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Student filmmakers see their shorts screened at renowned Cannes Film Festival A number of moviegoers might not realize this, but filmmaking is a highly demanding and time-consuming field. The men and women in the industry labor with lights, cameras, sound equipment and more. However, occasionally there’s a great payoff for their hard work. After submitting their respective short films to Campus Movie Fest, a traveling film competition for college campuses, Georgia Southern filmmakers Brandon Warnock, Tahir Daudier, Madison Reynolds, Richard Patrick and Laura Hutson were given an invitation to the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Held each year in Cannes, France, the Cannes Film Festival is widely considered the most prestigious film festival in the world. Campus Movie Fest has a partnership with the Cannes Film Festival, where they select the best films submitted to be screened in Cannes’s Short Film Corner, a section of the festival that holds its own separate viewing room. “At first, we didn’t believe it was true so we sent (the invitation) to our professor. We freaked out. We looked and read the email over and over again,” Daudier said. Campus Movie Fest requires students to create a short film in the span of a week, from writing the script and filming the scenes to editing sound and video footage in post-production. Daudier worked with Warnock, Reynolds and Patrick to create three short films for Campus Movie Fest: For Him, For a Moment and House Call. For Him and For a Moment were about a man interrogating three individuals in an attempt to find his loved one and the make-or-break moment of a couple’s relationship, respectively. Laura Huston submitted a documentary, Southern Mentality, which focuses on a woman sharing her harrowing experience with sex traf-

ficking. Hutson — who drove up to Missouri to conduct an eight-to-nine hour interview — filmed, directed and edited the documentary entirely by herself. “Sex trafficking has always been something I wanted to work and spread the word on. It’s a subject that’s close to my heart,” Hutson said. “My friend from middle school had posted her testimony, coming out for the first time that she was sexually trafficked when she lived in Georgia. I took that as a sign that I was meant to tell her story. I was someone who she trusted who could tell her story as a filmmaker.” Southern Mentality, For Him and For a Moment were all received warmly by Campus Movie Fest, winning the competition held at Georgia Southern and scoring well on the online viewership leaderboard. Warnock, who worked as the set and art director, could not attend due to lack of fundraising, but his colleagues kept him updated on the reception of their short films. “There was a day they premiered the Short Film Corner, where they showed other short films,” Warnock said. “From what I heard from the guys, they weren't able to attend because the screening was packed, which is an awesome thought because it's humbling to think about all of the viewers who saw our films in such a prestigious setting.” Though he could not get into the screening due to the roomy being fully packed, Daudier said he waited outside and flagged down people leaving the event to ask them their opinions of the GSU students’ films. “Everyone that I stopped enjoyed the films, which was reassuring,” Daudier said. “The positive confirmation of our film formula amongst

