives up hope. The joey, easily distracted, spots a hungry meerkat struggling for a fruit high on tree branch just out of reach. His efforts to retrieve it inadvertently teaches the curious joey to hop. But will their interaction, seemingly misunderstood by the mother, cause more problems than it solves?

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Matt Pollard is graduating with a B.F.A. in Digital Arts and a minor in Music. Born and raised in Southern California, Matt began studying percussion at the age of ten, soon after adding piano and guitar to his repertoire. His training in animation, however, is relatively new. In the summer of 2009, Matt completed an internship at Nickelodeon Animation Studios. Hop To It is the first short film to which Matt has contributed his talent and training in animation and music composition. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in music and sound recording.

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Originally from Colorado, Michael fell in love with movies after watching Lord of the Rings in the 6th grade, discovering film as an area of study in high school. After coming to Chapman, Michael became passionate about design and motion graphics and has worked as a title and credit artist on several Chapman films. He has completed design internships with Rock Harbor Church and the YWCA of Central Orange County. Michael hopes to pursue a career in graphic design after spending a year abroad teaching English in France.

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into the LiGht Jasper Harris never questioned whether or not he believed in ghosts. He’s always known they existed. In fact, he used to hunt them. Now he’s a renegade, hiding out in an old house, a troubled soul who knows too much. When ghosts show up on his doorstep looking for his help, he must decide whether or not it’s worth it to risk his life for someone who’s already dead.

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Brent St. Mary grew up in the Midwestern town of Waukesha, Wisconsin. He came to California with little knowledge of the filmmaking process. He quickly took a liking to writing and directing, and is interested in working on mainstream live-action and animated feature films. He has interned with IM Global, an international distribution company, and DreamWorks Animation. In the summer of 2009, he was chosen to direct the film Ordinary Strangers for Dodge College’s South Korea Cross-Cultural exchange program.

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Jay started doing movies in San Jose, Calif. When he realized they weren’t very good, he moved to Southern California to see if the change of scenery would improve his craft. While his first love is directing, Jay has been unfaithful and enjoys producing, writing, and casting as well. He looks forward to bringing Violets are Blue to the big screen.

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CaSt ERIC JORGENSON . . . . . . . . . JASPER HARRIS JILLIAN EASTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DARIELLE MONA GILLEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JANE

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Brent St. Mary ProdUCer: Jay Raja CinematoGraPher: Niko Wiesnet editor: Adrienne Lozoya ProdUCtion deSiGner: Vicky Hsu SoUnd deSiGner: A.J. Lepore firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Ben Cole CreW: Erin Larson, Josh Wolk, Alex Portin, Vera Haddaway, Spencer Smith, Hayden Dingman, Andrew Brinkhaus, Trevor Wineman, Matt Perez, Elliot Balsley, Alex Curran, Brett Wharton, Millie Zandi, Alex Gaeta


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the kneaded hero Cliff is a pizza delivery man by day, a guitar shredder of the highest order by night. He knows his band, Isengard, is on the edge of greatness. However, no one else in the world seems to think so. When running into a high school rival on a delivery, he realizes traditional life goals may be more fulfilling than arpeggio sweeps on his beloved guitar, Dr. Shred. His band mates, Shonna and Keith, try to keep Cliff from quitting but when an unforeseeable tragedy occurs, the future of the band and his career as a guitar player are in jeopardy. When all seems doomed, the metal gods smile upon Cliff and present him with a means to regain what was lost. However, the gift from the gods is only guidance, not the solution. Cliff must challenge fate, reclaim his lost heavy metal thunder, and lead a life that is fulfilling to him.

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Alexis Villa hails from Santa Ana, Calif. Born and raised in Southern California, he has been active in the local music scene, filming bands and making skateboard films from a very young age. At Chapman, Alexis has been the audio designer for an award-winning short film, was named most innovative DJ at Chapman Radio, and continues to film the most cutting-edge local Americana, rock and metal acts. He has completed an internship with Nickelodeon Animation Studios and currently interns with Krasnoff/Foster Productions in Hollywood. His plan for the future is to earn a living making rock comedies, music documentaries, and concert films.

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Trent McGee grew up just twenty minutes from Chapman University in Irvine, CA. As a child, Trent visited Chapman to watch his older sister dance in Memorial Hall. Little did he know that one day he would be a graduate of Chapman University. At seven years of age, Trent was in a serious car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Shortly after the accident, Jane Seymour and James Keach befriended Trent. These two individuals encouraged him to go into the film industry saying, “There is nothing I do that you can’t do.” This seed they planted took many years to germinate, but today that seed is beginning to bloom.

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Alexis Singh Villa ProdUCer: Trent McGee CinematoGraPher: Taylor Mahony editor: Natalia Pleshivtseva ProdUCtion deSiGner: Christina Wong SoUnd deSiGner: Thomas Ouziel firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Luis Estrada CreW: Angelica Edmonds, Alex Ma, Alfonso Estrada , Anna Lund, Brendan Mitchell, Chip Mefford, Chris Bristow, Christina Wong, Eric Crepeau, Gram Wade, Hannah D’Angerio, Hayden Dingman, Joe Gabay, John Frigillana, Julie Davis, Kieran Hair, Krystal Dukes, Natalia Pleshivtseva, Rena Cheng, Rosie Roch, Scott Kan, Scott Sanborn, Thomas Ouizel, Tony Johnson, Will DaRosa, William Peake


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the LaSt man StandinG Private Kurt Phillips is trapped below ground in a selfsustaining nuclear missile silo with no contact from the outside world. His future looks bleak until another soldier in similar circumstances, Johnny Converse, breaks in. The only problem is that Johnny’s been in isolation for a long time and his brain isn’t quite firing on all cylinders. Kurt has to get past Johnny’s dementia before either can mount an escape.

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In 2005 Parker Howell started his film career writing and co-directing Driven, a short film that made it into the Phoenix Film Festival. In 2006 he was a finalist in the Chapman Science Fair with his Short Range Carbon Dioxide Ballistics Generator. His painting entitled “Ninja Hunter Bear” took Best In Show at the Fall 2007 Chapman Art Show, and in 2009 he was given the New Member Programming Award for his work with Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Outside of class he’s worked for Park&Co., Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation, Newline Cinema, and Universal Studios.

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Paul Quinn is a native of Las Vegas, Nev. After graduating from Bishop Gorman High School Paul attended Chapman University where his passion came to life as he majored in film production. Paul has worked on countless student films in many capacities, worked for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as an assistant editor, and has produced documentaries for the Nevada Conservation League. In Fall 2008, Paul studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. After graduation Paul will head home to Las Vegas and work as a producer on a syndicated political program, Face to Face, while working towards his M.B.A. at UNLV.

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CaSt JOE BOHN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KURT PHILLIPS DON DANIELSON . . . . . . . . JOHNNY CONVERSE JON RICHARD LEWIS . . . . . . . . . . . . EL CAPITAN ROWENA SUMNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CARMEN JASSON FINNEY . . . . . ROGER, CHIEF OF POLICE STACY SNYDER . . TASHA, THE NAUGHTY NURSE JAMIE RASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TEACHER

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Parker Howell ProdUCer: Paul Quinn CinematoGraPher: Margaret King editor: Peter Harvey ProdUCtion deSiGner: Liz Fiacco Lauren Gragg SoUnd deSiGner: Lauren Bedard firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Will Walsh CreW: 2nd A.D.: Corey Musselman, 2nd A.D.: Myka Priela, Production Assistant: Snook Chaipornvadee, Production Assistant: Stephanie Noel, Gaffer: Jordan Raabe, Best Boy: Micha Newman, Grip: Cambria Wassell, Grip: Jaci Acebo, Grip: David Markun, Grip: David Funkhouser, Grip: Patrick Dawn, Grip: Sam Price, Camera Operator: Alex Dobbs, 1st A.C.: Devon Richtemeyer, 2nd A.C.: Jason Boninger, Sound Recordist: Jonno Cohn, Boom Operator: Colin Lupe, Boom Operator: Mark Liu, Wardrobe: Rena Cheng, Prop Master: Billy Peake


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Jennifer Hanks was introduced to the film community growing up in Portland, Ore., where she worked as an education assistant with the NW Film Center during their numerous summer camps for kids and teens. Coming to Chapman University to continue an education in filmmaking, Jennifer found her Intermediate Production All You Can Eat and her Advanced Production Book Bound have helped her sharpen her skills as a comedic storyteller.

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Less to Pack is an edgy comedy about a bitter teenager, Kristin, frustrated with living at home with her self-serving mother, Lynn. In the midst of moving to another house, Lynn wants Kristin to meet Rick, Lynn’s new and unappealing boyfriend at a family dinner. In an act of retaliation Kristin invites a homeless man, Chris, whom she met when he was panhandling, under the pretense of bringing a nice boy home. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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CaSt ALEXANDRA MALEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KRISTIN DONNIE FOUGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS RENATA GREEN-GABER . . . . . . . . . . . . . LYNN JOHN HENRY WHITAKER . . . . . . . . . . . . RICK WYATT BIESSEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHN

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Jennifer Hanks ProdUCer: Riley Hayes CinematoGraPher: Kiko Suura editor: Josh Karpel ProdUCtion deSiGner: Laura Sands SoUnd deSiGner: Isaiah Allekotte firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Nick Conedera CreW: Alex Garland, Ben Kepner, Daniel Molayem, David Dunn, Eric Davies, Gabby Cohen, Hillary Cunin, Jack Hooker, Jocelyn RC, Joseph Pechan-Chavez, Krystal Dukes, Lesley Palfreyman, Liz Fowler, Lizzy Iverson, Meggie Malloy, Morgan Clay, Owen Schwartzbard, Raymond Cinemato, Sam Escobar, Sujit Anand, Tori Dumke


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From San Dimas, California, Tara Hernandez caught the film school bug when her second grade teacher told her she had “great intuition and a knack for entertaining.” It was her intuition that led her to film school, and eventually into the director's chair. Outside of film school, Tara has worked for Warner Bros. studios, director Ridley Scott, and Creative Artists Agency. Tara was honored to direct Make Believer, a film she believes will make audiences laugh, cry and remember a time when they were just trying to figure it all out.

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One step away from being accepted into the Christian Youth Ministry, Izzy Thomas’ faith is tested when she learns that she was born three years before her parents were married. Under the scrutiny of her devout parents, Izzy struggles with the idea that her life could be one giant accident. Navigating the tangles of adolescence, morality and 8th grade biology, the film follows Izzy and her bra-stuffing BFF, Tabitha, as they try to make some sense of it all.

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Marissa Moffitt is graduating with a B.A. in public relations and advertising but has always had a love for film. Recently, she began seeing film production as a possible future career. Chapman has allowed her the opportunity to balance and integrate PR, film, and leadership. Using her artistic talents, academic pursuits, and natural capabilities she has collaborated on several undergraduate and graduate films including producing both Doctor Schneider and Make Believer. She plans to continue being involved in film production and integrating her passion and creativity into her future endeavors.

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CaSt KATLIN MASTANDREA . . . . . . . IZZY THOMAS SARAH DE LA ISLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TABITHA MICHAEL MASSEI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FATHER C. ASHLEIGH CALDWELL . . . . . . . MOTHER JODI HARRISON . . . . . . . . . . . . AUNT RUTH GREGG LAWRENCE . . . . . . PASTOR DAVID

direCtor: Tara Hernandez SCreenWriter: Bryce Carlson ProdUCer: Marissa Moffitt CinematoGraPher: Allen Liu editor: Charlie Back ProdUCtion deSiGner: Jacob Johnston SoUnd deSiGner: Eric Day firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Rachel Skidmore CreW: Michael Asplund, Andrew Behrens, Jonathan Bruno, Paulina Bryant, Tristan Borys, Nathan Carrington, Rafael Cobos, Ben Cox, Denise Davis, Eliza Engle, Nick Erickson, Jean Erikson, Sara Fox, Diego Guillermo Flores, Matthew Charles Hall, MaryAnn Hernandez, Nicholas Hernandez, Steve Hernandez, Susie Hernandez, Samer Iman, Matt Jekowsky, Niels Lindelien, Ali Magee, Brianna Moffitt, Linda Moffitt, Mark Moffitt, Sienna Moffitt, Maia Nakashima, Adam Nelson, James Nguyen, John Norris, Nader Owies, Cody Peterson, Alicia Pharris, Mark Powell, James Pratt, Grant Reed, Kathleen Schultze, Teeny Stillings, Daniel Viramontes, Molly Wagner, Bret Watkins


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marvin, iBo, and GUS Marvin, Ibo, and Gus are on the hunt. However, Ibo’s foolish and venturous actions quickly turn the hunt into a rescue. Will Marvin and Gus save him?

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David Helman is a Southern California native. David found his passion for filmmaking while attending Saddleback Community College and has continued to sharpen his skills as a storyteller at Dodge College. David has dedicated his career to creating a wide range of thought-provoking films. Having worked on dozens of sets at many different capacities, he found his passion in crafting stories from conception to the screen.

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The Missionaries follows three Mormons two weeks after their Elder is sent back home from their mission in Mexico. Run out of town and lost in the middle of the desert, the three now struggle to find the nearest border town... Laredo. Trying to fill their elder’s shoes, Tobias is constantly mediating between the always negative Mike and the annoyingly devout Ali. As the days go by and the conditions worsen, the three begin to question the purpose of their journey and begin to wonder if they ever helped anybody in the first place.

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Running time: 23 minutes. CaSt CHRISTOPHER WALLINGER . . . . . . TOBIAS WILTON GODFREY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKE YEMI AFOLABI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALI CARINA AVILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARIA RAY CASTRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LUIS ART BONILLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CARLOS BRANT COX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PETER

direCtor: Dave Helman SCreenWriter: Nathaniel Shriver ProdUCer: Chris Bryant CinematoGraPher: Jason Wittenberg editor: Matt Prouty ProdUCtion deSiGner: Micah Embry SoUnd deSiGner: Cody Peterson firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Ian Dalesky CreW: Jason Wittenberg, The Hubble Telescopes, Ericka Concha, James Nguyen, Kristen Schreck, Cody Peterson, Matt Kendrick, Nick Medrud, Alfredo Lopez, Lee De Arakal, Greg Cotten, CK Spitler, Mark Wesseling, Andrew Finch, Micah Embry, Greg Cotten, Andrew Finch


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Paula is from Kansas City, Kan. After college, she intends to stay in the Los Angeles area and continue directing and doing Foley work. She aspires mainly to write and direct films in the adventure genre, to bring an accessible emotional outlet to the screen for audiences of many ages and backgrounds.

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Set in the 1880's, a young woman comes to the west trying to escape her past. She finds friendship and peace, until her own history comes back to haunt her: Molly must choose to make a stand or run for her life. Running time: 18 minutes. CaSt

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Paula DeSeure ProdUCer: Kate Lilly Paula DeSeure CinematoGraPher: Alexander Dobbs editor: Stephanie Solares ProdUCtion deSiGner: Marcus Kaye SoUnd deSiGner: Jack Litchfield firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Andrew Merrill and Grant Stivers CreW: Taylor Gledhill, Nick Troop, David Landon, Adam Corriea, Eric Corriea, Jordan Raabe, Graham Wade, Rosie Roch, Shane McLoughlin, Cambria Wassel, Ryan Wilson, Erin Mitchell, Lesley Palfreymann, Bethany Bunce, Joe Carnegie, Michael Lehr


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From Indiana, Laura was inspired to direct after working on her first two short films, Duke and She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not. She is also attracted to art direction and was the production designer for Less to Pack. After graduating Laura will move to Los Angeles and pursue a career in filmmaking.

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Aida is a Kazakh woman pursuing the American dream. She moves to Los Angeles where instead of moving into an apartment near the hospitality job she is anticipating, she is escorted to a suburban home. Dismissing the confusion as a cultural misunderstanding, she soon discovers the harsh reality--that she was brought to the United States to work in a sex trafficking ring. She befriends one of her counterparts, an elevenyear-old Russian girl and convinces her that they must escape. They begin to plot their getaway.

