Tom in America, will premiere this coming June at Palm Springs Film Festival (June 17-23) and then, at the end of August, at the 38th Montreal International Film Festival (Both are Top-Tier and Oscar qualifying).
RED FOG, by Fan He (Class of 2014), was recently chosen to advance in the 41st Annual Student Academy Awards – Region Three Semifinals (Narrative Program). This short film (created as a Digital Production class assignment) that takes place in the year 2032 after the deadly Great Red Fog disappears from China.
Fan He was recently interviewed by SinoVision’s reporter
Lani Nelson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPSiu3cXjw
Fan He is also the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Supervisor
of enMaze Pictures: http://www.enmaze.com/
Led by Professor Jerry W Carlson, the Nueva York production team boasts six producer/editors who are graduates of the MFA program: Sarah Foudy, Yolanda Pividal, Wilson Reyes, Mario Rosales, Gisela Sanders-Alcantara, and Carmen Vidal. All bilingual, they hail from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and the USA.
Nueva York, the Spanish language tv magazine for CUNY TV, took home two prizes.
For the fifth time in its eight years it won Best Magazine Program.
The series was also honored for Craft Specialty: Musical Composition / Arrangement for a piece composed for a specific episode.
New projects for Evans include a curatorial position as the founder of GLITCH, a monthly showcase of sonic artists, live cinema performances, and underground electronica music at Platoon-Kunsthalle Berlin. His electronic music EP “Return of the Jackal” under moniker Klaas von Karlos is set for release on February 14, 2014. In the Spring of 2014, Evans will debut the “Through the Prism” multimedia art exhibition at Berlin’s Corpo 6 Gallery. The exhibition is a curatorial collaboration with fellow U.S. born/Berlin-based artist Eiliyas. The exhibit will feature the works of Evans and his ReVerse Bullets performance collective, Eiliyas, fellow MFA c/o 2009 classmate Zave Martohardjono, and several other international new media artists. The Spring/Summer of 2014 will also feature a brief U.S. tour by ReVerse Bullets, beginning with a performance at the Re/Mixed Media NYC Festival at The New School. Evans hopes to release his feature film debut, “All Tomorrow’s Children” in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Here is the link: http://www.alltomorrowschildren.com
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After graduating, Tara Parian started working professionally in the reality TV industry. It wasn’t necessarily her calling, but it paid for her to stay in NYC. Parian eventually climbed the ladder and became an associate producer and web producer for Bravo TV, and worked on shows like The Real Housewives of Miami. Earlier this year she was finally able to join the Producer’s Guild, because she had enough credits under her belt.
On the side, she has been creating comedy projects, like co-producing/ writing/ co-starring in the web series The Dirt-Poor Disheveled Divas. Parian performs regularly on an indie improv team at The People’s Improv Theater. Next year she will be launching a new comedic web series, Stand Up and Eat, in which she co-produce.
As a writer, one of Parian’s short stories from my blog, Tara Knows Nothing, was published in the complication book, 22 Naked Bodies Inside.
Three months ago Parian went through a major career change and jumped ship from reality TV to the web.Tara Parian now work as a Creative at Buzzfeed, one of the largest, most social media websites today.
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New York based filmmaker Jayan Cherian’s debut feature, Papilio Buddha, revolves around a group of displaced dalits in the Western Ghats of India. It portrays their struggle against the local powers and government told through Shankaran, an educated youth, who is indifferent to the resistance movement run by his father Karian, a communist who now feels betrayed by the movement.
The Malayalam-language film had initially been refused a censor certificate for including a speech denigrating Mahatma Gandhi, visuals of extreme violence against a woman and severe use of expletives.
The film has been screened at Montreal World Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and Athens International Film and Video Film Festival in 2013.
The film also received two Kerala State Film awards: Special Jury Award for Best Director (Jayan Cherian) and Special Mention for Best Actress (Saritha).
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