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As someone who actually you have Dory herself, always quite liked Jojo Moyes' Me introducing herself with (and, Before You, I got exasperated at heartbreakingly, apologizing the outpouring of hate directed for) her short-term memory at the film of the same name loss, and learning to live more that came out a few weeks ago. effectively with it on her own. I went digging through reviews I get very annoyed and disability-positive forums with stories that present to try to understand a different unchangeable aspects about perspective. After researching, people as obstacles to be Brittani Howell overcome. A film about race I still felt that most of the hate resulted from bad readings of that presents skin color as the source material, but the research a challenge to be transcended is not primed me for a completely minda whole lot better than an outright blowing experience when I walked into racist movie, and the same goes for Pixar's latest, the long-awaited sequel movies about disabilities. Watching Finding Dory. Finding Dory, I never once felt that Because if you're looking for a the characters were being driven to disability-positive movie, Finding Dory "overcome" their disabilities. In fact, blows it out of the freaking water. their disabilities were by far the least I don't want to waste space with important, least defining traits about synopsis, but to set the scene: Lovable the characters, to the point where — until I started looking for it — I hardly blue tang Dory, who lives with shortnoticed that many of them had disterm memory loss, suddenly gets a abilities at all. blast of recollection that leads her on In addition to giving these nora quest to reunite with her long-lost matively challenged characters time family. The journey takes her and to shine, the movie puts much of the former favorites Marlin and Nemo all burden for "overcoming" disability on the way to an aquarium in California the able-bodied characters (namely that serves as a hospital for marine life, Marlin; there are actually very few of rescuing injured animals and rehabilithem in the movie). Just as Marlin had tating them for re-release. Dory is septo learn to give Nemo space and let arated from Nemo and Marlin to go him grow up in Finding Nemo, Marlin on her own adventure in the aquarium, has to get his neurotic daddy tenworking with a cast of colorful new dencies in check and realize that Dory characters to find the family she lost so — despite the hazards her short-term long ago. I was so wrapped up in the family memory loss can pose — is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. reunion plot that it wasn't until It isn't a perfect movie; in fact, halfway through the movie that I really several writers have pinged on the realized what was going on. As soon aforementioned sea lion and loon, as the story moves to the aquarium, which become the butt of several jokes every major character the audience that other characters are spared. But encounters has some kind of condition it's a step in the right direction and that would be typically classified as a does a good job of introducing talking disability. The whale shark has myopia, points between parents and children making it difficult for her to see about living with community members where she goes when she swims; her who live with mental and physical neighbor, a beluga whale, has trouble challenges — and about living with using his echolocation. To get into the their own. aquarium, Marlin and Nemo must rely on the help of a sea lion and a loon, each with some kind of developmental Brittani Howell is the editor of disorder; while Dory's partner in crime Connect Statesboro. If you'd like to in the aquarium is an octopus-turnedreach out, shoot a message to editor@ septapus named Hank. And, of course,!w


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The Tattler's Take: Sun Belt changes and Tormenta storming the field fun. A 10-seed could get hot and make a run, and Cinderella stories are always fun to watch unfold. That’s part of what makes March Madness so exciting, right? Plus, these student athletes bust their butts all year long. They deserve to be a part of Brown the conference tournament at season’s end. There will still be some emphasis on regular season performance. The top four seeds will earn a first-round bye. But the teams who have to play first round games will get a day off before facing one of those top four, so the bye won’t be as much of an advantage as in the past. Personally, I liked how the conference protected its top teams in the past with the top two seeds earning double-byes into the semi-finals. The Sun Belt should want its best team(s) representing it in the Big Dance because there’s a better shot at knocking off a higher-seeded team or two. But all in all, I think giving everyone a shot at the conference championship is a good thing. If for no other reason, the student athletes deserve the experience of the tournament atmosphere. Finally, a few weeks ago we talked

about South Georgia Tormenta FC and how the team was close, but still had not gotten over the hump of getting that first win — or even scoring its first goal. Not to brag, but I predicted that once the firsts had been accomplished, things would take off. And I was right. After starting the season with a tie followed by three straight home losses, Tormenta has won four in a row and has climbed to fifth place in the division standings. Hopefully this doesn’t jinx anything, but all four games have been shutout wins. Tormenta has ridden great defense and stellar goalkeeping by Anton Widen and Alex Guerra while outscoring its opponents 7-0 during the streak. This weekend, Tormenta hits the road for rematches with the two teams from West Virginia they defeated at home last week. The team will wrap up its home schedule next week with games against the Tri-Cities Otters (Thursday, July 7) and the first place Charlotte Eagles (Saturday, July 9). The regular season will finish up with two road games the following week. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Statesboro’s soccer team—I highly recommend making it to one or both of these games.w

