Campus MovieFest at UA 2014

Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival and a premier outlet for the next generation of filmmakers, began in 2001 when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed — including camcorders and Apple laptops — to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 500,000 students at colleges and universities globally have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories on the big screen through film. CMF is free to students thanks to corporate partners and schools.

Campus MovieFest came to the University of Alabama recently and three students who have worked with me at the Center for Public Television and Radio created wonderful films which I would like to share with you.

Sean Dave’s film, “Wieder ‘Zam” won the Best Picture Award. The memories and regrets of an elderly man come rushing back as he struggles to cope with his experiences as an infantryman near the close of WWII.

“Wieder ‘Zam” Cast & Crew :
Sean Pontillas Dave – Captain, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Kyle Goodin – Boom Operator
Matt Leddo – Actor, Grip
Erin Torgerson – Grip, Gaffer
Chris Z. Bellinger – Actor
Sophie Rhodes – Production Assistant

Alex Beatty’s film, “Glimpse” won the Best Drama Award. It is a thriller about a man who is given a chance to reduce his prison sentence by undergoing a mental simulation where he is placed back at the scene of his brutal crime with the ability to change the outcome.

“Glimpse” Cast & Crew :
Alex Beatty – Captain, Director
David Kilgo – Actor
Hunter Barcroft – Producer
Janie Wallace – Actress
Nicolas Sweatt – Art Department PA
Leigh Rusevlyan – Producer
Bryce Aaron Denton – First Assistant Director
Rhys Butler – Gaffer
Danny Ryan – Production Designer
Ayana Ames – Makeup
Cierra Glaude – Camera Op
Holly Jackson – Gaffer
Dusty Redding Fields – Sound
Angie Bartelt – Sound
Garth Barrick – PA
Brandon Harden – Participant
Lorrie Flowers – Prop Master
Ayla Scruggs – Actress
Julia Caldwell – Actress
Anthony Haselbauer – Actor

William Mason’s film, “Homeless Bones” was nominated for Best Comedy. Two unlikely partners, aiming to steal from a history museum, meet unexpected obstacles in this heist comedy.

“Homeless Bones” Cast & Crew :
William Mason – Captain
Tucker Godek – Actor
Jamie Moon – Gaffer
Banger Meltface – Participant

Nice work Sean, Alex and William! Congratulations!

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