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Trent McGee grew up just twenty minutes from Chapman University in Irvine, Calif.. As a child, Trent visited Chapman to watch his older sister dance in Memorial Hall. Little did he know that one day he would be a graduate of Chapman University. At seven years of age, Trent was in a serious car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Shortly after the accident, Jane Seymour and James Keach befriended Trent. These two individuals encouraged him to go into the film industry saying, “There is nothing I do that you can’t do.” This seed they planted took many years to germinate, but today that seed is beginning to bloom.

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Running time: 12 minutes. CaSt OLGA KONSTANTULAKIS . . . . . . . . . . . . AIDA MAGGIE LEHMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MURPHY STEVEN JOSEFSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BILL DON DANIELSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHN SAM FISHER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKEY ALEXANDRA LEMOSLE. . . . . . . . . . . OLIVIA ALEXANDRA ABDEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARIA SARAH ROCHELLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KATYA STEPHEN MACDONALD HOWARD . . . . . SLEAZY BUSINESSMAN

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Laura Sands SCreenWriter: Becky Wangberg ProdUCer: Trent McGee CinematoGraPher: Kiko Suura editor: Kaitlyn Taaffe ProdUCtion deSiGner: Raelyn Tepper SoUnd deSiGner: Isaiah Allekotte firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Garance Meillon CreW: Jennifer Hanks, Krystal Dukes, David Dunn, Sujit Anand, Meggie Malloy, Reuben Vollmer, John Torkington, Michael Vayakornvichit, Ben Kepner, Kyle J. Anderson, Alex Garland, Owen Schwartzbard, Morgan Clay, Jocelyn RC, Josh Berman, Kaitlyn Taaffe, Alexandra Pomerance, Allie Del Franco, Cristian Quintero, Michael Thomas Carter, Joel Goldes, Michael Shkolnik, Jordan Eusebio, Jessee Dietch


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nimBLe diGitS Leo Marino is sixteen, and he wants nothing more than to please his girlfriend. Standing in his way is his father Vito--a gynecologist who is convinced his son will contract a venereal disease or impregnate a girl before he’s seventeen--and Leo’s lack of a particular set of...skills. When his friends’ advice proves useless in the matter, Leo’s last resort is his father, and from him Leo learns that there are some things a boy just ought to know.

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Raised in New Hampshire, Michael A. Sasso hopes to make films that subjugate the romantic and romanticize the absurd. Michael has completed internships at Twentieth Century Fox and the independent production company Metal on Metal Productions in Hollywood. His feature screenplay Squeezed was rated in the top 15% of those submitted to the Nichol Fellowship in screenwriting, and he was nominated for a Cecil Award in Production Design for A Fairy’s Tale in 2008. He is a 2010 Knott Scholar.

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Paul Quinn is a native of Las Vegas, Nev. After graduating from Bishop Gorman High School Paul attended Chapman University in Orange, CA. It was there that his passion came to life as he majored in film production. Paul has worked on countless student films in many capacities, worked for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as an assistant editor, and has produced documentaries for the Nevada Conservation League. In Fall 2008, Paul studied abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. After graduation Paul will head home to Las Vegas, NV and work as a producer on a syndicated political program, Face to Face, while working towards his MBA at UNLV. Paul thanks his Dad and Mom for the support and encouragement that allowed him to fulfill his dreams.

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CaSt NAV PARTOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEO MARINO FRANK RADA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VITO MARINO LISA MERKIN . . . . . . . . . . . . KARINA MARINO NICOLE JAVIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIELLE SARAH EISENBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SALLY MIKANDREW PERDARIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . J.J. RECEPTIONIST . . . . . . JENNIFER PEARCE NURSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LORI KELLEY

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Michael A. Sasso ProdUCer: Paul Quinn CinematoGraPher: Eric Corriea editor: Celeste Noreen ProdUCtion deSiGner: Micah Embry SoUnd deSiGner: Ian Clark-Daugherty firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Sam Fazzari CreW: Grant Olin and Casey Adler (music), Will Walsh, Jenny Hou, Katie Valovcin, Parker Howell, Ariel Fisher, Alex Dobbs, Kelly Gill, Adam Corriea, Bud Bennet, Kelle Leonard, Brian White, Jack Hooker, Shane McLoughlin, Genna Ford, Ryan Summersett, Tucker Grindstaff, Ali Arams, Jeanette Sanker, Kelly Mahon, Wesley Crandall, Aaron Watkins, Beth Hubberd, Kiah Jones, Alyssa Lopez, Reece Miller, Koriel Kruer, Victoria Quinn, Hannah Baker.


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Chris Hosch, from La Verne, California, is graduating with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a minor in Leadership and Organizational Studies. Chris’s involvement at Chapman University extended beyond Dodge College as he was a member of Associated Students, Orientation, ExCEL Peer Facilitation, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and several other campus organizations. He would like to travel, teach, and write.

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Tucker, a professional painter, faces the decision of whether or not to meet Larry, his dying father. After talking it over with his young wife, he and his mother go on a road trip to see Larry. As the trip progresses, Tucker learns the truth about his parents’ relationship, finding out that his father left because of him. Once he gathers the courage, Tucker faces Larry in the hospital room and realizes how truly fortunate he is. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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CaSt JOSH WOODLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TUCKER SUSYN DURIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LINDA ASHLEY GLENN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRIDGET JONNY LEWIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LARRY BRIAN CEPONIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MURRAY TYLER CHERMAN . . . . . . . . YOUNG LARRY KATIE GUNDERSON . . . . . . . YOUNG LINDA

direCtor: Chris Hosch SCreenWriterS: Cliff Clinton Chris Hosch ProdUCer: Natalie Testa CinematoGraPher: Kyle Dykes editor: Stephanie Solares ProdUCtion deSiGner: Desiree Montalvo SoUnd deSiGner: Greg Barton firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Jack Brungardt CreW: Ariel Thomas, Jacob Johnston, John Pierce, Jason Boninger, Tim Gerald, Jordan Rabbe, Vick Ravindran, Sari Radecke, Kelsie Gillespie, Patrick Gutman, Josh Crabbe, Mak Liu, Alan Michnoff, James Campbell, Benjamin Hain, Wyatt Biessel, Snook Chaipornvadee


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Grant Olin has worked on many films at Chapman, beginning freshman year when he was still a music major. Eventually he made his way into the Digital Arts program and directed a short stop motion film about a disembodied hand that terrorizes a man in his home. He also really enjoys composing music for films.

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the ordinary Life of BoriS Crane Boris Crane’s baby daughter is kidnapped by a huge mechanical bird and he fights to get her back.

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Last year, Kilo decided to become a Digital Arts Major after finding out about the wonderful world of rigging. He’s still learning, but hopes to get good enough to get a job as a technical artist for a game company. His main passion is competitive gaming and game balance. Contact: akuna100@mail.chapman.edu

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Nick Erickson is from the small city of Manteca in Northern California. His goal is to direct films that tell fun and entertaining stories for audiences of many cultures. In his time at Chapman he was able to direct five action driven movies. In 2009, his location film Here’s to the Hopeless was nominated for three Chapman Cecil Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. After he graduates he plans to move closer to the Los Angeles or Burbank area so he can continue working in his film career.

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Martin Avila has been working as an undercover cop to disrupt the drug trade in the violent area of Palm County. Disgusted by the nature of his profession, he quits his job in order to continue a simple life with his beloved. When elements of his violent past catch up with him, the ability to control his own life is at risk. Running time: 17 minutes.

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Inspired by action films, Adam has always wanted a career in the film industry. This Eagle Scout from Minnesota got his start as a director and anchor on his high school TV show. Since being at Chapman, he has developed an appreciation for all elements of filmmaking. After working in various production roles, he decided to become a producer. So far, he has produced many short films and has developed a strong work ethic. After graduation, Adam plans to pursue his producing career in Los Angeles.

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TREY ROGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARTIN MARK ARNOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GABRIEL NICOLE CHRISTIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NATALIE JOSH CRUZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAMSY CARLO ANGELO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOMMY CHARLES MACEO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHARLIE SERGIO DIAZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSCAR ROBERT RENDEROS . . . . . . . . . . FREDDY

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Nick Erickson ProdUCer: Adam Nelson CinematoGraPher: Allen Liu editor: Eddie Mikasa ProdUCtion deSiGner: Alec Contestabile SoUnd deSiGner: Cody Peterson firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Mike Bernstein Basel Owies CreW: Tara Walker, Marissa Moffitt, Tara Hernandez, Erin Larsen, Michael Asplund, Mark Powell, Lucien Knotter, Bobby Moser, Tashi Trieu, Maia Nakashima, Alicia Pharris, Molly Wagner, Andrew Behrens, Jon Bruno, Jason Wittenberg, John MacDonald, Nathan Carrington, Niels Lindelien, Kaz Kazanjian, Dave Helman, David Landon, Elliott Balsley, Chris Bryant, Ben Cox, CK Spitler, Eileen Daley, James Nguyen, Rafael Cobos, Ted Atkins, Matt Kendrick, Giana Vollucci, Andreas Robichaux


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Phoenix SPitfire (aka the fLyinG hornet) Phoenix Spitfire is the story of Chris, an imaginative young boy, and his ailing grandfather Wally. When Wally tells Chris the cure for his illness lies in a faraway paradise, the race begins to build a magical flying bike that will take them there. Phoenix Spitfire is a family film that shows that deep within us all lies the heart of a child, and it is that kind of innocent love that conquers all.

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Since he was young, Luis Elias Estrada’s active imagination has fostered a growing passion to write and direct films. While at Chapman University, Luis has worked on numerous shorts and has helped to coordinate production logistics on various independent documentaries that have taken him from the rim of the Grand Canyon to the Great Falls in Virginia. His editorial work can also be seen at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach.

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Born and raised in Southern California, Lorinne Turner always dreamt of becoming an actress. She grew up reciting memorized dialogue from the movies she saw. After reaching high school, she realized the zeal she had for the production side of filmmaking. Lorinne is a 2010 honors graduate; she hopes to continue pursuing the art of storytelling after graduation. During her study at Chapman, Lorinne produced the senior thesis James Warwick, which screened at the Sedona Film Festival, and also The Flying Hornet and Taking the Stage.

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CaSt BRADY ECKLUND. . . . . CHRISTOPHER WYATT WILLIAM KNIGHT . . . . . . . . . GRANDPA WALLY JACK E. CURENTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BURT MARY BUCKLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . JUNE WYATT JIM ALLEN JACKSON . . . . . . . HUGH WYATT SUSAN HARMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BECKY ERIC REINHOLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DREW

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Luis Elias Estrada ProdUCer: Lorinne Turner CinematoGraPher: Yuki Noguchi editor: Joshua Karpel ProdUCtion deSiGner: Raelyn Tepper SoUnd deSiGner: Brendan Quivey firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Alexis Singh Villa CreW: Julian Baltazar, Paulina Bryant, Greg Cotten, Denise Davis, Christopher Donnelley, Marisol Duarte-Johnson, Angelica Edmonds, Alfonso Estrada, Andrew Finch, Joseph Gabay, Kyle Good, Andre Herrera, Bryant Jansen, Katie Jelinek, Erin F. Larsen, Kevin London, Kelly Malebranche, Mike Moore, Jessica Phillips, Alexandra Pomerance, Cristian Quintero, Nolan Wang, Laura Weatherly, Max Well, Richie Yau


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A native Southern Californian, Rachel has lived and loved movies since before she can remember. Putting her love of movies together with her love of art, a career choice in digital arts was the natural solution. She hopes one day to be a part of a major animation studio where she gets to create the art she loves so much. She has completed internships with Sliced Bread Animation, an independent animation company in London, and with Universal Studios.

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On a lonely cul-de-sac in the middle of suburbia a crew of various kinds of sports balls like to roll around together. On the outside is a hockey puck, wishing nothing more than to overcome his lack of roundness to become a part of the group…He finally gets his chance Running time: 4 minutes.

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Taylor Jane Sella was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. Taylor has always had a passion for fashion, music, and film. Her passion, creativity, and her knack for being in charge led her to pursue a career in directing and she has been unstoppable in accomplishing her goals. She hopes to go on and direct major films with an independent style and affect her audiences in the ways that film has affected and shaped her own life.

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A burning car, a beaten woman. Mack and Eddie are on their way to Mexico with a load of fake I.D.s and plenty of attitude when they stumble upon a damsel in distress — but does she really need to be saved? Running time: 14 minutes. CaSt

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Chris Bryant is a Long Beach, Calif. resident, born in Kansas and raised in the Emerald City of Seattle. Chris is a veteran of the U.S. Naval Submarine service who became interested in storytelling after hearing and sharing many stories out at sea. As a filmmaker he enjoys the collaboration with other talented and motivated creative thinkers and enjoys taking the “troops” into production as a producer. He was particularly drawn to this script because of the talented director but also because of the positive themes of the film.

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direCtor: Taylor Sella SCreenWriter: Norman Leonard ProdUCer: Chris Bryant CinematoGraPher: Trevor Wineman editor: Ericka Concha ProdUCtion deSiGner: Tyler Jensen SoUnd deSiGner: Bob Burton firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Dave Helman CreW: James Nguyen, Bret Watkins, Meggie Mally, Tyler Zelinsky, Ck McCall, Marc Schuller, Alex Gaeta, Niko Wiesnet, Ali Arams, Dominique Miller


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Ian Rice developed an interest in film, particularly in the genre of comedy, at an early age. He moved from Aurora, Colorado to Orange, California to study film at Chapman University. During his time on the west coast, he received the opportunity to intern at Dreamworks Animation and various smaller production companies. He graduates this May and hopes to find a job in development.

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Jason Riddle, a recent college graduate, was on a reality TV show. While on the show, he cheated on his girlfriend, Dana. Now it’s three months later and Jason still has not told Dana that he cheated, and the network is airing that episode tonight. Running time: 16 minutes.

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Ian Rice ProdUCer: Ian Dalesky CinematoGraPher: Taylor Mahony editor: Danny Pugh ProdUCtion deSiGner: Kaitlin Kubiak SoUnd deSiGner: Mark Jackson firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Lauren McKeithan CreW: Rachel Berry, Mike Cusic, Jason Fassler, Jason Fassler, Alex Garland, Eli Gurtler, Emily Huston, Bobby Kegley, Colin McDonald, Jordan Raabe, Heidi Ramee, Rosaline Roch, Owen Schwartzbard, David Stack, Graham Wade, Cambria Wassell


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Michael Bulanti began his love of film making at The Movie Groove in his hometown in The Bay Area. As well as directing, Michael also composes film scores, completing multiple scores for advanced productions as well as senior thesis’s at Chapman. After graduating he hopes to create dynamic, poetic, simple independent films and music videos as well as write multiple feature scripts and television pilots.

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Ronnie Romance, late night jazz radio host, receives a call from a man saying he’s going to kill his wife and kill himself, on the air. The anger of both men clash to a soulful jazz soundtrack. Running time: 16 minutes. CaSt

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Michael Bulanti ProdUCer: Matt Morelli CinematoGraPher: David Libertella editor: Adrienne Lozoya ProdUCtion deSiGner: C.K. McCall SoUnd deSiGner: Sarah Chichester firSt aSSiStant direCtor: J. Wesley Thayer CreW: Joey Halegua, Elise Holowicki, Mike Agnew, Oliver Young, Connor Hartnett, Robert Reagan, Hunter Metcalf, Matt Schwartz, Greg Johnson, Ben Lupinetti, Owen Schwartzbard, Eric Crepeau, Zach Berg, Nicole Abate, Jason Fassler, Nicole Kathryn


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Carly Pandza is a fun, loud, crazy Croatian Scorpio from San Diego, Calif. Carly has dreamed of being a filmmaker since she was little. Her goals for the future include starting her own production company and her own theater company, finishing her novel and helping spread awareness about important issues through the arts. Carly dreams of traveling the world and giving back to communities through charitable work. Shadows in the Forest, a documentary she helped film in Cameroon, Africa, focuses on raising awareness about indigenous communities losing their land rights due to deforestation.

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Samantha, the youngest sister, chooses to stay at home with her mother Michelle and her brother Andrew when her dad leaves the family. Sam’s older sister Nicky chooses to go away to college. When Nicky returns home for Thanksgiving after being gone for four years only to announce that she and her boyfriend Chris are getting married, she doesn’t receive the warmest welcome from her family, particularly Sam. A whirlwind of misunderstandings and pent up resentments surface when Sam refuses to try to accept Chris into the family.

