Alum Will Hess, the writer/director/producer of With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story talks to students about the importance of having billionaire friends.
Check out Franklin Peterson ’07 at the SCA Brunch.
Long time friend of SCA/USC graduate Josh Comen talks about his experience at Sundance
Friday, January 19th, held my first real day at Sundance. I arrived late the night before but was immediately struck by the high energy atmosphere buzzing with a universal passion for film. The cold winter air almost felt static with excitement.
Unsure of my decision to go the wait-list route I woke up extra early Friday morning to catch a bus to my first screening, Wish You Were Here, at Eccles theater, the largest in Park City.
What a great way to start off the festival. This enthralling Australian film marks the feature-length directorial debut of Kieren Darcy-Smith who played the role of Baz in the widely acclaimed film Animal Kingdom which showed at Sundance in 2010. The film tells the story of four friends who set off on a South East Asian vacation, and in the throws of their adventures, one of them disappears. One couple, Dave and Alice, returns to Sydney to their two young kids and desperately await any news. Alice’s sister Steph, returns a few days later without any luck and bearing a terrible secret that could tear their family apart, but her’s is not the only one. The film navigates through twists and turns, secrets and truths that paint a heart wrenching tail of tragedy, love, betrayal and trust. It communicates these themes with such a reality that I would recommend this film to anyone.
More to come.
See the alumnus/cowriter of Luv speaking on USC’s relationship with Sundance
This evening on main street Park City, Dean Elizabeth M. Daley had dinner with her staff at Cafe Terigo.
Top: Bonnie Chi (SCA Student Industry Relations), Kristin Borella (SCA Comm and PR), Ali Sarafoglou (Student Industry Relations) LOWER Kristi Patton (Development) Dean Elizabeth M. Daley, Ann Spurgeon (Development) and Penny Edminston, the filmmaker with Bones Brigade.
We ran into SCA Alumnae Stacey Sher http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792049/ in the airport on the way to Sundance.
She’s here as part of Universal’s Centennial celebration screening of Reality Bites
After the festival, she’s back to the set of Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Apparently we missed the snow by one day. Associate Dean of Comm and PR Kristin Borella and I (Ryan Gilmour) arrived at Sundance. We have a dinner meeting tonight and then we’re off to the young film mogul party with friends of SCA Iron Mountain.
How is everyone else doing at Sundance? It’s crazy and the streets are packed but it’s been fun.