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“Sweetheart” auditions

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From Jenny Davis ’17:

Do you want to be a movie star (in a short film)? Do you want to eat tater tots on camera? Do you want to be Molly Ringwald? If you answered yes to any of those questions, AUDITION FOR THE SHORTFILM “SWEETHEART”!

“Sweetheart” is a reimagining of classic teen romance films starring Molly Ringwald (think “Sixteen Candles”), set in in the 1980s. Following two sets of BFFs from opposite social spheres who scheme with the agreement to find each other love, “Sweetheart” is about the permanence of friendship and its importance in a culture that values romance above all.

Please come to one of two audition times (no prep or experience necessary).

Audition:
Wednesday, February 25th, 7-8:30pm in Usdan 108
Friday, February 27th, 4:15-6:15pm in 41 Wyllys Room 115

Film Series: Alumni Filmmakers Screening and Q&A

The Brothers ByrneConor ‘11 and Tyler ‘09 – have been using their post-Wes years to create a series of distinctive short films and music videos. We’ll screen their short Four Eyes and other works, then provide an opportunity for current and prospective majors (or other future filmmakers) to pick the brains of two recent alumni off to a great start.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Short Film Acting Auditions

From Gabriel Doss ’17:

Would you be interested in acting in a short film? Auditions are on Sunday, September 28th, running from 3pm to 6pm in the Multipurpose Room in Usdan’s basement. Sign up with the google doc link below. The Wesleyan Film Project has entered pre-production on one of its first projects, a screenplay titled “Leaves,” written by Will McGhee.

We are looking for two female characters and one male character. There is no preparation necessary, as you will be reading cold. Anyone and everyone is welcome, regardless of prior experience. You have the option of auditioning with a friend, that is, signing up multiple people for one audition slot. If you have any questions, hit me up at gdoss(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Here’s the link for signing up to audition!

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Time: 6PM
Place: Usdan B25

Short Film about Margarine [and much more?]

Grace Nix ’15, independent of Kerry Nix ’15 who is not a film major like her sister, made a short film called “Margarine Call – the Serious Short Film,” which I gather is about (*spoiler alert*?) an ordinary girl living her very ordinary life except for the fact that she carries around a tub of margarine everywhere she goes. Watch it yourself for the more serious reveals. From Grace Nix:

“Words Versus Actions”: Billinkoff ’14 Films Documentary about Public Safety Controversies

As a final project for his Digital Filmmaking class, slam poet regular and Wesleying contributor Solomon Billinkoff ’14 has made a brief documentary about Public Safety. The twelve-minute short focuses on a series of events in the fall of 2012 (many of which led to the recent decision not to include racial descriptors in safety alerts). As Billinkoff explains in his voice-over:

I never had a plan for this movie. All I knew was that I wanted to make a documentary about Public Safety. After having gotten approval from the organization, my first instinct was to humanize P-Safe, as it is an institution that is generally maligned by the student body. A wave of on-campus assaults had just occurred within a single week, and I was interested to discover what P-Safe was doing to handle the situation and protect students. But the alerts P-Safe had sent out described the suspects as “African-American” and “male,” and unbeknownst to me at the time, these email alerts were met with a slew of racial hatred on Wesleyan’s Anonymous Confession Board. It was then revealed that a P-Safe officer had allegedly assaulted a black Wesleyan student. A week later, a forum on student diversity and equality was held in Wesleyan’s Beckham Hall.

These conflicts and contradictions form the basis of Billinkoff’s film, which largely speaks for itself. It’s only twelve minutes, so watch it after the jump.