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Raised in Calabasas, Calif., Jamie always knew she would combine her creative and organizational skills to pursue a fun and exciting career. After transferring from California State University, Chico, she began exploring the fields of editing, directing, and eventually found her passion as a producer. In her short time at Chapman, Jamie has worked on many student films and a few Hollywood sets. She looks forward to expanding her network and continuing her work as a producer.

Contact: Reiff101@mail.chapman.edu or 818.970.6889

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Carly Pandza Co-direCtor/ aSSiStant direCtor: Eric Corriea ProdUCer: Jamie Reiff UPm/Co-ProdUCer: Cristian Quintero CinematoGraPher: Jessee Dietch editor: Mike ”Bear” Kennedy

CaSt SAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CARLY PANDZA NICKY . . . . . KELLE KENNEDY SCHREIBER MICHELLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JENNA LEE ANDREW . . . . . . . . . . . BOSTON KESTNER GRANDMA . . . . . . . . . . NANCY BERGGREN CHRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLINT KEEPIN JIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TREVOR CLARK

ProdUCtion deSiGner: Leanne Mobley SoUnd deSiGner: Eliot Lash firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Danny Pugh CreW: Roxanne Mobley, Ian Rice, Paula Desure, Luis Estrada, Spencer Stuard, John Torkington, Evan Roth, Kai De Mello Folsom, Jocelyn Chang, Chris Hosch, Daniel Crooke, Dewie Sherwood, Jordan Eusebio, Jack Brungardt, Robyn Buchanan, Daniel Leviton, Nick Guth, Ted Atkins, Michael Sasso, Sarah Waldorf, Max Muller, Esther Sokolow, Heidi Ramee, Mille Zanvi, Johannes L.Lohner, Alec Mandell, David Esquivel, Justin Poulsen, Adam Monson, Scott Kan


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Andrew Ritter is a native of St. Louis, Missouri who has been obsessed with filmmaking for years. His short, Coffee, was featured at the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase. Another short, The Death of Roger, screened at several festivals and won a Gold Remi Award at Houston Worldfest. Andrew has interned at Universal Studios, Focus Features and Plan B Entertainment. He hopes to be directing for one of the major studios in the nearest possible future.

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Hal, a down-on-his-luck, lovesick thief decides to rob a bank to pay the bills. Imagine his surprise when he runs into his backstabbing ex-girlfriend, Cheryl, robbing the same bank at the same time. They’ll need each other if they are going to get out with the money, but can Hal avoid falling back in love? Running time: 20 minutes.

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From the time Will could hold a camera he was casting his friends and family to be in his movies. As a producer, he has experienced and overcome a fair share of challenges. He’s worked hands on with films from the first stages of production all the way through seeing the final result on the big screen. Making films over the years has allowed him to become a leader, artist, caterer, accountant, scuba diver, translator, and composer among other things. For him, nothing is more exciting than realizing a vision that people are deeply emotionally invested in.

Contact: williambradleywalsh@gmail.com or 602.653.9076

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direCtor/SCreenWriter: Andrew Ritter ProdUCer: Will Walsh CinematoGraPher: Yuki Noguchi editor: Austin Sheeley ProdUCtion deSiGner: Michelle Adams SoUnd deSiGner: Reece Miller firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Dave Gunther CreW: Missy Laney, Katie Valovcin, Parker Howell, Karina Nahai, Daniel Shade, Michael Candelori, John Woodside, Cedric Martin, Bryant Jansen, Luis Estrada, Rachel Loftis, Melissa Fisher, Niels Lindelien, Paulina Bryant, Kelly Gill, Matthew Kennedy, Sunil Kapoor, Greg Cotten, CK Spitler, Kyle Good, Alfonso Estrada, Brian White, Alec Contestabile, Tucker Grindstaff, Chris Rickard, Andrew Finch, Christopher Donnelley, Nick Erickson, Angelica Edmonds, David Libertella, Jeff Rhoten, Ian Clark-Daugherty, Lauren Gragg, Ben Kepner, Elizabeth Iverson, Lindsay Rappaport, Jeanette Sanker, Grant Olin, Ali Magee, Mayera Abeita, Lauren Bracco, Joren Anderson, Ariel Fisher, Adam Nusinow, Morgan Clay, Sam Felman


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takinG the StaGe Sara, a sweet and reserved 17-year-old dancer, lacks the confidence to perform at her full potential and to make any sort of impression in a crowd of people. Because of this, she clings to her outrageously outgoing friend Mia, who soaks up the spotlight. Upset with Mia always getting the attention, Sara longs for some herself. When meeting Mike, a charming but shady character, Sara is presented with an opportunity to strip at a club during Amateur Night. Although it may not be the most conventional of methods, she wants to prove to herself and her peers that she has what it takes to be in the spotlight.

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Raelyn Tepper, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, is completing her B.F.A. in film production at Chapman University. She has worked on numerous graduate and undergraduate films in a variety of positions, but most recently as Production Designer on Laura Sand’s’ thesis Night Bloom and Luis Estrada’s thesis The Phoenix Spitfire. Most notably, she held the position of set dresser on the independent film Samurai Avenger, directed by Kurando Mitsutake. Currently, she has written and directed her own 20-minute short titled, Taking the Stage.

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Born and raised in Southern California, Lorinne Turner always dreamt of becoming an actress. She grew up reciting memorized dialogue from the movies she saw. After reaching high school, she realized the zeal she had for the production side of filmmaking. Lorinne is a 2010 honors graduate; she hopes to continue pursuing the art of storytelling after graduation. During her study at Chapman, Lorinne produced the senior thesis James Warwick, which screened at the Sedona Film Festival, and also The Flying Hornet and Taking the Stage.

Contact: lorinneturner@gmail.com or 562.631.3503

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Running time: 22 minutes. CaSt BLAKE HARRISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARA ANGELINE MIRENDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIA RONNIE ALVAREZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIKE STEVEN BRIGGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDY MICHELLE MCGINTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MOM CHUCK BUNTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAD JOSH CRUZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JARED MICHELE LOVEN . . . DANCE INSTRUCTOR

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Raelyn Tepper ProdUCer: Lorinne Turner CinematoGraPher: Kyle Bjordahl editor: Jeffrey Rhoten ProdUCtion deSiGner: Oren Peleg SoUnd deSiGner: Brendan Quivey firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Jennifer Hanks CreW: Emily Huston, Eric Davies, Becky Hughes, Christopher Donnelley, Alexander Dobbs, Cristian Quintero, Marisol Duarte-Johnson, Michael William Moore, Kiko Suura, Jocelyn R.C., Greg Fonda, Zander Laszlo DeNador, Eileen Daley, Elliott Balsley, Dawn T Monroe, Daniel Molayem, Reuben Vollmer, James Wykoff, Boa Simon, Andre Herrera, Katy Echols, Michelle Trumbo, Gabby Cohen, Jessica Phelps, Jessica Gelber, Arthur Fishel III, Kristy Mossburg, Sydney Jones, Patrick Quinn


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Nick Conedera is a prolific filmmaker, having produced over 75 film and video projects and winning over 30 awards, including three Student Emmy Awards. He is currently writing and directing several short films, and works at Katalyst Films, Ashton Kutcher’s production company. Once he has earned his bachelor’s degree for directing at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Nick plans on writing a feature film to be produced in the Spring of 2011.

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Tyler Vearson, T.V. for short, is probably the most talented up-and-coming video artist in Los Angeles. When he gets an offer from the biggest gallery owner in L.A., Morris Bond, for his own Fall show at the Bond Gallery, Tyler is excited about the opportunity. His only fear is selling out. When Morris wants him to work with the famous porn star, Tracy Macey, Tyler realizes that all Morris cares about is money. Tyler isn’t interested in producing pornography, but Morris threatens to fire him from the Fall show. Tyler decides that there is only one way to get out of his situation: suicide.... At least Morris thinks he’s committed suicide. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Running time: 22 minutes. CaSt JACOB NEWTON . . . . . . . TYLER VEARSON MARISSA SKELL. . . . . . . . . . DANA MAYLOR DENNIS DELSING . . . . . . . . MORRIS BOND SARAH AGOR . . . . . . . . . . . TRACY MACEY RICHARD TANNER . . . . . LUCIO STRUZZINI

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Nick Conedera ProdUCer: Lanvin Peets CaStinG direCtor: Cambria Hankin CinematoGraPher: Jordan Raabe video art By: Christopher Richmond editor: Victor Lee ProdUCtion deSiGner: Andy Hengl CoStUme deSiGner: Yesenia Correa SoUnd deSiGner: Sarah Chichester mUSiC ComPoSed By: Rhyan Schwartz firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Tyler Holtman


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Even though Eric started making films in his youth, like most of his compatriots, it wasn’t until his experience at Dodge College that he found guidance. Dodge has provided opportunities to exercise and develop his skill and strength. This particular project was an excellent learning experience, and Eric had the best time developing it, writing it, and then (finally) directing it.

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Contact: eric.michael.day@gmail.com or 760.535.2582

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In the near future, scientists have perfected the art of genetically engineering human beings. These “unnaturals” are sold as merchandise on the free market and each unit has a specific design and purpose. They have no rights and must abide by a strict protocol. When they exhibit deviant behavior, the company sends in an agent to terminate the unit. Jeremiah Sloane is one such agent. He is dispatched to the home of Mary Walker to deal with a defective J-3 unit. But what he finds is something far more unsettling than anything he’s yet to encounter. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Hailing from southern Virginia, Jessica Phillips’ involvement in the arts began in the theater when she was five years old. Since moving to California, she has worked on over twenty-five student films and further developed her passion for producing. In 2008, she was a finalist in the Fox/MySpace Storyteller Challenge, as well as a semi-finalist in Cyan’s First Cut Film Series. She has completed internships with Arclight Films, Fall Out Entertainment, and Temple Hill Entertainment. She is particularly interested in action, adventure, crime, and epic films.

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Running time: 17 minutes. CaSt DAVID KUBICZKY . . . . . . JEREMIAH SLOANE OLEV ALEKSANDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-3 LYNNE MARIE BEARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARY JOHN MCCUTCHEON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J-9

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Eric Day ProdUCer: Jessica Phillips CinematoGraPher: O’Connor Hartnett editor: Anna Crane ProdUCtion deSiGner: Jacob Johnston SoUnd deSiGner: Jonno Cohn firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Jack Brungardt CreW: Natalie Testa, Michael Moore, Julia Reschan, Ariel Thomas, Reuben Vollmer, Sarah Lee, Rob McClelland, Derek Beamer, Alan Dean, Niels Lindelien, Heidi Ramee, Samantha Escobar, Oliver Treadwell, Max Pohling


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Born and raised in Paris, France, Garance grew up watching French New Wave films, especially ones by Truffaut, Godard and Demy. She learned to sing in English before she could speak it with the help of Hollywood musicals. Making movies grew from a teenage hobby into a full-time passion and a long-term purpose. Upon graduation she is hoping to stay in Southern California to pursue a career in filmmaking.

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MC, a man in his early twenties, works at a garage and hates it. One day he spots Nikki, the pretty young girl employed at the dry cleaners across the street. He immediately falls for her. Having nothing worthy of being dry cleaned, he buys a suit at a department store and gets it dirty in order to bring it to the dry cleaners and finally talk to Nikki. He comes back several times to the store, entertaining the young girl but failing to truly interest her. Things get even more complicated when Clark, Nikki’s father, starts interfering with the young man’s pursuit.

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Jay started doing movies in San Jose, Calif. When he realized they weren’t very good, he moved to Southern California to see if the change of scenery would improve his craft. While his first love is directing, Jay has been unfaithful and enjoys producing, writing, and casting as well. He looks forward to bringing Violets are Blue to the big screen.

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Running time: 16 minutes. CaSt DREW GATTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MC ROCKI DUCHARME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NIKKI ROGER RIGNACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLARK

direCtor: Garance Meillon SCreenWriter: Sebastian Pardo Garance Meillon ProdUCer: Jay K. Raja CinematoGraPher: Nicholas Wiesnet editor: Jennifer Piponnian ProdUCtion deSiGner: Natalie Testa SoUnd deSiGner: Jordan Eusebio firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Xxxxx Xxxxxx CreW: revor Wineman, Taylor Mahony, Shane McLoughlin, Brittani Rein, Reuben Vollmer, Meggie Malloy, Gabby Cohen, Katja Muller, Jocelyn R.C., Krystal Dukes, Matthew Perez, Lev Kulyashov, Ian Dalesky, Michael Wilson, Elliot Balsley, Jack Litchfield, Greg Fonda, Alexander Gaeta, Kyle Bjordahl, Ariel Thomas, Kelsey Gillespie, Danny Pugh, Spencer Smith, Jessie Dietch, William Walsh.


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Brandon Wade hails from Houston, Texas. “I believe in people not in institutions,” he says. He takes this war cry to the film set, where each person is a friend, not just a crew member. “People come together because they care about each other.

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What makes up humanity? Is it our emotions, our will, our intent? Perhaps there are only a set number of things making us human, and you can count them on one hand: the five senses. They clue us in to the almighty conscious realm. Without our senses we would have no way of understanding the world around us. What is it that defines us? Running time: 25 minutes.

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ACTOR MATT MAHAN . . . . . . SEDRICK REDSON ACTOR BILLY ST. JOHN . . . . . . . . DR. BENSON ACTOR CAMILLA FROUDE . . . . . . . . . TABITHA

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Brandon Wade ProdUCerS: Matt Wizan Adam Nusinow on the SPot ProdUCer: Matt Jekowsky CinematoGraPher: Margaret King editor: Jason Uribe ProdUCtion deSiGnerS: Rosie Roch Becky Hughes SoUnd deSiGner: Thomas Oziel firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Wil Gieseler CreW: Daniel Leviton ,John Blomgren, Jeanette Sanker, Thomas,Alicia Blood,Steve Jones,Hector Shmidt, Kyle Banick, Jason Boninger, Devon Richtmeyer, Micha Newman, Jessee Dietch, Jenna Snelgrove, Daniel Molayen, John DiGiacomo, Monica Schrupp, Jacob Johnston, Albert Vasquez Amanda Young, Rajiv Melwani ,Matt Jekowsky, Harrison Givens, Anthony Baggett, Cortlan Vitz


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Alex Exline began Chapman with an emphasis in Cinematography, but during his junior year was selected to direct a location film, Dead Love, which is currently on the festival circuit. Through his experiences with directing Dead Love Alex decided to switch into directing. Alex enjoys directing dark comedies and is inspired by the works of Jody Hill, David Gordon Green, and Danny McBride.

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Marlin is the biggest loser you will ever meet. Inspired in prison by the vigilante justice of 1970's cult action film star Billy Jack, Marlin decides to reform his life after being placed on parole. With literally nothing going for him, Marlin must face obstacles: dealing with a cheating girlfriend, an ill-tempered boss he is forced to work for by the courts, and an uncontrollable desire to overcome the pathetic obstacles in his life. Marlin becomes a caged rage-a-holic. The only thing keeping him in line is the cool moves, wit, and thirst for the social justice preached by Billy Jack. With the world laughing in his face, Marlin finally transforms into a modern day Billy Jack, able to face and leave his burdens behind. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Robert Campbell will be graduating with a B.F.A. in Film Production and a minor in Business Administration and Management. In addition, he is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from the Argyros School of Business. From the start Robert was always drawn to producing, and since his freshman year he has produced several films here at Chapman including two Location Filmmaking Projects. He is proud to add When Life Gives You Lemons and Burden to his repertoire, despite the years they have taken off his life due to stress.