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Last week, we talked about some changes in the Sun Belt Conference with the exit of football-only members Idaho and New Mexico State following the upcoming 2016 season. Coastal Carolina will join the league as a full member beginning this year Alex for all sports except football — until 2017, when football will be included. The decision to add CCU is looking particularly good on the baseball front. The Chanticleers have not only made it to Omaha and the College World Series, but they are in the national championship this week against Arizona. We will know by the middle of the week whether or not the Sun Belt will be home to the baseball defending national champion next season. And oh, by the way: The Arizona team Coastal is facing in the championship is the same team who barely escaped their regional by defeating the host and top-seeded team, UL-Lafayette, twice in the championship round to advance to a Super Regional. Sun Belt baseball is strong. In last week’s column, we also discussed the addition of a Sun Belt Conference championship game for the 2018 football season. But football isn’t the only sport seeing postseason changes. Beginning in the spring of 2017, the Sun Belt men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will feature all conference teams instead of only the top eight qualifying for the tournament field. I have mixed feelings about the change. Limiting the field to eight teams made regular season games more important. It gave teams something to play for and put a sense of urgency on games in January and February. Now, everyone makes it so it doesn’t really make much difference if you finish sixth, eighth or eleventh. Everybody will be in New Orleans the second weekend of March. On the flip side, having all teams go just makes the tournament more

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With a sequel to the at times. Also, after a while original Mirror’s Edge, the story missions become developer EA Digital Illusions very predictable. CE and publisher Electronic Players will feel the Arts has released Mirror’s routine and familiar errand Edge Catalyst to reboot missions of the first Mirror's the game eight years after Edge, but there are some the original title was introinteresting puzzles scattered Tim Webb duced. The open-world game throughout. The only time is an action-adventure platformer that players will truly get to see variety in follows the protagonist, Faith, in her the environment will be in the later attempt to overthrow missions — which is a a corrupt corporation shame. REVIEW that rules the city. Personally, I felt the 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' developers could have Players will assume the role of Faith done a better job at Conners in the futurmaking the characters istic city of Glass. likable. Everyone is so Traversing Glass with serious in the game, Developer: EA Dice parkour movements it’s hard to find a conPublisher: Electronic Arts and zip lines, the nection with Faith or Platform: Microsoft Windows, any of the other people player’s objective is PlayStation 4, Xbox One of Glass City. to complete the main Although the game mission, side quests is dull at times, Catalyst is a welcome and other puzzles found throughout change of pace from the overpoputhe city. Instead of using weapons or lated titles where players have to use guns like other games, Faith has to rely guns. Also, the parkour movements on her parkour movements and melee were used to perfection and shine combat to avoid or fight enemies. The game has a nice art style and the in the open-world city. With tons of audio works well with the content. The side quests, players will have plenty of city of Glass looks very futuristic and is content to keep them busy with those perfect for the parkour movements you parkour movements. It may have not will use throughout the game. However, been the game I was expecting, but it’s given the dystopian backdrop, the city is definitely a nice change-up from the very empty and feels barren and lonely usual titles I play.w


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What's cooking with 4 and 20 Bakers Innovative patry chef serving up unique, from-scratch "designer" cupcakes end up in carrot cakes, and the strawberries he picks up from Jacob’s Produce are used for his fresh-squeezed strawberry lemonade. “I just really feel we’re kind of going back to that system where we’re not just swiping a card,” Montgomery said. “We’re bartering, we’re making relationships. I like that feeling. I like knowing where my food comes from, because that’s really important to me, to give my customers the best quality available. If I’m going to eat something, I don’t want it to be filled with things that I can’t pronounce. From-scratch just tastes the best. It brings you home every time.” The Sylvania-based business picked up traction here in Statesboro through good old-fashion word-ofmouth after positive reception from farmers markets and local tastings. Those in search of Montgomery’s baked goods can find them at Three Tree Coffee Roasters and Cotton Patch Bakery. Additionally, 4 and 20 Bakers is a frequent vendor at the Statesboro Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Montgomery hopes his kitchen concoctions will continue to bring smiles to consumers. “My biggest thing is I like seeing people happy,” Montgomery said. “When someone’s eating my food and I see them humming or dancing, it’s such a good feeling. It’s addicting, I got to be honest. No matter who it is, when someone eats my food and they say ‘wow,’ it’s like they just gave


