Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Indie Filmmakers was a Good Time.

We had a great night hearing about the experiences, approaches and work of Ted Sikora and Chad Kapper. Everyone came away a richer filmmaker and film-viewer. Thanks to these talented guys and their willingness to share!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Grant Winners Announced

This year, we asked students to put together a proposal advocating for funding for their various projects. We received a number of proposals, and while the department will continue to support and develop any interested students and their projects, a jury consisting of faculty, staff and a filmmaker outside of Malone have voted on the proposals, and the following winners are the outcome.

Congratulations to

HIDDEN LIABILITIES (Dusty Jenkins and Michael Popp)


HATCHETMEN (David Garwood)

Each of these projects have been awarded $200 for production expenses.

Congratulations to Corinne Abbiss who wins the runner-up grant of $500 for her project, THE MEMORIES WITHIN. This script won this year’s script contest.

The winner of the $1000 grant is Taylor Hazlett for CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

These projects along with many other student projects will be entering the production cycle shortly. Please get involved volunteering, crewing and collaborating with these students.

Chad Kapper Presents at Malone University.

Chad Kapper, local director and founder of Stonekap Productions, made SARAH'S CHOICE in 2009. He'll be talking about how to run an effective set along with Ted Sikora this Tuesday evening, October 26th from 7:30 til 8:30 at Malone University in the Silk Auditorium.

Here's the SARAH'S CHOICE trailer:

Sarah's Choice from Pure Flix on Vimeo.

The Indie Filmmakers Workshop is designed to resource student filmmakers with film-making skills and know-how. This session is free and open to the public.

Ted Sikora Comes to Malone.

Ted Sikora, writer and director of the award-winning HERO TOMORROW will be one of the panelists at the Indie Filmmakers Workshop at Malone University in the Silk Auditorium on Tuesday night at 7:30. This hour long session will include tips for running an effective set, and will include opportunities for Q & A.

Check out the trailer or HERO TOMORROW:

Hero Tomorrow Trailer from Ted Sikora on Vimeo.

Director Chad Kapper will also be on the panel and students and the session is free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Indie Filmmaker Workshop! This Tuesday!

This one hour session will feature two Northeast Ohio filmmakers who have made successful feature length films.

Ted Sikora and Chad Kapper will share some of their best tips for running an effective set, and there will be plenty of time for asking questions.

Networking is always featured at Indie Filmmaker Workshops, so come to meet other local filmmakers too!