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Running time: 24 minutes. CaSt DEREK SHRECK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARLIN GENEVIEVE KOLVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . TASHA SAYED BADREYA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAYED CHASE FLEMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DOUG NATHAN GRAHAM SMITH . . . . . . . . . TROY JOHN ZDERKO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JACKSON JERRY BORNSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . . OLD MAN JOHN CHARLES MEYER . . . . . CRAWFORD

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Alex Exline ProdUCer: Robert Campbell CinematoGraPher: Tashi Trieu editor: Kaitlyn Taaffe ProdUCtion deSiGner: Kristen Maloney SoUnd deSiGner: Cody Peterson firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Colin Stice CreW: Daniella Beintema, Christian Polsinelli, Adam Nelson, Andrew Merrill, Sasha Demello, Jeff Dolen, Kyle Klütz, Melissa Fisher, Kyle Good, Margaret King, Rachel Loftis, Bobby Moser, Sarah Lee, Greg Cotten, Jon Bruno, Andrew Finch, Nick Erickson, Ali Magee, Matt Kendrick, Kelly Exline, Molly Wagner, Devon Richtmeyer


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zeUS’S mUSeS Amerigo Washington is the director of a performance artist’s group called the Zeus’s Muses. He worships Zeus and lives in a hotel room with his mentor, Duke Walters. Among his group are Lily — a cute brunette girl who admires Amerigo, Michael — a white guy who thinks he’s Native American, and Walrus — a homeless man who always carries a sword. The group performs Greek Myths and interpretive dances. Needless to say, they are not very successful. When they find out that their next performance cannot be about Zeus or the Greek gods, they must find a new, “modern” story (with a Zeusy twist) so the group can finally gain approval and applause.

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Tyler Holtman dug underground and found a pot of gold. He makes films, takes pictures, draws strange things, writes stranger things, meditates, improvises, likes to make people laugh, and writes in the third person. He likes to make movies with somewhat unlikable lead characters who take things a little too seriously. He is from the Thousand Oaks area of California, and has won a few awards for this and that. He intends to make films that make people laugh, but make people think as well. Peace is the key.

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Running time: 22 minutes. CaSt JOSHUA M. BOTT . . AMERIGO WASHINGTON GLENN HOEFFNER. . . . . . DUKE WALTERS ANNE SCHROEDER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LILY RHYAN SCHWARTZ . . . . . . . . . . . MICHAEL RANDY STANGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . WALRUS RON J. RUHMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JETHRO GARY CANAVELLO . . . . . . . . . . . BIG HORN

direCtor/SCreenWriter: Tyler Holtman ProdUCer: Kristen Schreck CinematoGraPher: Alexander Dobbs editor: Celeste Noreen ProdUCtion deSiGner: Leanne Mobley SoUnd deSiGner: Jonno Cohn firSt aSSiStant direCtor: Nick Conedera CreW: Roxanne Mobley, Daniel Kaufman, Teeny Stillings, Mike Agnew, Adam Richman, Jordan Black, Zach Wechter, Jack Seidman, Devon Richtmeyer, Adam Mahoney, Sarah Lee, Chase Holtman, Steve Holtman, O’Connor Hartnett, Jordan Raabe, Ryan Walton, Graham Wade, Colin McDonald, Rain Fingerhut, Elizabeth Burbach, Lauren McKeithan


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Between the ShadowS Kansas, a drug-addicted homeless man with a military past lives in the gutters of downtown Los Angeles. After making the dangerous decision of defending his pride against a group of drug pushers, he is left badly beaten and in serious debt. Kansas desperately needs to come up with cash any way he can. A chance event leads Kansas to encounter Anna, a teenage runaway in a desperate situation of her own. Seeing an opportunity, Kansas offers to help the girl and she ultimately decides to trust him. All the while, Kansas silently plans to pawn Anna off as a way to reconcile his debt.

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contact: joycezylber@gmail.com or 714.305.2211

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Running time: 23 minutes. caSt RONNIE CLARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KANSAS SYDNEY STEPHENSON . . . . . . . . . . . ANNA JUETTE RAPHAEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HAG TAYLOR MAxWELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . JERMS DANIEL FAVELA-GARY . . . . . . . . . . LUCIAN ELLIOT EHLERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRISTIAN LINDA BERGLUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOANNA TIM HALPIN. . . . . . . . OFFICER MATTHEWS

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Rachel Skidmore was born and raised in Springfield, Mo. She received her B.S. in Electronic Arts and Video Production from Missouri State where she began making short films that immediately gained attention — earning their way into both Missouri and California film festivals. While at Chapman, Rachel has produced five short films, one award-winning commercial, and coordinated a Sony music video shoot. In 2009, she was awarded a scholarship for Excellence in Producing from Entertainment Partners at Chapman’s Women in Focus conference. Rachel plans to continue producing comedies with her favorite funny people and wants to make the leap into features within the year.

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director/Screenwriter: Mark Powell Producer: Rachel Skidmore cinematograPher: Nathan Carrington editor: Ben Cox Production deSigner: Roxanne Mobley Sound deSigner: Ben Cox FirSt aSSiStant director: Basel Owies crew:

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Meredith Cochee is a girl with a dream. Born with an interest in marine biology, Meredith finds herself living in the middle of a desert with few opportunities to exercise her passion. However, when a coastal program in Cape Cod accepts her best friend but places Meredith on the wait list, she finds herself having to make the decision between the security of home, versus risking her future on a leap of faith. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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director/Screenwriter: Jeff Robinson Producer: Erik Bianchi cinematograPher: Bret Watkins editor: Amanda Guerriero Production deSigner: Traci Hays Sound deSigner: Amanda Guerriero FirSt aSSiStant director: John Robinson crew: Chris Ferrantino, Darryl WhartonRigby, Alicia Pharris, Brian Carroll, Joel Remke, Melissa Kosar, Paulina Bryant, Collin Brazie, Eric Patton, Ryan Weeda, Trevor Wineman, Ian Coad, Joey Bedoya, Michael Hsueh, Matt Dreiling, Eric Bedoya, Zac Petrillo, xue Yin, Marc Cunningham, Yu-Ting Su, Maya Levy, John MacDonald, Joe Nehme, Lauren Nodland, Libby Green, Issa Sakhel


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Forced PerSPective Quentin is an experimental art photographer who has been shunned by the artistic community because of his manipulative technique. The one thing he has going for him is his relationship with Marissa, a model in the twilight of her career.

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Basel Owies is a 25-year-old director currently completing his M.F.A. in Film Production. Originally planning a medical career, he graduated with High Honors in Genetics and Microbiology along with Honors in Philosophy from Rutgers University. Basel also studied in the graduate Biotechnology program at Harvard University prior to making the decision to attend graduate film school. Basel has always shown an extremely strong interest in the production of films and has spent years independently studying filmmaking and screenwriting before attending Dodge College. He is currently in the process of developing a number of short film projects as well as a feature film on which he hopes to begin pre-production post-graduation from film school.

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After once again being rebuffed by an art gallery, Quentin returns home to find Marissa in bed with her manager, Dax, in an attempt to prolong her flagging career. Keeping this knowledge to himself, Quentin convinces Dax to give him a shot as a fashion photographer.

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As a young filmmaker new to the industry, Andrew is always up for a challenge. Growing up as a kid, Andrew has enjoyed big blockbuster films. In his eyes Forced Perspective is a student blockbuster. The most exciting aspect of this film is not only the deep, rich story, but the production value. Andrew is proud to have been attached to such a talented creative team as the producer, and he hopes to eventually work as a line producer in the studio system one day.

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director/Screenwriter: Basel Owies Producer: Andrew Kazanjian cinematograPher: Andrew Behrens editor: Matt Crawford crew: Andrew Kazanjian, Basel Owies, Andrew Behrens, Erica Concha, Matt Crawford, Vicky Chan, Tara Hernandez, Marrisa Moffet, Eddie Misaka, Mark Powell, Jeff Robinson, Stephanie Feinerman, YusukeTateishi, Soren Vofe, Alicia Pharris, Maia Nakashima, Ryan Gudzial, Cedric Martin, Allen Liu, Nick Dakoulas, Bret Watkins, Nathan Carrington, Diego Flores, Nadar Owies, Dave Helman, Nick Erickson, Jason Wittenberg, Samer Imam, Eric Bianchi


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Daniel Dalimonte received his B.A. in both Cinema Studies and Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Originally from Toronto, Daniel is interested in directing independent, character-driven films that resonate emotionally with a wider audience. His other film, Eustice’s Bag, was screened in the Smogdance, Phoenix and Sedona International Film Festivals.

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Davis, a low-spirited adolescent in Los Angeles, occupies himself by stealing cars in the neighborhood. When he is caught breaking into the car belonging to the owner of a local boxing gym, Davis forms an unlikely friendship with the owner, George, who begins to train him as a boxer. George attempts to provide Davis with a sense of direction in life, but Davis struggles to define himself.

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Born and raised in Baltimore, Md., Eric graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Management with specializations in Marketing and Operations. Eric has always loved the language of cinema. His undeniable passion for film brought him to Chapman University. Since being at Chapman University, he has produced films such as How to Help Yourself Completely and Andre: My Revenge, culminating with his work producing The Haymaker.

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caSt TREVOR MORGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAVIS CHRIS BUTLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GEORGE SUSAN FLOYD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARY TIM COVINGTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOEL KRIS MONTGOMERY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . JULES CORTNEY PALM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . STACY ALEx MALICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ALEx

director: Daniel Dalimonte Screenwriter: Norm Leonard Daniel Dalimonte Producer: Eric Rowe cinematograPher: Nick Dakoulas editor: Eddie Mikasa Production deSigner: Ana Acuna-Castillo Sound deSigner: Eddie Mikasa FirSt aSSiStant director: Jeff Robinson crew: Erik Bianchi, Samantha Price, Brian Faye, Andrew Kazanjian, David Graziani, Basel Owies, Jay Swanson, Jon Bruno, Kevin Curtin, Ryan Weeda, Yuki Noguchi, Paulina Bryant, Ian Coad, Alicia Pharris, John MacDonald, Hebron Simckes-Joffe, Nate Carrington, Allen Liu, Scotty Field, Diego Flores, Andrew Behrens, Collin Brazie, Michael Yang, Andrew Kim, Yusuke Tateishi, Nancy Wei, Veronica Zabrocki, Nicole Zwiren, Zack Wilson, Jeff Clark, John Kreng, Jeff Mulvin, John Honore, Richie Yau, Nader Owies, Pete Lang, Robyn Marsh, Chris Ferrantino, Flobo Boyce, Ryo Saitoh, Tashi Trieu, Ammar Rasool


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Jeremy When his incarcerated father is transferred to a distant prison, fourteen-year-old Jeremy faces life alone with his game-show addicted mother and two disparaging older half-brothers. Struggling to find happiness in the most desperate trailer town west of Texas, Jeremy must somehow find light in a world that isn’t used to giving any.

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Born and raised in Chicago, Ill., Stephanie attended Columbia College and received a Bachelor’s degree in film production. She realized her interest in producing and was intent on moving to California to further her film studies. She went on to produce several short films. Her time at Chapman has culminated in her experience as producer for Jeremy.

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director/Screenwriter: Brian Faye Producer: Stephanie Berman cinematograPher: Ian Coad editor: Andrew Hellesen Production deSigner: Josue Fleurimond Sound deSigner: Nicole Zwiren FirSt aSSiStant director: Jeff Robinson crew: Bret Watkins, Lawrence Montemayor, Kai Saul, Allegra Sinclair, Phillip Claucig, Taylor Maxwell, Mairin Hart, Allison Bryan, Robyn Marsh, Michael Meilander, Jett Turner, Libby Green, Eric Stohler, Alicia Pharris, John Macdonald, Michael Hsueh, Diego Flores, Drew Moe, Colin Mcdonald, Rowland Ellis, Li Cui, Travis Thompson, Justin Browne, Eric Rowe


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Ammar Rasool is a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan. After receiving a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, he spent eight years working in advertising before leaving his position as creative director at JWT, to pursue an M.F.A. in Film Production at Chapman University. He plans to return to Pakistan and make movies.

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Victor — a jobless, homeless man — is camping at a friend’s office while the friend is out of town. A woman calls in. It is a wrong number. The same woman calls again. This time she wants to talk. One conversation leads to another and the two end up developing feelings for each other over the phone. As Victor’s time at the office comes to an end, we start to wonder whether they will ever be able to meet and realize the promise of their romance. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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caSt KENNY JOHNSTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VICTOR JASPER WOODS . . . . . . . . . . BUSINESS MAN EILEEN GRUBBA . . . . . . BUSINESS WOMAN ANNA MERCURY . . WOMAN ON THE PHONE ANDRE LANDZAAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . MATHEW RONALD SHORE . . REAL ESTATE PERSON VINCENT WARD . . . . . . SECURITY GUARD GARY COLON . . NEWSPAPER RECEPTIONIST

director/Screenwriter: Ammar Rasool Producer: Juan Carlos Diaz cinematograPher: Arin Picard editor: Robin Hartwig Production deSigner: Chih-how Chen Sound deSigner: Robin Hartwig FirSt aSSiStant director: Nick Corporan crew: Nick Corporan, Cameron Audia, Samantha Price, Cecil Moller, Richie Yau, Michael Hsueh, Joey Bedoya, Rae-ann Renaud, Micah Embry, Katie Shattuck, Suzie Wright, Zac Petrillo, Jonada Jashari, Fox Yin, Lin Hinquin, Nicole Zwiren, Eric Patton, Joel Remke, Tye Sanga, Sujeet Anand, Chan-Yon Park, Charles Lin, Tsung-Yin (Michael) Yang, Jerry Moushey, Andrew Behrens, Yousef Linjawi, Andrew Behrens, Nate Carington, Rene Baltsen, Bret Watkins, Sorab Amid-Hozour


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new world water In a post-apocalyptic world where natural sources of water have dried up and people live a meager existence, a large utility company has assumed control of a small valley community. Maintaining its power by controlling the reclamation system that provides the valley’s only useable drinking water, New World Water holds sway with an iron fist.

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A native of Iowa City, Iowa, John Robinson is an alumnus of the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Cinema. An avid fan of genre films and European cinema, John is interested in telling stories with complex narrative structures and strong thematic elements, while maintaining a strong focus on honest and true-to-life characterizations. In 2005, he wrote, directed, edited and produced the short film Genesis Antipode, in Wellington, New Zealand, which went on to screen at a dozen festivals, garnering several honors including “Best Professional Short” at the 2007 Cedar Rapids Film Festival. His previous Chapman films, Firsts and Maxwell’s Demon, are currently in consideration at several festivals.

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When one of the company’s engineers, Perry Talbot, is found violating the long-standing company quarantine, he is arrested and held for the murder of his lover, Lila Irving, a highranking scientist and board member who disappeared with him a month earlier.

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Vera Meyer’s M.F.A. in Film and Television Producing builds upon her double undergraduate degrees in Film Production and Finance. Experienced in both development and production aspects of short films, she is eager to transfer her impressive creative and analytical skills onto feature film productions.

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As the investigation progresses, however, Sybella Moss, the company’s lead interrogator, soon begins to realize that the mystery goes far deeper than Lila’s death, and the answers might shake the company and her own beliefs to the core. Running time: 27 minutes. caSt ALExANDER CARROLL . . . PERRY TALBOT RYAN DRISCOLL . . . . . . . . . SYBELLA MOSS JENNIFER O’KAIN. . . . . . . . . . . . LILA IRVING JASON JENNINGS . . . . DOUGLAS BRAEDEN

director/Screenwriter: J.R. Robinson Producer: Vera Meyer cinematograPher: Ryan Weeda editor: Leah Lavender Production deSigner: Evan Seccombe Sound deSigner: Leah Lavender Bull Sanchez FirSt aSSiStant director: Christopher Ferrantino crew: Rachel Skidmore, Katie Vernon, Rachel Weeda, Bret Watkins, Alicia Pharris, Nick Dakoulas, Diego Flores, Michael Cruz, Sean Fitzgerald, Ellie del Campo, Melissa Fisher, Rachel Gelb, Jeff Robinson, Michael Hsueh, Ian Coad, Zac Petrillo, Cecil Moller, Chris Mastellone, William Templin, Claire Conger, Melissa Kosar, Matt Dreiling, James Brandenburg, Adam Mahoney, Casey Golden, Rob Himebaugh, Jeffrey Wright, Elizabeth Green, Daniel Rothblum, Kaite Macknick, Ruby Strandlund


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A native of Baltimore, Md., Darryl Wharton-Rigby hails from a family of poets and storytellers. He earned his B.A. in History from Ithaca College. He wrote for the critically acclaimed television series, Homicide: Life on the Street, as well as the NBC teen dramedy Just Deal. His award-winning debut feature film Detention screened at festivals around the world. While at Chapman, Darryl was selected as an O.L. Halsell Scholar and mentored under Director/Producer Tony Bill. His screenplay “The Corner Store” was chosen for the South Korean Exchange Program at Chapman. He has interned with Eleven Arts, an independent Japanese distribution and production company. Prior to coming to Chapman, Darryl was an English teacher in Japan. He splits his time between the U.S. and Japan and wants to tell stories that delve into human experience with an international perspective. He says his wife, Aoi, and sons, Tonio and Kairi, are his ultimate muses.