Pastry chef T. Chad Montgomery, a former contractor in the U.S. Department of Defense, spends his days whipping up "designer cupcakes" — like the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes pictured above — using local ingredients from regional vendors and his own farm in Sylvania. me a hug.” Montgomery may have his hands full working in the kitchen and taking care of his farm, but he’s still able to find time to volunteer and give back to others through charity work, having over 10 years of experience working with at-risk youth. “I understand that population because I was one of them. I like being a mentor to them, showing them that there are other outlets,” Montgomery said. “I grew up as a tough kid. I was a knucklehead, but a lot of people invested in me and helped put me back on the right path. I would have absolutely been in jail, but they helped direct that energy into something more positive. I was always told, ‘When you have enough, share. When you can give back, give.’’’ The future is never set in stone, but Montgomery has several plans for 4 and 20 Bakers. Not only will he continue to focus on his designer

flavor desserts, but in July, he’ll be proudly launching a line of veganfriendly and sugar- and gluten-free desserts at Cotton Patch Bakery. A selection of these treats will be available at Three Tree as well. Additionally, the pastry chef will roll out protein-packed cupcakes powered with cricket flour (as in, made from powdered crickets), as well as a concession trailer in order to better focus on catering and on-site events. Montgomery would also like to continue and expand his work with charity work in the future as well. “Down the road, I’d like to do more agritourism,” Montgomery said. “I’d like to have my farm be a place where at-risk youth and people with developmental disabilities can come and pick berries, learn how to cook something, pet an animal and leave with the knowledge that you learned something and that you made a difference. Something that’s going to make you feel good.”w

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Whether you’re in the mood for baked brie, red velvet cupcakes, sweet potato pie or something more off the wall — like bacon s’mores — 4 and 20 Bakers, a veteranowned online bakery with a focus on catering and delivery, has enough desserts available in stock to satisfy your sweet tooth. “We do things a little bit differently here,” said T. Chad Montgomery, the owner and pastry chef behind 4 and 20 Bakers. “Whereas someone might have a basic chocolate or vanilla cupcake, we do flavors like chocolate chip cookie dough or Guinness bomb.” Using fresh and organic ingredients, 4 and 20 Bakers also offer vegan and gluten-free desserts, with their deliciousness perfectly intact. Montgomery grew up in upstate New York, which he described as “more cows than people.” “One of my first jobs was as a farmhand at a dairy farm,” he said. “There was nothing better than a cold glass of fresh milk from the cow. If you had fresh made butter or heavy cream that’s fresh, it’ll change you. You’ll never want to go back to the cheap stuff anymore.” Although Montgomery has his own farm in Sylvania, with a variety of fruit trees and brambles, he also networks with other local farmers to acquire additional ingredients for his designer desserts. The bacon he receives from Hunter Cattle is used to create bacon s’mores, the carrots he collects from Walker Farms

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Grim introspection in Bo Burnham's 'Make Happy' Like his previous material, The backbone of Bo Burnham’s second NetflixBurnham’s standup material affiliated stand-up special, has always been his keyboardMake Happy, is full of clever heavy, self-composed comedy songs with quippy lyrics, songs, which have been a lengthy gags that stretch and consistent comedic highlight deconstruct their premise to throughout his near-decade unexpected conclusions, and long career. The set list for jokes with dark, subversive Kenneth Lee Make Happy includes a punchlines. However, despite song satirically expressing all his talk about how “honesty is for Burnham’s grief over his status and the birds,” Burnham is painstakingly privilege as part of the straight white introspective, raw and cripplingly selfmale demographic, along with a ballad conscious on stage, transcending Make criticizing current dating culture, Happy from your average, run-of-thepoking fun at the unrealistic expectamill comedy special into a must-see, tions people give themselves in finding one-man performance. a flawless, perfect partner.

