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Alumni Blog: Nick Chakwin

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Nick Chawkin (BFA Directing ’09) proves that determination and creative thinking are the most crucial assets to independent filmmaking. 

 

After graduating from SVA in ’09, I moved to LA.

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Alumni Blog: Ti West

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Ti West (BFA Directing) worked with Oscar nominees Ethan Hawke and John Travolta on his latest film, but it’s Jumpy The Dog who steals the film.

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Alumni Blog: Shailyn Cotten

UPDATE: You can now view the first episode of After Oil by clicking HERE.

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Alumni Blog: Justin Ho

Three years ago, Justin Ho (BFA Cinematography ’12) wrote one of our first alumni blogs about directing his first feature film.

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Dusty Winner: Joe Sulsenti

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Animator Joe Sulsenti took home TWO Dustys this year (Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation & Outstanding Achievement in Animation Production Design) for his very funny and surprisingly emotional film, Fishy.

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Dusty Winner: Julia Anquier

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IFP Award winner Julia Anquier looks to correct misrepresentations of feminine friendship with her thesis film, Farewell to Flesh. Set in her home city of Rio de Janeiro, her film cuts right to the point. 

Making a film is making something out of nothing.

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Dusty Winner: Alejandro Cortés

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Los Desaparecidos, 2017 Dusty Award winner for Outstanding Film, is the most personal film yet made by Alejandro Cortes, and the first he has made in his native Mexico.

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Alumni Blog: Bat-Ami Rivlin

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2016 graduate Bat-Ami worked with Animator Ivan Viaranchyk on their Dusty winning thesis film, Night Shadows. Here, she tells us about screening the film at the Madeira Film Festival in Madeira Island, Portugal.

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Alumni Blog: Jen Vestuto

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Screenwriter Jen Vestuto (BFA Screenwriting 2010) and writing partner, Melissa Marlette, have written the shattering final episode of The Vampire Diaries.

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Alumni Blog: Shubhashish Bhutiani

UPDATE:

C International Sales has closed a slew of sales on award-winning Indian drama Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan), including deals with the BFI for the UK & Eire and Cargo Records for Germany.

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Alumni Blog: Alejandro Veciana

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Alejandro Veciana (BFA Film 2016) has created a different kind of film screening series.

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Alumni Blog: Adam Vazquez

Adam Vazquez and Abdool Corlette (BFA Film 2013) created a new documentary series about 50 queer and transgender men of color.

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Alumni Blog: Will Hart Day 3

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In case you are wondering how the water in Flint, Michigan, affects YOU, read this.

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Alumni Blog: Will Hart Day 4

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Will tells us why he was compelled to make a documentary on Flint, Michigan’s water crisis. 

I grew up wanting to be a filmmaker but I never thought I would do documentary.

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Alumni Blog: Andrew Swartley Cohen

Andrew Cohen may have graduated 30 years ago, but he’s never stopped learning about –or having fun with — visual storytelling.

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