First HSU Film Showcase on February 20

HSU filmmakers get their first audience while the public has its first opportunity ever to see new student films at the HSU Film Showcase, a free event scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Van Duzer Theatre.

“This is our first celebration of all four film production courses since our film major launch in fall 2013,” said filmmaker and film professor David Scheerer. “We’re especially excited for this big-screen premiere of films produced in our Senior Capstone course, taught for the first time last spring. These are festival quality films by creative and hard-working emerging filmmakers.

“Each film is the result of countless hours invested by HSU Film students collaborating with their crews, staff and faculty both in and out of the classroom to express their unique vision and aesthetic.”

Andrew Baird’s “Deep Sleep” and Jassen Lloyd’s “Cafe Americain” emerge from the new Senior Capstone course. Wil Guilfoyle’s “Connection” and Jim Simmons’ “Old Dudes” were created in Film Directing.

Advanced Production is represented by Turner Bazen’s “Moldy Love”, Channing Salazar’s “The Carpet Sweeper,” and “Forge” by Savannah Carpenter, Zane Critch, and Andrew Baird.

Melissa Zeigler and Aaron Silviera made “Superbad” in Intermediate Production, while short films by Alex Orozco, Wil Guilfoyle, Nick Handcock, and Tobias Worrall represent the Beginning Production class.

“To put his or her work on public display for the first time is the ‘moment of truth’ for every artist,” Scheerer said. “Every filmmaker will be watching their own work for the first time at the Showcase, because they’ll be experiencing it through the eyes of its first audience.”

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