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Conventionality kills 'Fundamentals of Caring' Netflix’s latest feature film, a bythe-numbers indie dramedy titled The Fundamentals of Caring, might have just came out this Friday, but odds are, you’re probably already too familiar with the painfully generic tale this story managed to weave with its 90-minute runtime. Conventional storytelling isn’t necessarily a crime against cinema. Indie dramedies are susceptible to trite tropes as much as any other genre, and a trope-heavy movie can be executed well and even held in high regard. Unfortunately for director Rob Burnett, The Fundamentals of Caring fails to make any memorable impression, leaning on saccharine clichés to an eyerolling degree, without any sense of self-awareness at its banal plot and stale story beats.

It’s not a completely dull affair. From time to time, a kernel of cleverness will manifest within the script’s jokes. The script halfway succeeds in producing laughs and delivering dramatic moments, but this is mostly due to the film’s saving grace: its leads. The two brave actors, Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Ant-Man) and Craig Roberts (Submarine), presumably read the maudlin script beforehand and took it upon themselves to try and bring some life in these overplayed archetypes and turn them into actual characters. Rudd, a veteran in all things comedic, stars as Ben, a failed novelist-turned-novice caregiver, burdened with a tragic backstory. Roberts plays Trevor, a foul-mouthed, wheelchair-bound adolescent with muscular dystrophy, whom Rudd is charged

Burnham also targets current trends in the music industry, using nursery rhymes to point out how recent tracks in the rap genre have decided to throw out lyrical quality in favor of beatfetishism. Also within his repertoire is a rural jingle parodying the false authenticity of modern country singers who brazenly compose and perform songs aimed at appealing to the working class, all while enjoying luxuries like $5,000 boots and private jet rides. Perhaps the darkest bit in his show is a catchy, faux-inspirational pop anthem telling people to kill themselves, which is actually a cautionary message for people to avoid relying on uplifting pop songs like “Roar” or “Brave” to bring them happiness and deliver unto them sagely wisdom. At first glance, Burnham, with his cutting condemnations about the entertainment industry, may appear as a curmudgeon; however, unlike an old man yelling at kids to get off his damn lawn, there’s substance beneath his criticisms. There’s genuine alarm and concern in his voice about the toxicity embedded in the relationship between

entertainers and fans. In Burnham’s eyes, that type of dependency between celebrities and consumers breeds false intimacy and is ultimately unhealthy for both parties. Burnham closes the last 15 minutes of his show with a bombastic, Kanye West-inspired monologue about Pringles and Chipotle, accompanied with choreographed lights, auto-tuned mics, heavy fog and instrumental background music that wouldn’t be out of place in a megachurch service. In the midst of his Kanye West parody, Burnham nakedly displays his thoughts and anxieties on his own role as an entertainer: “Truth is my biggest problem is you. / A part of me loves you. / A part of me hates you. / A part of me needs you. / A part of me fears you.” In Make Happy, Burnham both entertains and provokes, using his offkilter humor to explore and examine the temporary reprieve entertainment provides us, as well as the transient nature of happiness and how it conflicts with our desire to clutch and cling onto that feeling at all times.w

with taking care of. The film is beyond lucky to have grabbed two gifted actors to anchor the film. Rudd and Roberts work well with each other, showing some genuine chemistry when delivering jokes and hurling insults at one another. By having a protagonist with a serious disability, there’s an opportunity for novelty that the film actually cashes in on in the first half hour — displaying the monotonous day-to-day schedule of Trevor’s life in a comedic montage. However, whatever original story the film might have been able to depict about the life of a disabled teen gradually disappears whenever Ben convinces Trevor to live life outside of his living room and embark on a life-affirming, soul-searching road trip to see The World’s Largest Pit and other miniscule roadside attractions that falls in line with their quirky interests. Their formulaic road trip comes equipped with sensitive background songs, an eccentric obsession with Slim Jims and, most importantly, unexpected detours that eventually lead to emotional catharsis. The duo’s trip inevitably leads them to pick up Dot, an attractive runaway with attitude played by Selena Gomez. Gomez may well

