Film/Video Student Accomplishments
For Shoot the Stars 2013, students Seth Fuller and Josh James were selected to direct Dead Celebrity and Mister Stapleton, respectively. Emmett Meade and Patrick Titus served as producers on Dead Celebrity and Bonnie Burchfield and Baxter Smith were producers on Mister Stapleton. The short films starred actors Richmond Arquette and Jordana Spiro.
Students Chelsey Danielsen (’14) and Ryan Riggs (’13) were awarded the Pushkin Gallery Prize and had their digital work on display during London’s Russian Art Week in November, made possible through the university’s collaboration with Santa Fe’s prestigious Pushkin Gallery.
The Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe exhibited work by three film students—Jonathan Heckler’s animation “Second Place,” Eric Fulcher’s Short Film “Release,” and Ana Laura Hernandez’s motion sculpture “Filght” — as part of ArtFeast’s Edible Art Tour.
Matthew Krekeler’s “Color Fade” was shown at the Phenom Film Fest in Louisiana.
Sydney Latchaw, Jozelle Anderson, and Liv Nelson won first-place in Albuquerque’s Film or Flight Youth Film Fest with “Parallel.”
Michael Clark (’17) was awarded “Best Documentary” at the inaugural All-American High School Film Festival in New York City, where he also received nominations for Best Director and Best Overall Picture. Clark’s short film Losing Luke was about a transgender girl named Katie (previously known as “Luke”) and her experiences in an Oklahoma high school. The judge for the Documentary category was filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.
Taylor Hilburn (‘13), served as the assistant to award-winning cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto for the blockbuster western, The Homesman, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank. Prieto is well-known for his work on such Academy Award–winning movies as Argo, Brokeback Mountain and Babel.
Six Film School student films got into the AMFM Film Fest in Palm Springs in June.
In June, Ana Krafchick’s film short “Dream House” won a Student Emmy for editing and photography at the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences High School Awards of Excellence.