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Kennedy Bishop, a narcotics officer, is on the verge of taking down one of the biggest drug dealers in the city. His estranged son, Matt, returns home after going AWOL from his drug recovery program. Bishop wants his son back, but Matt is desperately in need of help. Knowing that Matt is a danger to his home, Bishop takes him on the job until they can find a new recovery house. It's a decision that leads to a chain of events that not only threatens to compromise the case, but forces Bishop to make a choice that no father should ever have to make. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Sixgun An 1890’s Western about a man,Silas, who can’t let go of his past and as a consequence, he destroys any hopes for a future. Years later, after the murder of his wife and the kidnapping of his daughter, Silas identifies the culprit as his former friend and a now current political candidate, Frank Valance. Silas plans to assassinate Valance at a local campaign rally. Rebecca, Silas’s girlfriend, urges him not to go through with his plan. Even if Silas dies in the effort, he believes he can’t live any longer knowing that Valance, the man who murdered his wife and kidnapped his daughter, still walks the Earth. Silas’s attempt backfires when Olivia, his own daughter, defends Valance, whom she believes to be her real father.

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Hebron was a Founders’ Day Honors Scholar at Tisch, NYU. He also studied at FAMU and Gallatin, where he was a Koppenaal scholar. Hebron has worked on features in various capacities. His primary passions are directing and writing. Hebron’s screenplay Two Lives won the Wild Sound festival and received a reading at NFB, Canada. His screenplay Hit and Run was a top ten finalist the previous year. At Chapman, Hebron had the opportunity to study under directors John Badham and Andy Lane. He has continued to expand his voice at Chapman.

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Born and raised in Sacramento, Calif., Alex has always loved movies. He also had always loved acting, and thought he’d actually pursue that when he started his undergraduate degree at Humboldt State University. However, after a while at HSU, he started falling in love with the work going on behind the camera, and ultimately found his passion for producing. After being accepted to Chapman, he has produced some great short films, culminating with the experience as the producer of the Western thesis film Sixgun.

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director: Hebron Simckes-Joffe Screenwriter: Basel Owies Producer: Alex Costello cinematograPher: Diego Flores editor: Matthew Crawford Production deSigner: Chih-hao Chen Sound deSigner: Florian “Flobo” Boyce FirSt aSSiStant director: Erik Bianchi

caSt BEN MORRISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SILAS DAHELI HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REBECCA MATTHEW RIMMER . . . . FRANK VALANCE GORDON CAPPS . MARSHALL STILLWELL KEVIN FLOOD . . . . . . . . MAYOR PEACOCK MARK MILLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TOM DANI MARCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONSTANCE SARAH AGOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OLIVIA

crew: Sam Gharibian, Micah Brandt, Joy Millana, Errol L. Colandro, Nick Dakoulas, Ashley Hefner, Yusuke Tateishi, Sakurako Morita, Alicia Pharris, Arin Picard, Darko Stulic, Jonathon Henry, Drew Moe, Michael Hsueh, Yu-Ting, Oliver Brink, Eirin Strickland, Wes Crandall, Jack C. Huang, Grant Culwell, Brandi Brown, Dan O’Brien, Laura Avila-Tuscan, Robert Coffie


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Sohrab was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of San Francisco’s College of Arts and Sciences. Sohrab loves dramas and films that tell stories of people overcoming struggles/obstacles (including characters who are their own obstacles). While at Chapman he produced and assisted in the producing of eight short films (including Ricochet, Perspective, Up Jump The Boogie, Good Grief, and Come Clean) and one music video. His cycle film Ricochet was also a Panavision grant recipient.

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director: Chris Ferrantino Screenwriter: Basel Owies Chris Ferrantino Producer: Sohrab Amid-Hozour cinematograPher: Alicia Pharris editor: Claire Conger Production deSigner: Kaitlin Kubiak Sound deSigner: Claire Conger viSual eFFectS: Jeff Belgum original muSic: Jeffry Brown FirSt aSSiStant director: Mark Powell crew: Tasha Hunter, Paul Bobadilla, Erin Larsen, Darryl Wharton-Rigby, Amy Kernan Bennett, Kelly Galindo, Bret Watkins, Collin Brazie, Paulina Bryant, Maia Nakashima, Drew Moe, Corey Campbell, Katie Vernon, Florian Boyce, Leah Lavender, Mun Kang, Chris Mastellone, Andrew Behrens, Joel Remke, Diego, Flores, Kevin Curtin, Rafael Cobos, Albert Robles, Eric Patton, Jeff Belgum, Michael Hsueh, Allen Liu, Scotty Field, Ryan Weeda, Claire Conger


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caSt KYLE AGNEW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . OSCAR ALEx BROOKLYN STEIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . LILLY TRACEY PALEO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DIANA NED LIEBL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MR. BRYANT JOEY LUTHMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JEFFREY ETHAN GOLD . . . . . . . . . JEFFREY’S GANG CHRISTOPHER STANLEY. . . JEFFREY’S GANG NICK FANELLA . . . . . . . . JEFFREY’S GANG

director: Cecil Moller Screenwriter: Hillary Benefiel Producer: Erin Larsen cinematograPher: Melissa Kosar editor: Michael D. Mesa Production deSigner: Micah Embry Sound deSigner: Michael D. Mesa FirSt aSSiStant director:

Eric Patton crew: Andrew Kazanjian, Sohrab Amid-Hozour, Tasha Wiggins-Hunter, Jennifer Ong, Darryl Wharton-Rigby, Robert Duncan, Trevor Wineman, Michael Candelori, Jennifer Makhoul, Dani Sanchez-Lopez, Drew Moe, Rae-Ann Renaud, Richie Yau, George Dickson, Brian Patrick Carroll, Kak Lee, F Flobo Boyce, Joel Remke, Jeff Wright, Micha Newman, Allison Arachea, Yuan Ding, Michael Mastre, Christina Wong, Krystal Dukes, Chi-Hao Chen, Ana Catalina Acuna Castillo, David Dunn, xue “Fox” Yi, Amanda Guerriero, Ammar Rasool, Paul Bobadilla, Jean Erickson, Barbara Rubin, Denise Davis, JC Diaz, Prarthana Mohan, Brandi Brown, Nicole Zwiren, Oluniyi Lagunda


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Amy Kernan Bennett hails from South Dakota and attended U.C. Berkeley, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies with a minor in Business Administration. After three years of professional experience at such companies as Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, The Mirisch Agency, and ICM, she returned to school. Amy was mentored by Jocelyn Moorhouse through the Filmmaker-in-Residence program and was a director’s liaison for the 2009 Women in Focus conference. Amy also participated in the independent documentary The Magnificent Tati for which she traveled to France during the summer of 2008.

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Laura Avila-Tacsan was born and raised in Costa Rica. She received her Bachelor’s degree (with honors) in Communications with an emphasis in Radio & TV at UCR. For six years, she gained practical experience as a TV host, producer, and writer, filming in countries like Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Costa Rica. She also was a producer and writer for daily radio shows that aired in the Central American region. In 2008, Laura became one of 7 Costa Ricans to earn a Fulbright Scholarship enabling her to come to Chapman to become a stronger producer and gain experience producing for the big screen.

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director: Amy Kernan Bennett Screenwriter: Chris Ferrantino Rae-Ann Smith Amy Kernan Bennett Producer: Laura Avila-Tacsan cinematograPher: Drew Moe editor: Sanyukta Kaza Production deSigner: Ana C. Acuña-Castillo Sound deSigner: Sanyukta Kaza FirSt aSSiStant director: Carolina Roca-Smith crew:

Ryan Weeda, Andrew Behrens, John Robinson, Chris Ferrantino, Ben Kantor, Diego Flores, Melissa Kosar, Bobby Brandenburg, Rae-ann Smith, Claire Conger, Michael Mesa, Nicole Zwiren, Rafael Cobos, Michael Aronson, Jose Macias, Ingrid Tacsan, Anna Ryan, Andrew Kim, Wesley Crandall, xue Yin, Nancy Wei, Robin Marsh, Yusuke Tateishi, Jean Erickson, Kaitlin Walsh, Chip Medford, Raleigh Wilson, Jeff Belgum, Joshua Krenz, Joyce Zylberberg, Beth Wickman, Sean Becker, Rachel Skidmore, Brittani Rein, Jay Patumanoan, Bryan Fugal, Nate Carrington, Alicia Pharris, John Henry, Libby Ruth Green, Cedric Martin, Freddie Bourbon, Yuki Noguchi, Eric Patton, Brian Carroll, Allen Liu, Teresa Hochmuth, Christine Diffell, Sean Fitzgerald, Ian Coad, Jeff Robinson, Chanyong Park, James Bennett, AJ Jackson, Rod Brumback, Dustin Morrow, Joey Bedoya, Rob Himebaugh, Alex Costello, Christian Quintero, David Rivera, Sharon Waich, Adam R. England, Kelly Galindo, Kahlil Joseph, Nora Bennett, Cedric Martin


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director/Screenwriter: Brandi Brown Producer: Sam Gharibian cinematograPher: Rae-ann Smith editor: Patrick Bierlew Production deSigner: Loretta Jones Sound deSigner: Daniel K. Hunter line Producer: Alex Costello unit Production manger: Shirely Kim FirSt aSSiStant director: Estella Chizhik Second aSSiStant director: Twilla Amin Tanyi original muSic comPoSed: Derrick Livingston- Bell crew: Kelly Galindo, Sang Hoon Lee, Jonathan Henry, Adilla Amelia, Cristina Cuevas, William Abanyie, Grant Culwell, Michael Vayakornvichit, Rebecca Howard, ximena Davalos, Dakota Keller, Julia Thomas, Brian Carroll, Drew Moe, James Geyer, Adilla Amelia, William Abanyie, Paul Bobadilla, Jeff McEachin, Ammar Rasool, Basel Owies, Oluniyi Laguda, Melissa Kosar, Marita Tyler, Ann Stone, Joy Brown, Chole J. Abbott, Daniel Pappagalo, Azzia Taylor, Lori Webster, Shirley Kim


Undergraduate Production design

MiCah eMbRy B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Production design Micah embry is currently a senior Film Production major at dodge College in Chapman University, and Production design is her game! the films she most enjoys working on require lumber, nails, and hard labor. Micah believes that she is a great match with this team and script because she has already produced a hit film with several of the other key creatives; their energies and ideas already mesh. Contact: mellamasally@sbcglobal.net or 951.258.7379

tyleR Jensen

JaCob Johnston

Roxanne Mobley

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Production design

B.F.a., digital arts, emphasis Production design

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Production design

tyler Jensen is graduating with a B.F.a in Film Production, specializing in Production design. Beginning in his desert home of Sedona, ariz., his artistic inspirations came to life from the aesthetic appreciation of everything around him. through a life of traveling, artistic discipline, and study, he finally realized his desire to design for the worlds of cinema when he was called upon to do the production design for Karaoke Night. He has since worked on over fifty productions here at Chapman, culminating in his final year of design on Canned Ecology, The Real Deal, and The Codex Gigas.

Jacob Johnston is graduating with a B.F.a. in digital arts. Born in Oklahoma and moving through various states (before finally nestling in California) led him to develop a love for the eclectic nature of the art department. Wishing to explore this new found passion, Jacob went on to be art director on several films including When the Voices Fade and Mind Machine. His time at Chapman concludes with his work as a production designer on The Greatest Adventure, Make Believer, The Unnatural and A Day at the Park.

roxanne grew up in Wildomar, Calif. She always aspired to be an artist and a filmmaker, so her choice to study in production design for film was an easy one. roxanne has been designer on a wide variety of films — everything from an 80’s punk film to a 40’s love story and even a psychological thriller. She also worked as an art department assistant on a Sony music video, and on an aBC Internet video shoot.

Contact: jacobjohnston1@hotmail.com or 270.577.0251

Contact: jense111@mail.chapman.edu or 928.274.2117

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Undergraduate Cinematography

Kyle bJoRdahl

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B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

B.F.a, Film Production, emphasis Cinematography, minor in Philosophy

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography; advertising minor

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

Jonathan’s love for the visual arts began during his youth under the towering Colorado rockies, and he seeks to bring his lifelong appreciation of the beauty within nature to the silver screen. Jonathan also has a strong interest in philosophy and theology, and plans to spend his career marrying them both to his work as a cinematographer. His culminating films from his time at Chapman include Albert! Or My Life in the Ocean and The Infinite Game.

robyn Buchanan came to dodge College in 2006 to pursue a career in cinematography. In addition to working as 1st or 2nd a.C. on a myriad of sets, robyn was the director of photography on five Chapman advanced Productions, two spec commercials, a Location film, and two Senior theses. robyn has been vigilant in creating a network and cultivating multiple internships including a highly selective Panavision internship where she met some of the industry’s top players in camera and film equipment.

graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production and emphasizing in Cinematography, Kyle looks forward to work as a gaffer, lighting designer and freelance theatrical technician. Born in aurora, Colo., and raised in Billings, Mont., Kyle is now living in California and working for the Walt disney Company. Kyle’s work at Chapman includes shooting the sci-fi epic S.S. Humanity (2009) which has recently won Best Science Fiction Film at the International Student Film Festival Hollywood. His lighting design has been featured at the 2008 and 2009 Cecil awards after parties, as well as the 2007 and 2009 Warlocks and Witches Balls.

Contact: jbrunofilm@gmail.com

Contact: rlbuchanan@me.com or 815.822.0381

eric has always had a passion for photography. He respects the unique storytelling ability of a camera and he loves that there is always something left to learn. eric has worked with still and motion (both digital and film) cameras, starting as an assistant cameraman on a Senior thesis. eric has worked as cinematographer on several advanced and thesis projects. throughout it all, he has found few pleasures compare to the satisfaction of getting the “perfect” shot. Contact: corri103@chapman.edu

Contact: me@kylebjordahl.com or 406.671.2177 www.kylebjordahl.com

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Jessee dietCh

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B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

Jessee dietch is graduating with a B. F. a. in Film Production, a B. a. in Psychology, and a minor in Honors. She has always loved light and colors and has had a great time in film school putting this passion to good use.

alexander dobbs is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production, emphasis Cinematography. From the suburbs of Washington d.C., alex is very grateful for the experiences he has had, both on and off the set.

