Two different projects by MDIA students are hitting the festival circuits this semester.
William Fowler, Screenwriting and Producing junior, recently advanced to the quarterfinals of the Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest. His screenplay is entitled One Fine Morning and the story follows a young man struggling with addiction. William was motivated by Ohio’s opioid crisis, and wrote a screenplay that MDIA Professor Eric William says he “felt was authentic to the experience and didn't romanticize it like many short films often do.”
The Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest hosts a Jury of executives from Warner Bros’ stage13, Super Deluxe, Vimeo Staff, VICE, and more. First place is $1,000, with winners to be announced in mid-November.
Tony Pape, sophomore HTC student in MDIA, completed his comedy horror short film called “The Killer” over the summer, and was accepted into four festivals: Reel Comedy Fest, Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, Maumee Film Festival, and the Portland Comedy Film Festival. The film won 2nd place in the short film category at Maumee Film Festival, and a $300 cash prize. Tony attended the festival with the film’s star, Casey Antonides. He said that the experience reaffirmed his passion for comedy.
Tony is currently working with Associate Professor Brian Plow on a larger project this semester, a script that totals nearly 23 pages.
Photo from Tony Pape's "The Killer."
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