The UA School of Theatre, Film & Television produced several award-winning graduates in 2013.
The FotoKem New Filmmaker Award, the grand prize in film services from Los Angeles-based postproduction facility, FotoKem, went to 2013 Bachelor of Fine Art graduate Jackie Hutchinson for "Unlovable," a short film she wrote, directed and describes as "Sesame Street" meets "Trainspotting."
UA School of Theatre, Film & Television student Jackie Hutchinson earned the grand prize – the FotoKem New Filmmaker Award.
Presented by Joe Garrity, the production designer and senior filmmaker-in-residence for the American Film Institute Conservatory, the Hanson Film Institute Award for Best Production Design went to BFA 2013 graduates Alex B. Preston, the production designer, H. Shane Gunther, the art director, and director Alex Italics for their work on the stylistic, 1950’s short film, "Sheltered Love." The award of $500 goes to support "Sheltered Love’s" film festival and promotion efforts.
The Entertainment Partners Award for Excellence in Producing went to "Sheltered Love, which Italics not only directed, but also co-produced with Stephen Purcell. The award also went "Grey State," directed by Brad Wong and produced by Victoria Tulk. The producers received copies of the Entertainment Partners Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling software.
Victoria Tulk is the winning producer for "Grey State."
Also, 2012 BFA alum Brody Anderson received a special citation for his cinematography on "Sheltered Love."
The jurors who chose the award-winning works among the 2013 thesis films from the UA's graduating film and television class were: Claudette Godfrey, the short film programmer for the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas; Brenda Lhormer, the Napa Valley Film Festival director; and Kathleen McInnis, film curator and director of industry programming for the Palm Springs ShortsFest.
Photography credit: Fiona Foster
Contact: Lisa Pierce, the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television director of marketing and development, at 520-626-2686 or email@example.com.
Brad Wong is the director of "Grey State."