indeed be talented, but she’s stuck playing a character whose entire personality easily can be summed up with “she’s a beautiful young lady with a kind heart who frequently curses.” Depending on one’s funny bone, viewers might find this trait inherently funny like the film intended, and if that’s truly the case, good on them. Her foul-mouthed, snarky character gets along marvelously with Robert’s foul-mouthed, smart-alecky character; expectedly, light flirtation and teenage romance soon commences. A pregnant woman named Peaches is also picked up by the gang, largely because of metaphorical reasons. Because she’s a pregnant woman in a road trip movie, she’ll unexpectedly go into labor, and her nameless baby will fulfill its thankless role of further motivating the protagonists into acceptance and self-healing. It’s hard to fault the film too much; after all, it’s adapted from Jonathan Evison’s novel, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving. This could be a classic case of book being better than the movie, or maybe the film’s problems were rooted in its source material. Either way, it’s clear that The Fundamentals of Caring would have benefited more from a revised script than a revised title.w

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11 Eugenia Last CANCER (June 21– July 22) — Don't let your emotions take charge. If changes need to be made in order for you to be happy, do whatever it takes. Put yourself first and don't look back. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — Your keen perception and willingness to make changes to appease others will win you favors. A new position will give you an opportunity to make a fresh start. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — A change in direction will turn out better than you anticipated. Your help will be appreciated and rewarded. Romance will unfold if you make the first move. LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — Use your imagination to help you reach a goal. Your experience and skills will put you in a good position to advance. Rely on your intellect to help you get ahead. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Observation will lead you to the information you require to make your next move. Networking will give you the platform you need to show off your creative skills. Make romance a focus. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Steer clear of anyone trying to goad you into spending money or getting involved in a questionable affair. You have to make choices that will lead to your success.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Make your move. Explore an enticing investment. The information you pick up will come from an unusual source. Don't let your emotions dictate your decision. Use common sense. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — Keep the peace, regardless of what others say. You will get better results with intelligence than with force. Personal changes will give you a boost. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — Be forthcoming with information, or you may be criticized for not sharing. A passionate offer will be difficult to turn down. Consider the possibilities and make necessary adjustments. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — You will learn something new from someone trying to dismantle your plans. You will outsmart whoever gets in your way if you use your intelligence and discipline. TAURUS (April 20– May 20) —Don't divulge secrets or personal information. Look for a constructive way to move forward. Learn from experience and use your knowledge to advance. Celebrate your victory. GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — Easy does it. Don't fall into a trap. Someone will be promoting an event or activity that will end up costing you.w




Holli Deal Saxon NEW SPIN ON TAILGAITING — A Banks Dairy Road woman called deputies to report someone stole the tailgate off her mother’s truck. No, not the whole truck — just the tailgate. MESSING WITH THE LAW — A man at Southeast Gun Supply told investigators at the store that he was a convicted felon and had two guns in his home. Another investigator checked but found no firearms in the man’s home. FIVE MASKED GUNMEN — Several people at The Palms

Apartments told officers five men knocked on their door, some of them having covered their faces in ski masks or shirts. One reportedly wore a side arm strapped to his waist. Reports did not state whether there was any robbery or other misconduct, but they did state that officers did not locate the suspects. SHOE BANDIT — A man said he was at Rennaissance Apartments when he was robbed at gunpoint for his shoes, a $200 pair of Nike Air Jordans. We wonder how the thief knew whether the shoes would fit.w