Contact: J.dietch@gmail.com or 805.610.1612

Contact: film@alexanderdobbs.com or 703.606.1169

Kyle dyKes B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Kyle dykes will be graduating in 2010 with a B.F.a. in Film Production and a minor in Photography. Kyle is an Oregon native who found his home behind the lens while at Chapman. He has an affinity for dark comedy and hopes to spend his time working on films and producing works of art. Contact: dykes101@mail.chapman.edu or 503.428.1216

MaRgaRet C. King B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Margaret King traveled from her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2007 to attend Chapman University. three years later, with all of her free time spent on set in the grip, electric or camera departments of student, professional and independent films, she’s graduating as a cinematographer. She knows this is just the beginning of a lifelong passion for filmmaking. Contact: margaretcking@sisna.com or 801.971.1866

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allen liu B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Having worked on over 100 student and independent films in the past four years, allen was blessed to be mentored by fellow awardwinning cinematographers. allen strives to cultivate an eye for lighting motivated by the mood of the story as well as developing camera angles and movement which evoke compelling point-of-views. In 2009, his cinematography on Doctor Schneider received an Honorable Mention for excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking from the eastman Kodak Company. It is allen’s sincere hope to continue working professionally with the talented directors, cinematographers, and crew members he has met over the years.

yuKi noguChi B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Born in Japan, Yuki’s fascination with Hollywood brought him to California in 2005. Yuki has expanded beyond his narrative work as a cinematographer by shooting commercials and music videos for television, as well as an independent short filmed in Brazil. Contact: yukixnoguchi@gmail.com or 714.800.0575 or www.yukinoguchi.com

yuKiKo “KiKo” suuRa B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Yukiko “Kiko” Suura was born in Mountain View, Calif., and moved to Plano, tex. at the age of two. He came to Chapman University in the fall of 2006 and is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production (Cinematography emphasis) and a minor in Mathematics. after working on countless sets since the very beginning of freshman year, he gained priceless knowledge, memorable experiences, a heightened confidence, and a strengthened passion.

tashi tRieu B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Inspired by his father, tashi has worked for many years in video and film production. tashi has a background in black-and-white still photography and graphic design. While at Chapman, tashi combined his postproduction work with his love for photography and specialized as a digital intermediate colorist. tashi enjoys the challenge of bridging the technical and artistic aspects of filmmaking in an effort to tell unique and interesting stories. Contact: tashi@tashitrieu.com or 720.206.4229

Contact: suura100@mail.chapman.edu or 214.282.1920

Contact: allen.h.liu@gmail.com or 909.782.2621

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Undergraduate Cinematography/editing

Jason WittenbeRg B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Jason Wittenberg has lived in Southern California his whole life. He started his study at Orange Coast College as director and photographer. Soon after he started college, he obtained the rank of eagle Scout. Further into his filmmaking he realized cinematography is what he enjoyed most. Story and character are most important to him when interpreting a film visually. Contact: jpwittenberg@gmail.com or 562.338.3065

anna CRane B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing anna Crane is a born and raised Southern California girl. though succeeding in many subjects in high school, she couldn’t find a career path that suited her. One day while watching the behind the scenes featurettes of a film, it finally hit her: film school. going in knowing nothing and excited about everything, she found that only one area of filmmaking struck her interest: editing. It turned out to be her true calling. Her love for editing never waning, she hopes to be successful in the future in the post-production process.

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Joshua KaRpel

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

William “Peter” Harvey was born and raised in Fullerton, Calif. From a young age Peter has not only been an avid watcher of movies, but has also participated in orchestras and theater. these three interests would lead him towards editing, which combines the rhythm of music with the necessity to analyze performance.

editor Josh Karpel comes from Boulder, Colo., He began editing by hooking together his family's two VCr’s. In high school, Josh revived the video yearbook that had not existed for nearly a decade and made short films every chance he got. then he came to Chapman, took film and editing classes, cut his fellow students’ films, and had a number of internships (four as of Fall 2009). Josh hopes to pursue post-production and editing as a career after graduation.

Contact: wpharv@ gmail.com

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MiChael pM Kennedy

adRienne lozoya

Casey gist McClelland

lauRen MCKeithan

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing, minor advertising

Michael Kennedy is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production. Born in beautiful akron, Ohio, he was raised all over the Midwest and now enjoys explaining to his friends and family where Chapman University is actually located. Michael knew he was destined for the editorial department when his early efforts as a director were mostly praised as “horrible, yet well cut.” He has been the invisible hand that has guided many films through post-production here at dodge College, most recently the senior thesis films Go and Sam and Nicky.

adrienne is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production. She’s pursued editing while at Chapman not only because of her passion for helping to craft the narrative and performances within a film, but also for the promise of a career that lends itself to working in climate-controlled spaces. Her senior year at Chapman has been capped by her experience as the editor on Into the Light and ‘Round Midnight.

Casey gist McClelland was born in Washington, d.C. He moved on from a brief stint producing a publicaccess variety show entitled Dude, What year Is It? to a satisfying four years at Chapman University. Contact: casey.mcclelland@gmail.com

Contact: lozoy100@mail.chapman.edu or 909.913.7320

Contact: michaelpmkennedy@gmail.com or 630.303.0402

Having grown up just outside of city of San Francisco, Lauren has always been interested in the arts. She dabbled in theatre, music, and photography before setting her sights on film, and has been able to incorporate all of these creative aspects into her passion for filmmaking. She stumbled upon editing during a summer film course at the academy of art in San Francisco and immediately fell in love with the process, having finally found a discipline where her creativity and obsessivecompulsiveness could simultaneously thrive. Being a control freak, she loves the ability to construct and tell an engaging story starting with only pieces of it. Contact: lauren.mckeithan@gmail.com or 510.449.3298

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Celeste noReen

CRaig oRsland

JennifeR piponnian

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

Celeste’s increasing interest in television prompted her to work as an assistant in the tV studio at Chapman. She hopes to enter the film or television industry upon graduation—preferably in post-production, although technical directing would be a fun dream come true. She has always enjoyed puzzles (physically and mentally), and believes that to be one of the early indicators of her love for editing.

Craig Orsland is a graduating senior who realized he wanted to be an editor very early in his dodge career. It was the first time he was given the opportunity to collaborate with a filmmaking team to shape the narrative. to Craig, cutting film is akin to being a writer, as both an editor and a writer are storytellers. a writer uses his words and an editor uses moving images.

Jennifer Piponnian is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production. Born in Los angeles, Calif., she grew up surrounded by film and art both within the city and her family. encouraged by her parents, she began to pursue filmmaking in high school and knew right away that her place was in post-production. Jennifer is extremely grateful for the opportunity to have spent four years studying what she loves, and hopes to pursue a career in the field of her true passion, documentary film.

natalia Pleshivtseva is originally from russia. She moved to the U.S. in 2002 While pursuing her B.F.a. in Film Production at Chapman University she discovered a passion for editing which motivated her to continuously work on improving her skill set in a broad range of editing techniques including color correction, sound design and graphics. Her love of storytelling and fascination with the magic of everyday moments allows her to appreciate editing as more of a labor of love than as a job. She truly considers filmmaking her calling: from directing, to camera work, to editing footage, it is her tool of choice for assembling ideas to reach people in meaningful ways.

Contact: CelesteKnoreen@gmail.com or 818.631.8399

Contact: craigorsland@me.com or 208.318.3426

Contact: Pipon100@mail.chapman.edu or 562.261.7154

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Contact: plesh101@mail.chapman.edu

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MattheW pRouty

danny pugh

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing Matt is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production, a minor in Business administration, and as a proud member of Chapman’s men’s soccer program. He was selected to participate in the international documentary program, travelling to Cameroon to film Shadows in the Forest, a documentary about indigenous peoples of the Central african rainforests. He has spent countless hours on both of his thesis films as both editor and post-supervisor — using aVId, aVId dS and autodesk Lustre. Matt hopes to pursue a career as both a documentary filmmaker and a feature editor.

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing, minor Psychology danny Pugh is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production and minor in Psychology. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area, he developed a deep interest in human interaction and the subtleties of human behavior. after a month at Chapman, he was already editing the senior thesis Life Bingo and quickly discovered that editing was a natural fit. danny’s time at Chapman has culminated in his experience as an editor on the thesis films Come What May, Reality Check, and À La Prochaine.

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aMy sChWaRtz

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing and Sound design

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

Jeffery had a taste of filmmaking while in high school but it is at Chapman that he fell In love with post-production. Working on movies like Rewind and The Proposal gave Jeffrey the opportunity to both edit and sound design. now in his senior year at dodge College he is the sound designer for Beard the Lion and editor for Taking the Stage. Contact: jeffrhoten@gmail.com or 714.507.5966

Contact: mail@dannypugh.com or 707.486.2483

amy Schwartz graduated from Chapman in January 2010 with a B.F.a. in Film Production. amy realized at a young age that her true place was in Hollywood and at Chapman she decided to pursue her passion, film editing. amy has edited multiple films at school and some independent projects, including a public service announcement for the Office of the Orange County defense attorney. Currently, amy Is working as a postproduction assistant at twentieth Century Fox Studios in Los angeles. Contact: schwartz115@gmail.com or 720.231.0785

Contact: Prouty.Matt@gmail.com or 949.395.3008

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austin sheeley

stephanie solaRes

Kaitlyn taaffe

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis editing

Screenwriter and editor austin Sheeley has worked on numerous independent films around the world, doing everything from gripping to acting. He has edited for nonprofit film company good news Productions, International and has been an assistant editor for Cooke Pictures in Burbank. He wrote the Cecil award nominated location film Here’s to the Hopeless as well as senior thesis films Danny Caldwell Goes to Hell and Side Effect. In addition, he edited thesis films $weethearts and The Henchman. austin was born and raised in Singapore and moved to California to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker.

Stephanie anne Solares is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine arts degree in Film Production and a minor in Public relations. Her film emphasis is in editing.

Kaitlyn taaffe is graduating from Chapman University with a B.F.a. in Film Production and a minor in French. after learning about all of the different aspects of film production, she realized that her true passion was editing. She is very proud to have been a part of two thesis productions this year, Night Bloom and When Life Gives You Lemons.

Contact: solar101@mail.chapman.edu

Contact: taaff100@mail.chapman.edu or 949.285.3245

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ChandleR faye gaRbell B.F.a., digital arts Chandler Faye garbell is a graphic designer and development artist originally from San diego who is interested in developing projects and marketing plans for children’s television, animated features and the Food network. While at Chapman University, Chandler was employed as a residence Life marketing assistant, and conducted research in advertising, art history, and art direction. She is currently completing design projects for two master Hollywood directors, and later this summer, Chandler will begin working in the art department of a major beauty, fashion and lifestyle magazine in new York City. Contact: chandi@chandi-faye.net or 858.229.9355

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niCK guth

Max poling

B.F.a., digital arts

B.F.a., digital arts

nick guth received his a.a. in Film Production at deanza College. His passion for visual effects led him to pursue his Bachelor’s degree at Chapman University. He has worked on many awardwinning videos, including the most recent Slamdance Official Feature Selection URFrenz.

Max Poling is graduating Chapman University this Fall 2010 with a B.F.a. in digital arts and a minor in art. Max began at Chapman as a Film Production major until he took his first digital media course. He has been expanding his knowledge of the entire production process to include pre-production, sound design, video special effects, and graphic arts.

Contact: me@nickguth.com or 408.833.4239 www.nickguth.com

Contact: Polin101@mail.chapman.edu or 714.757.6831

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beCKy WangbeRg

B.a., Screenwriting

B.a. Screenwriting

Born in Boise, Idaho, elizabeth Fowler became passionate about movies and writing stories at a very young age. after deciding to combine the two passions into a career as a screenwriter, she chose Chapman University for its excellent film program and small size. elizabeth has written one feature-length script and is currently working on her second feature. She has written two episodes for a web series currently in progress and is writing the pilot for a television series in pre-production. In addition, she has interned at Spirit eMX LLC, Storyline entertainment, and Commonwealth talent group.

Becky Wangberg is graduating with a B.a. in Screenwriting. She was born and raised in Sacramento, Calif., and transferred to Chapman after two years at american river College. She has written a few dramas that were produced here at Chapman, including Night Bloom, and the advanced Production Six-16, but has recently discovered her love for writing comedy and finished a feature screenplay called Apply Online. though she’ll continue to pursue film as well, her new dream is to write for television, because she enjoys the collaborative effort. Contact: rwangberg@att.net or 916.390.9993

thesis screenplay: Undercover Grandpa logline: average guy dave garrett suddenly finds himself to be the lucky beneficiary of a mysterious, valuable heirloom left to him by his eccentric grandpa Olaf. He plans to sell the heirloom and make a fortune off of it, determined to cut out a place for himself in high society. However, in order to find the heirloom dave must infiltrate the retirement home where Olaf left it – disguised as an old man. Contact: lizzie38@cableone.net

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gRegoRy baRton

saRah ChiChesteR

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design

gregory Barton is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production and a minor in Music, with an additional emphasis in Pre-Med. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Chapman University and has taken advantage of the numerous opportunitiesfor involvement here by singing in the University Choir, joining the fraternity Phi Kappa tau, and participating in countless other activities. His pièce de résistance in the film program is his work as a sound designer on Women Love A Man That Can Dance and North Star.

Sarah Chichester is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production. Born and raised in the small rural town of Minden, nev., she had always been a creative individual. It was not until her acceptance to Chapman University’s dodge College, however, that she realized her full potential. She knew she was meant for sound design after working on multiple smaller projects early on in school that involved sound design. It was here that her true creativity flourished. She went on to work on her two largest films, T.V. and ‘Round Midnight. Her time at Chapman has allowed her to discover her true niche in the world of film.

Contact: barto110@mail.chapman.edu or 510.290.5405

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design Jonno Cohn graduates dodge College of Film and Media arts with an emphasis in sound design. He is very excited to be both recording and designing sound for The Unnatural. Jonno has spent years studying and experimenting with sound. also a musician, Jonno looks forward to continuing this study in the future. Contact: cohn104@mail.chapman.edu

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JoRdan eusebio B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design Jordan eusebio grew up in a small town in rural Illinois. this town was boring so from 6th grade onward he and his friends made movies to entertain themselves. In high school, Jordan’s teachers would assign papers or presentations and he would turn in a movie instead. When it was time to go to college, Jordan moved to Southern California for the film school at Chapman University. He’s still there, designing sound for movies. this is his passion and he loves watching projects transform in the audio editing bay. Contact: jordaneusebio@gmail.com or 818.519.5557

Contact: Chich100@mail.chapman.edu or 775.721.2932

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ReeCe MilleR

eRin MitChell

Cody peteRson

Chad toMlinson

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design

B.F.a., Film Production, emphasis Sound design

When reece Miller left his home town of San diego, he had a decision to make. He could pursue his education and career in music study and performance, or follow an art form he had more recently fallen in love with — filmmaking. He decided he would go for broke and do both. as a sound designer and music minor he has explored, experimented, fought and fallen in love with the world of audio. reece also maintains a career as an active gigging and recording musician, and regularly performs all over Southern California.

erin Mitchell is graduating in december with a B.F.a. in Film Production. She was born in Long Beach but grew up in Knoxville, tenn. Ultimately erin hopes to be a foley artist on animated films. Her time at Chapman has culminated in her experience as sound designer on Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean To the Tune of Jolie, with Hay Un Diablo coming up during the summer.

Born and raised in San Clemente, Calif., Cody has had a career in audio production for eight years, starting with live mixing for concerts and theater before transitioning into the film world here at Chapman. While here at Chapman, he has been nominated for a Cecil for Best Sound on the comedy #54 Meets #47 as well as having sound designed over a dozen other Chapman films (the film Royalty Free is screening at this year’s newport Beach Film Festival). after graduation, Cody hopes to work as a post-sound mixer in Los angeles.

Chad tomlinson is graduating with a B.F.a. in Film Production and a minor in Sociology. after taking video classes in high school, Chad knew he wanted to pursue a career in film. His time at Chapman has been spent sound designing thesis projects The Archangel and The Infinite Game, as well as several other short films. Chad also sang in the a cappella group Men of Harmony and was a member of the University’s dive team.

Contact: Mitch118@mail.chapman.edu or 714.837.7653

Contact: reece@mursic.com or 858.525.2649

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Contact: codyman@gmail.com or 818.949.8712

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AnA CAtAlinA ACunACAstillo M.F.A., Production Design Born in San JosĂŠ, Costa Rica, Ana has a B.F.A in Communication Studies and Audiovisual Production. She co-founded an independent film production group called Bisonte Producciones, which has helped develop the film industry in her country. In the process, she found that production design was the perfect way to take advantage of and complement her love for and knowledge of architecture, art, graphic design and motion graphics. Her time at Chapman has culminated in her experience as production designer on Haymaker and The Things you Lose.

Chih-hAo Chen

Josue Fleurimond

Andrew Behrens

M.F.A., Production Design

M.F.A., Production Design

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

Born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Chih-Hao completed his B.A in Advertising and worked on several music videos and shorts as well as features as a production designer before he came to Chapman. His time at Chapman has culminated in his experience as production designer on Kingdom’s End and Six Gun.

In his second and final year as a graduate production designer at Chapman University, Josue Fleurimond is under the mentorship of Larry Paull, production designer on Blade Runner. After high school Josue joined the Navy and served his country honorably. He grew up in New Jersey/ New York City and then moved to South Florida where he worked on his B.F.A. in Interior Design at the Art Institute-Ft. Lauderdale. After that, he ventured to Lincoln, Neb., where he worked on his M.F.A. in Theater Set Design and also as a student set design teacher to undergraduate students. Most recently, Josue was honored with an internship for the television show 24 in the production design department.

Contact: adversarychen@gmail.com or 626.203.5640

Contact: catalina.acuna@gmail.com or 714.600.0726

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Contact: Josueclotaire@gmail.com or 561.951.3744

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Andrew likes pictures. Andrew likes movies. Cinematography seemed a good fit. Having learned a great deal, made some wonderful friends, learned from great professors, and honed his eye, Andrew is awaiting a sneak peek of what is to come next. Contact: behrens.andrew@gmail.com or 530.574.0865


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nAthAn CArrington M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Nathan Carrington is from Springfield, Mo., where he earned his B.S. in Media Production. Nate has a varied background, working in documentaries, shorts, features and commercials. He was the cinematographer on over 10 short films, many of which have gone on to win awards at festivals including “Best Short’” at PGLFF and a “Best Student Film, Audience Favorite Award, and Best Overall Film” at The Moxie Shorts Fest. Along with shooting many projects, Nate has been gaining experience working professionally as a gaffer, in the grip department, and as 1st AC. He has also worked as a data cine operator at Chapman University. In 2008 he was chosen to assist director Barbara Schock at a workshop in Rockport, Maine.

iAn CoAd M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Ian Coad was born and raised in Seattle, Wash. Introduced to travel at an early age, he was captivated by the possibilities he saw abroad. These experiences, paired with a B.A. in Anthropology, have prompted him to set his sights on working internationally. He hopes to experience the art of filmmaking through a diversity of cultural lenses. Ian was selected for the 2008 Korean Cultural Exchange Program, as well as being working as the cinematographer on the 2009 Location film, Dead Love. Contact: iancoad@gmaill.com or 310.666.3573

niCk dAkoulAs M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Nick was born and raised in Manchester, N.H., where he developed a passion for both technology and the visual arts. Initially accepting a full scholarship to study Computer Science at the University of New Hampshire, Nick shifted concentrations and graduated with a degree in Black and White Photography. He later found success working as a selftaught videographer, editor, and motion graphics designer before heading west to study filmmaking in Southern California. Following graduation, Nick hopes to collaborate on narrative feature films as a professional cinematographer, ideally finding opportunities to travel and see the world.

diego guillermo Flores M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Diego received his B.A. in Communication from Santa Clara University, where he started his journey into production. At Chapman University, Diego was lucky enough to find that working in film was his joy. He hopes his start in film will lead to completing his dreams. Contact: diego.flores@gmail.com or 408.394.7497

Contact: www.nickdakoulas.com

Contact: nate.film@gmail.com or 417.773.2946

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miChAel hsueh

melissA kosAr

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

Originally from Fairfax, Va., Michael discovered his love for filmmaking in high school. He attended James Madison University and received his B.S. in Media Arts and Design, Digital Video with a minor in Art.

Melissa Kosar is originally from Chicago, Ill., where she attended Benedictine University and earned her undergraduate degree in Communication Arts with a minor in Fine Art. She has an interest in film, art, theatre and basketball, combining the principles of each in her methods as a filmmaker.

To finally pursue his dreams of working on film, Michael moved to California to attend Chapman University, where he learned about all aspects of the filmmaking process, crewed on numerous productions, and shot three short films: Mrs. Mankiewicz, The Dream Jar, and Prodigal. Contact: hsueh101@ mail.chapman.edu

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During her time at Chapman University, she has had two award-winning short films: The Doll Hospital (2nd place “Lifetime Movie Networks: Every Woman’s Film Competition”; voted “Fan Favorite” for the online competition) and Girls’ Night Out! (1st place for Harley-Davidson “Bikes, Camera, Action” Female Filmmaker Competition). Kosar is preparing for her next project after she graduates in May 2010. Contact: melissa@ kosforthreeproductions.com www.KosForThree Productions.com

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M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Drew Moe is graduating with an M.F.A. in Cinematography. Born and raised in Sacramento, Calif., Drew earned his B.F.A. at UC Davis. While at Chapman and before, Drew has had the opportunity to shoot short and featurelength films, documentaries, commercials, and music videos in a wide variety of genres and formats. His short films Don’t Touch It, Playtime, and Up Jump the Boogie have all been featured in and have won numerous awards at various film festivals across the country and abroad. Drew’s thesis film, The Things You Lose in the Ocean, represents the culmination of his education at Chapman. Contact: mrmoe@hotmail.com or 916.747.8530

AliCiA PhArris M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Alicia Pharris is thrilled to graduate with her M.F.A. in Cinematography. Alicia has accomplished many things during her years at Dodge College: she was selected to travel to Korea for the Cross-Cultural Exchange Program, and awarded the prestigious “Cinematographer of the Future” scholarship from Eastman Kodak through the Dodge College Women in Focus conference. Contact: alicia.m.pharris@gmail.com or 714.392.7035


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rAe-Ann smith

Bret wAtkins

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography

Rae-ann Smith is a writer, photographer and filmmaker. She has studied and worked in Trinidad, Jamaica, Cuba and now the United States where she is presently completing her M.F.A. in Film Production.

During Bret's childhood, his family took him to the movie theater religiously. Following his passion into adulthood, Bret successfully completed a B.A. in Film and New Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Proving himself as a cinematographer early on, the first film he shot won the UCSB Reel Loud Film Festival. Bret knew he wanted to create the same kind of films that captured his imagination as a child. Since arriving at Chapman he has completed a baker’s dozen of films as cinematographer, and worked on countless other films in key roles in both the camera and electric departments.

Contact: raeann.smith@gmail.com

ryAn weedA M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Cinematography Ryan Weeda grew up in Kansas City, Mo. He received a B.S. In Engineering Physics from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. While a student at Westmont, he began doing freelance video work and quickly decided that a life working in the fast paced world of physics was, perhaps, not the best fit for him. While at Chapman he found his technical background to be, actually, quite useful for cinematography. As a cinematographer, he has shot several films at Chapman, including his thesis film New World Water, as well as the undergraduate thesis film The Codex Gigas. Contact: ryan.d.weeda@gmail.com

Contact: watki103@mail.chapman.edu

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Graduate Editing

FloriAn “FloBo” BoyCe M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing As a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, F. Flobo Boyce has always been fascinated with colorful characters and their many stories. He holds a B.A. degree in Communications from Flagler College. As an editor, he takes an analytical and philosophical approach to each project. Outside of filmmaking, Flobo is also an author. His first book, By The Ounce and Other Tales, was published in 2008. Contact: ftboyce@gmail.com

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Ben Cox

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing Claire Conger was born and raised in Woodside, Calif. She received her B.A. in Biology and Theater at Colby College before deciding to apply her love of storytelling to the study of film. After working as editor on the films The Drama Queen, Like Airplanes in the Tummy and The Dream Jar, she learned to appreciate the importance editing plays as the “last rewrite of the movie.” Her work on Spark has been the culmination of all her preparation and the experience she has gained at Chapman. She hopes to continue crafting stories by pursuing a career as an editor for television. Contact: claireconger@gmail.com or 714.423.1427

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing Ben Cox graduated with a B.S. in Media Production from Missouri State University in 2007. During his graduate thesis year at Chapman University, he already entered the professional world. Recently, Ben won a national contest for making a book trailer for Random House Publishing, entitled Parties & Potions. With this credit he was hired in post-production for the Disney-produced feature film, You Again. Ben is now a member of the Editor’s Guild. Originally from Missouri, Ben has worked in various parts of film/video before studying at Chapman. He has written, directed, shot and edited various shorts, music videos, and commercials. He has edited over 10 short films while at Chapman, many which have won awards on the festival circuit. Contact: bencoxfilms@gmail.com or 417.399.1705

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mAtt CrAwFord M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing Matt Crawford is an editor, screenwriter, and musician originally from New Jersey. Matt completed his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Production at the University of Colorado where his passion for making films began. When Matt isn’t editing, sound designing, developing a television series, or writing a feature screenplay, he writes songs as another form of artistic expression. Contact: matthewcrawford1000@ yahoo.com or 303.898.2508


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AmAndA guerriero

roBin hArtwig

ChelseA kAmmeyer

sAnyuktA kAzA

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing

Amanda Guerriero was born and raised on Long Island in New York, where she attended Hofstra University for three years and received her Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. When she graduated, she packed up and made the 3000-mile move to Southern California in an effort to pursue her dream of becoming an editor. She edited the film How to Help Yourself Completely as well as sound designing Fig Season. Her time at Chapman has culminated in her experience as editor and sound designer on her thesis film.

Robin Hartwig grew up in Piedmont, Calif., studying violin, inventing mysteries with her sister and neighbors down the street, and crafting, in clay to collage. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Oregon, where story won out over art. Before discovering film, she worked as a public speaker, software designer and academic administrator. She has enjoyed participating on many sets in the art and sound departments, but it is her love for the art of editing and the discoveries made inside each film that keep her intrigued. She is looking forward to the future, and exercising her creativity daily.

Chelsea Kammeyer is graduating with a B.F.A in Film Production with an Editing emphasis. She edited several thesis and cycle films during her time at Chapman, but none of these films can compare to her experience working on her senior thesis film.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India,Sanyukta completed her undergraduate degree in Mass Media and pursued an advanced program in editing at the Film and Television Institute of India. She has interned at FOCUS Features and has worked on several short films, documentaries, and commercials as an editor and post-production supervisor worldwide. She expresses her passion for film through editing where she seeks to meld performance with storytelling to craft a story that transcends national and language boundaries.

Contact: amandaguerriero@yahoo.com or 631.327.0860

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Contact: sanyuktakaza@gmail.com or 425.516.9226

Contact: robinwithaneye@gmail.com or 714.501.5748

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Graduate Editing/Sound Design

leAh lAVender

miChAel dAVid mesA

eddie mikAsA

niCole zwiren

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing

M.F.A., Film Production emphasis Editing

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Editing

M.F.A., Film Production, emphasis Sound Design

Born in the South, Leah has always had a desire to tell stories. She was the producer for Lion T.V., her high school television station, and was involved in theater. It was here that she fell in love with film and editing. After high school she went on to graduate in three years with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. During her time at Chapman, she has worked for various film production companies, and currently works for Overture Films. Her one goal has been to work at an independent film company. Now that she has achieved this, the best is yet to come.

In 1994, Michael began a career in education. He eventually helped to develop a film and video production program for Mountain View High School in El Monte, Calif. He graduated in 1993 from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in film production. He was inspired to continue his film education with an emphasis in editing. Michael intends to pursue a career in post-production as a film editor.

Eddie, originally from Seattle, loves his new life in Southern California. As an editor, Eddie has been associated with Hollywood MTV, Surf Illustrated, NBC-Universal’s Trauma, and many short films. He’s currently the assistant editor on Things Fall Apart, starring Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and is helping in post on Mike Mills’ new film Beginners, starring Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent.

Nicole Zwiren has a B.A. degree in Anthropology and African-American Studies from UCLA. She became interested in film when she took a French Film History class. Some of her favorite filmmakers are Francois Truffaut, Robert Bresson, and Luis Bunuel. She is interested in doing work on documentaries, but looks forward to expanding her knowledge of sound.

Contact: rastaxolotl@yahoo.com

Contact: eddie.mikasa@gmail.com or 323.206.6531

Contact: leah.lavender@yahoo.com or 501-940-3459

While at Chapman, Nicole successfully completed a Dolby 5.1 stereo mix and has made two 15-minute films about whether or not HIV is the cause of AIDS. She is now working on documentaries that attack the pharmaceutical industry. Contact: NicoleKnows@gmail.com

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gAVin JohAnnsen

BrittAnie Johnson

steVen J. morrison

meng PAn

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M.F.A., Screenwriting

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Gavin Johannsen was born and raised in Simi Valley, Calif. He received his B.A. in English from Lyon College in Arkansas, where he honed his writing skill under Dr. Terrell Tebbetts, a nationally recognized Faulknerian scholar and published writer. While at Chapman, Gavin has been a minority, trying to bring his love of action films to the student level.

Brittanie Johnson is graduating with an M.F.A. in Screenwriting; she received a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Irvine, a certificate from the UCI Extension program in screenwriting, and is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting. A California native and Buddhist, she grew up with beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities, and a love of narrative and storytelling. After studying science when initially entering university, she was a popular film critic for her college paper and learned instead to follow her dreams. As an undergrad, she wrote and directed several films which won awards in festivals, including Plan B, The First Temptation, and Shut Up and Eat Your Vegetables. Quickly, she discovered writing was her true calling, and her screenplay, Internal Secrets, went on to be a semi-finalist at Screenwriting Expo, Slamdance, and the Austin Film Festival. Her goals include earning a PhD in Comparative Literature, writing features, and bringing back period films.

Steven J. Morrison was raised in Placentia, Calif. He received his B.A. in Geography with a minor in Music from the University of California, Santa Barbara. This is where he first began taking classes in screenwriting. From there, receiving accolades for his work and not wanting to sit in an office for the rest of his life, he began the pursuit of a career in screenwriting. He hopes to inspire, entertain, and most importantly, generate laughter from the words that he creates. Whether it be features, television, or infomercial, those objectives always remain the same.

Born and raised in mainland China, Meng Pan moved to the United States at the age of 22 to pursue a new area of her writing career. Prior to this, she was one of the youngest column writers in China. Meng Pan received her Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Anhui University where she wrote her debut novel, Around the Corner of Time, published in July 2005. Being passionate and curious about humanity and life, Meng Pan writes for both screen and the print media, in both English and Chinese. She is particularly interested in feminist and multicultural movies.

thesis screenplay: Silver Bond logline: Three brothers, two of which are superheroes, decide to go to their parents’ house for Christmas vacation looking to reconnect as a family. Hilarity ensues. Contact: Grj315@gmail.com

thesis screenplay: How I Lost 10 Pounds in 2 Hours synopsis: Based on a true story, a lonely college student, stressed, goal-driven and uptight, discovers that she has both a blood disorder and a 10 pound tumor, complicating life and love. She quickly begins retreating into her own mind, dreaming of running away, living in another time, and avoiding the problems in front of her. But as her surgery approaches, she needs to learn to deal with everything and come of age at 28.

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thesis screenplay: Happiness is a Warm Gun logline: With her career, relations, and life on the edge, a depressed and pessimistic psychiatrist takes therapy to an extreme level. Instead of counseling, group therapy, and expressing your thoughts, there’s really nothing that can cure you quicker than a gun to your head. The only problem is, if she wants to help herself, does she have to put a gun to her own head?

thesis screenplay: Undeveloped logline: A young Chinese immigrant couple encounters a roll of undeveloped film that changes their lives in the U.S.A. On their journey to find Jordan, a sad-eyed U.S. solider, a special history of the Korean War is going to be revealed for the first time. Contact: mengpan74@gmail.com or 714.747.0520

Contact: sjmorrison@hotmail.com or 805.403.1693

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ChArles BACk

dAVid mAy

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M. A., Film Studies

Charlie received his B.S. in Psychology from Arizona State University. When faced with “the next step,” he was unable to ignore following his dream of becoming involved in the film industry. Thanks to key films such as The Rock (1995), Hook (1993), and Rocky IV (1985), Charlie desired to understand the film industry historically, industrially and practically. Falling in love with editing his second year, Charlie began to split time between academia and production.

David May graduated cum laude from Chapman University in 2005 with a B.F.A. in Film and Television with an emphasis in Writing/Directing and a minor in Communications. His undergraduate films Fetch and Itsy Bitsy have screened at over 100 film festivals internationally wining several awards including “Best Picture.” After his time as an undergraduate, David participated in the FOX Reality TV show produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett entitled On the Lot and placed 12th. While in graduate school, David has served in Chapman’s Office of Undergraduate Admission and is currently one of the Assistant Directors of Admission.

thesis: Burning Gotham to the Ground: Rebooting, Rebuilding, and Revising the Superhero Genre Post 9/11 through the dark knight Abstract: This thesis examines the resurgence of the Superhero genre post 9/11 as a response to American fears and anxieties. Intrinsically linked to the American psyche through the construction of the American Monomyth, the superhero’s changing role after the terrorist attacks represents the swell of patriotism and unified America after the attacks to the altered role of the hero post-Hurricane Katrina and failure to put an end to the “war on terror.” The Dark Knight ultimately reflects the disillusionment found in the government and worries of the American people after the events of 9/11, the Iraq War and the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina. Films analyzed include the Spider-man franchise, the X-men franchise, Batman Begins (2005), Superman Returns (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008). Contact: charles.h.back@gmail.com or 714.486.1589

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thesis: New Media and the College Admission Process Abstract: This thesis examines the implementation of new media technologies into the college or university admission process. Successful utilization of new media tools can lead to more meaningful interaction between institutions of higher education and prospective students. New media solutions are placed over the traditional “admission funnel” and strengths and weaknesses are studied. Chapman University’s New Media Recruitment Initiative serves as the primary case study while other institutions’ efforts are also discussed.