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filmmakers, to me, was the best part. I guess we were trained well.” The GSU Cannes invitees spent two weeks at the festival, attending red carpet events in tuxedos and dresses, engaging in various workshops, listening to keynote speakers and watching multiple world premieres in the Grand Lumière Theatre, a venue that sits close to 3,000 people. “The Lumière Theatre just catches your breath away,” Hutson said. “Pretty much everyone in the audience was somebody in the film industry who put work in. It was incredible to sit down, watch, and take in everyone’s reaction — world renowned directors and producers — while watching the world premiere of a big film.” The festival also allowed these students the opportunity to network and make important connections with peers and professionals in their line of work. Hutson said, “Meeting people and getting insight from people who’ve been in the industry for years and years, who’ve been going to the festival for 20-plus years, who really know a lot about the business, was invaluable. They gave me a lot of great advice that I really needed to hear.” “When I went to Cannes, I went there with the mindset that it was a job interview,” Daudier said. “I’m going to be there with business professionals and filmmakers who have won Oscars. I spent the majority of my time networking. In doing that, I met a lot of great people.” Daudier, himself, was able to meet the executive producer of the critically acclaimed Spotlight and the director and producer of the Oscarnominated Amy Winehouse documentary, as well as other film students

from different states. Additionally, Daudier — who has worked with the GSU campus newspaper, The George-Anne, as a photographer for two years — was able to take advantage of an opportunity to showcase his work and impress professionals during the first week of the festival. He took photos of a film finance forum hosted by Winston and Baker, a company that regularly hosts entertainment events around festivals like Sundance and Cannes. Soon after, he was informed that the Hollywood Reporter, a popular multi-platform American media brand founded in 1930, wanted to use and publish his photos. “I got my photos turned in on time and they actually published two of my photos — one print and one online,” Daudier said. “A lot of people that go to these festivals hardcore collect these magazines. That day — it was day four — I was sitting in the park eating lunch and I see hundreds of people walking by with a magazine that had my photo in it.” Dr. Pamela Bourland-Davis, department chair of GSU’s Communication Arts program, expressed proud support for the time, effort and commitment these students have shown in their work. “Many who enjoy films do not realize the extraordinary amount of time involved from pre-production to filming to post-production,” she said. “We are proud of the work our students are involved in, and especially celebrate when peer review from outside of our program also recognizes the quality film and production work of our students. This talented group of students has taken advantage of all opportunities to apply what they have learned in class and to grow as professionals.”w

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Power measurement 4. Christian hip-hop duo 7. Licensed for Wall Street 10. Belonging to us 11. Anger 12. They __ 13. Ribonuclease 15. Former AC/DC singer Scott 16. Fate 19. Hall of Fame forward 21. Omission 23. American state 24. Not sunrises 25. British school 26. The boundary of a surface 27. Young women 30. Sitting 34. Canadian cheese 35. Aussie TV station 36. Resembles rummy 41. Baked good 45. Gravy is a type of one 46. About aviation 47. Unit of data size 50. Rugged mountain ranges 54. With three uneven sides 55. Cut or carve 56. It can be benign 57. OneÕs mother (Brit.) 59. Conrad __, American poet 60. Midway between northeast and east 61. Before 62. Originally called 63. Former broadcaster Barber

64. Not pale 65. Not even CLUES DOWN 1. Surfers need one 2. Eskimo dogs 3. Bishop 4. People of Libya 5. In favor of 6. Origins 7. Ingredients 8. Trumpets and trombones 9. Large nest 13. Baseball stat 14. Leavened bread 17. Bon __: witty remark 18. Belgian municipality 20. Reactive structure 22. Methaqualone pill (slang) 27. Medical practitioner 28. Alias 29. Someone

31. 007Õs creator 32. Martial artists wear one 33. Midway between north and northeast 37. Edible mollusk 38. ___ up: quit a substance 39. Taiwanese city 40. Make an effort 41. Fielders 42. Restrain 43. Herb 44. Agonized 47. Time zone 48. Abandoned European money 49. Plays video games 51. Hit well in baseball (slang) 52. Expresses good wishes 53. Congressman (abbr.) 58. Small constellation


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