Contact: yamdivad@gmail.com or 323.863.6218 www.davidmay.net

T H E S I S

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August 2009

• Professor Nam Lee’s Korean Cinema

• Producer Michael Phillips (Taxi

Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind) teaches Films of the ‘70s as the Tom and Joyce Tucker Filmmaker-in-Residence.

• Producer/Director Tony Bill (The Sting, My Bodyguard, Untamed Heart) is the O. L. Halsell Filmmaker-in-Residence.

• Rick Curnutt’s (MFA / Film Prod. ’08)

film Free Lunch and Carles Torrens’ (BFA / Film Prod. ’08) film Delaney are the first Chapman films to screen in the prestigious Sao Paulo Short Film Festival in Brazil.

• Kevin Acevedo’s (MFA / Film Prod.

’08) film The Last Page and Carles Torrens’ (BFA / Film Prod. ’08) film Delaney are the first Chapman films to screen in the Strasbourg Int’l Film Festival in France.

• Hebron Simckes-Joffe’s script “Two

Lives” wins the screenplay festival at Wild Sound in Toronto and is read and discussed at the National Film Board of Canada.

september 2009

• Business of the Biz industry panel includes guests from Lionsgate, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures, MTV and National Geographic who discuss the future of content distribution and how studio operations are changing.

• PRSSA hosts Chapman alum

Inez Be of Hilary Kaye Associates.

• Location television project Kate

So Far is nominated as Outstanding Drama and screens in the prestigious New York Television Festival.

• A.C.E. editor Alan Baumgarten

(Zombieland, Lawnmower Man) is special guest speaker in Scott Arundel’s class.

• Director Tony Bill and Professor

Bill Dill hold a debate about digital formats vs. 35mm film.

Chapman alumni Michael Ashley (MFA/Screenwriting ’07) and Charles Borg win first place in the A/Exposure Script Contest with their feature-length script entitled “Yeah, I Blew Up the Internet.”

• Award-winning director William

Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist) is guest speaker in Michael Phillips’ class.

• Award-winning speech writer and PR exec Ron Kirkpatrick speaks to PRSSA.

• PRSSA and the Chapman Ad Club host the 4th Annual Warlocks and Witches Ball at Knott’s Scary Studios for Halloween. The theme is “Cirque Dement.”

• David Jibladze’s film Beholden

wins Best Student Short Film and Best Actor at the Bend Film Festival in Oregon.

• Emmy-nominated writer Bill

Freiberger (The Simpsons) speaks to the PrimeTime TV Club.

october 2009

• Dodge College hosts “First Cut”

Industry Showcase at the DGA Theatre in Hollywood. The program features La Nina del Desierto (by Malachi Rempen), Passing On (by Cameron Clark), Turn Around (by Prarthana Mohan), Clemency (by Joseph Albanese), and Heal (by Adnan Ahmad).

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november 2009

• Dodge College hosts first Pusan

West Film Festival featuring selections from the Pusan International Film Festival including the U.S. premiere of the director’s cut of Thirst and master classes with renowned Korean directors Park Chan-wook and Kim Ji-woon.

• Actor Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws,

Close Encounters of the Third Kind) is a guest of Tony Bill in Industry Insiders.

• Dodge College hosts a special

preview screening of The Fourth Kind, a theatrically released feature film directed by Chapman alum Olatunde Osunsanmi (MFA/Film Prod. ’99)

• Director Bryan Singer (The Usual

Suspects, X-Men) is a guest speaker in Michael Phillips’ class.

• Oscar-nominated animation

producer Don Hahn (Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) speaks to digital arts students.

• Digital arts students travel to

San Francisco to visit animation studios Pixar and ImageWorks.

• Director Richard Donner (Superman, Lethan Weapon) screens his film The Goonies in Tom Mankiewicz’ class.

• Marc Graboff (chairman of NBC

Entertainment and Universal Media Studios) is a special guest speaker in the Dodge College Business of the Biz speaker series.

• PRSSA hosts Reed Dickens,

former White House Assistant Press Secretary.

• Emmy-winning writer/producer

James Manos Jr. (The Sopranos, Dexter) speaks to the Prime Time TV Club.

• Ben Bliss (BFA/Film Prod. ’08)

wins the $1000 Grand Prize in the Teen Book Video Awards sponsored by Random House and Nielsen Media. Ben Bliss and Rosie Lambert (MFA/ Film Prod. ’10) fly to New York City to see their finalist videos screened at the Tribeca Film Center.

• Erika Cohn’s film When the Voices

Fade wins the DGA Student Award in the Women’s category.

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class attends the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea.


• David Jibladze’s film Beholden wins

Nate Atcheson’s independent feature film entitled Herpes Boy wins the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival.

4 Dodge College films win awards at the International Student Film Festival in Hollywood: David Jibladze’s Beholden: Grand Jury Award, Nadia Hamzeh’s Fiasco: Best Comedy, Carles Torrens’ Delaney: Best Dark Comedy, and Matthew Ladensack’s S.S. Humanity: Best Sci-Fi

• Actor/director Richard Benjamin

(Goodbye Columbus, The Money Pit) is the Marion Knott Filmmakerin-Residence.

• New course in Trans-Cultural

Documentary welcomes Chapman Singapore students to Orange to partner with students here on short doc projects. Students from Orange also travel to Singapore.

• SNL writer Anne Beatts and

documentarian Sally Rubin join the faculty.

• Ron Diamond presents the 11 •

Dodge College alumni Daniel McLellan, Dres Fischer Centeno, and Malachi Rempen win $25,000 and a trip to Las Vegas in the 901 Tequila Big Idea contest for their a commercial entitled “There’s Only One Way Your Night Should Begin.”

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• Documentary students go to

Fox Studios in Culver City to see James Cameron present Avatar and discuss its reception among environmentalists.

• Dodge alum Derek Helwig (BFA

three films by Chapman alumni: One Too Many Mornings, written/ directed by Michael Mohan (BFA Film Prod. ’02), Let’s Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates, animated by Chris Weller (BFA Film Prod. ’04), Douchebag, produced and starring Ben York Jones (BFA Film Prod. ’05).

• Slamdance Film Festival screens

the feature film URFrenz, written/ directed by Dodge College professor Jeff Phillips and produced by Dodge student Jana Winternitz with the help of over 30 Chapman students and alumni.

February 2010

• Animation director Brad Bird

(The Incredibles, Ratatouille) packs the house in the Folino Theater for his presentation on animation today.

• “Club Doc” (Chapman’s new

documentary club) screens the 2010 Oscar nominee documentary Food Inc. followed by a Q&A with producer Elise Pearlstein.

• Dodge College alumnus Gabriel

Garza (BFA Film Prod. ’06) is the recipient of the Nickelodeon Fellowship for Diverse Writers. one of only three selected for this competitive paid internship.

of the TV show Step By Step, and Dave Mahanes, creators of the web series Lovin’ Lakin visit the Prime Time TV Club.

• Sundance Film Festival screens

th

Annual Show of Shows, best animation from around the world.

• Christine Lakin, former child star

• PRSSA hosts Kristin Proctor

travels to Machu Picchu in Peru during Interterm.

december 2009 wins Best Student Film at the Santa Fe Film Festival in New Mexico and Kevin Acevedo’s film The Last Page wins Audience Award at the Rencontres Henri Langlois student Film festival in Poitiers, France.

prestigious A.C.E. Editing Internship (out of 100 applicants, only two students selected).

• Expedition Documentary class

Dodge College hosts a reception and screening of the three documentaries produced in Cameroon, West Africa, by students in Dodge’s International Documentary program.

• David Jibladze’s film Beholden

• Laura Zempel receives the

Andrew Hellesen (MFA Film Prod. ’10) wins the A.C.E. Eddie Award from the Society of American Cinema Editors.

speaking on the workings of a boutique PR firm.

Film Prod. ’05), producer on The Amazing Race, visits the Prime Time TV Club.

• Chapman Alumni association and

PRSSA host “Red Carpet Black Tie” Oscar party and a commercial contest; Kellen Moore wins the $1000 prize for his 30-second video on Komforte Chockolates.

march 2010

• Animation director Bob Kurtz,

VFX supervisor Douglas Smith, and animation historian Jerry Beck are all special guest speakers in Bill Kroyer’s Digital Arts Evolution and Aesthetics class.

• Twenty-nine top PR and advertising professionals come to Chapman over four nights of Boot Camp for Success, sponsored by PRSSA and Ad Club to provide resume critiques, interview coaching, state-of-the-industry forecasts and career advice.

• Greg Foster (Chairman and

President of Filmed Entertainment of the IMAX Corporation) is a special guest speaker in the Dodge College Business of the Biz speaker series.

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Best Student Short Film at the Bend Film Festival in Oregon and Kevin Acevedo’s film The Last Page wins Best Student short film at the Temecula Film Festival.

January 2010


• ClubDoc co-sponsors a screening • Club Doc screens the feature

documentary Speaking In Tongues followed by a Q&A with director Marcia Jarmel.

• Cameron Sawyer’s film She’s A

Fox wins Audience Awards at the Sedona Film Festival in Arizona and at the Charleston Film Festival in South Carolina.

• Andy Schocken, co-producer

and cinematographer of Oscarnominated The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardener, presents a Cinema Verite workshop for ClubDoc.

• Adnan Ahman’s film Heal wins

Humanitarian Award at the Cleveland Film Festival in Ohio and Arthur Fishel’s film James Warwick wins Humanitarian Award at the Sedona Film Festival in Arizona.

April 2010

• Dan Gregoire of Halon Entertainment speaks on pre-vis to digital arts students.

• Dodge College hosts an encore of

the “First Cut” Industry Showcase at the DGA Theatre in New York City.

• Two PR teams entered in the

national PRSSA Bateman Case Study competition receive national recognition. Among 68 college teams submitting campaigns on behalf of the U.S. Census, 16 are honored and three finalists selected.

• Professor Bill Kroyer hosts Acting

in the Digital Age at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

• 3 Dodge students won prizes in the College Television Awards (a.k.a. Student Emmys): Nadia Hamzeh’s film Fiasco wins 2nd place in the comedy category,

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• PRSSA hosts James Greathouse, PR director with experience with Charlotte Russe, Starbucks and Eddie Bauer.

• Malachi Rempen’s film La Niña del Desierto is a Regional Finalist in the Student Academy Awards.

• Rhianon Gutierrez’ film When I’m

Not Alone wins Best Documentary Short and the Best of Fest award at the Kansas City Film Festival.

• Chapman’s National Student

Advertising Competition team takes first place in its region over UCLA, USC and UCI and is headed for Orlando, Florida, for the national championship.

• PRSSA presents Nicole Marostica, director of publicity for ABC Entertainment Group.

• Jeffrey Olm, digital artist at

DreamWorks, speaks on visual effects and 3-D to digital arts students.

• PrimeTime TV Club hosts Marco

Black, producer/director on CSI: Miami

• Dodge College hosts eighth annual

“Women In Focus” Conference featuring a panel of influential women in television including Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live, Square Pegs, A Different World), Kim Fleary (Everybody Hates Chris, Home Improvement, The Drew Carey Show), Felicia Henderson (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Moesha, Soul Food: The Series), Danica Krislovich (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Rock N Jock Basketball, Rock N Jock Softball), Lesli Linka Glatter (Weeds, Mad Men, ER, House M.D., The Mentalist, Freaks and Geeks, Twin Peaks), Lee Shallat Chemel (Gilmore Girls, Murphy Brown, Family Ties), and Jessika Borsiczky (FlashForward).

may 2010

• Andrew Hellesen’s film Mutually

Assured Desire is selected to screen at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival.

• Cameron Sawyer’s film She’s

A Fox is the first Chapman film to be accepted into the prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival in Scotland, U.K.

• Screening of Community Voices

documentaries produced through a program funded by the Dhont Foundation.

• ClubDoc sponsors a screening

of CRUDE: The Real Price of Oil.

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of the Invisible Children Legacy Tour.

Malachi Rempen’s film La Niña del Desierto wins 3rd place in the drama category, and Rhianon Gutierrez’ film When I’m Not Alone wins the $10,000 Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship.


dodge College FAst FACts (Continued from inside front cover) Filmmakers-in-residence Each semester, a renowned filmmaker spends 15 weeks on campus screening films and working individually with 10 selected student scholars. Filmmakers-in-Residence have included directors Richard Benjamin, Tony Bill, William Friedkin, Harold Becker, Carl Franklin, Martha Coolidge, Arthur Hiller, Mark Rydell, Daniel Petrie Sr., John Badham, Peter Medak, Jocelyn Moorhouse and animation director Bill Kroyer; producers Mace Neufeld and David Foster, production designer Polly Platt, editor Bob Jones, writer/director David Ward, and television director Sheldon Epps.

Chapman is one of 14 U.S. colleges and universities elected to membership in the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT), the preeminent international body of film schools.

student Production

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Students own their own films.

PR and advertising students have gone to work for agencies such as Ketchum; Rogers and Cowan; Porter Novelli; Fleishman Hillard; Chiatt Day; Saatchi and Saatchi; Foote, Cone & Belding as well as for corporations and non-profit institutions.

Broadcast Journalism alumni have been on the air in Los Angeles, Toledo, and Pittsburgh, among other cities, on network affiliates as well as local channels.

School-funded location filmmaking projects shoot in January with student scripts and crews selected competitively. Many films are shot on 35mm.

the demille Connection

Film Festival Coordinator helps students enter their work in festivals.

First Cut: Select student films are screened for industry representatives at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles each fall and New York each spring.

Students screen their final senior thesis and graduate thesis films each spring. Advanced students often shoot on 35mm.

The entry rotunda of Knott Studios is named for the legendary director Cecil B. DeMille, in honor of endowment support from Cecilia Presley, DeMille’s granddaughter, a longtime Chapman trustee.

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On-campus telecine helps lower costs.

Chapman university

Students can take advantage of motion capture and green screen to create sophisticated composited projects.

An independent, 4-year liberal arts-based university with 5,700 students.

killer scripts: Summaries of top student scripts are posted online with notifications sent directly to agents, producers, and development executives.

marketing Focus

45 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate programs, including business and law.

Chapman University was founded in 1861.

hollywood Connections

Public relations and advertising students learn the tools of the film and television industry and the Internet to tell stories for business.

women in Focus: Annual conference featuring women in various aspects of the business.

international initiatives

internships

Internships are available at the major studios, networks, independent production companies and public relations and advertising agencies. Internships abroad are also available at the Cannes Film Festival.

Chapman offers a B.F.A. degree in Creative Producing in Singapore, in partnership with the School of Film and Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. A scholarship program enables students to travel to various countries to create documentaries about NGOs; students visited Cambodia in 2008, visited Africa in 2009. Film students participate in exchange programs with the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea and Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan.

They also partner with film students to write marketing plans for student films.

Alumni

Chapman alumni are currently working at many of the major production entities, including Imagine, CBS, NBC, UPN, Sony, Fox, Dreamworks, Paramount, Universal and Disney.

Film school history 1970s: First film classes offered at Chapman. 1981: First full-time film professor hired, Bob Bassett. 1983: First Location Filmmaking project. 1992: Department of Film and Television formed. 1996: The School of Film and Television founded. 1999: First Filmmaker-in-Residence, Arthur Hiller. 2004: Dodge College of Film and Media Arts named. 2006: Marion Knott Studios completed. 2008: Dodge College Singapore campus opens doors. 2009: Dodge College launches Pusan West Film Showcase.


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