“In Short: Student Films from Across Colorado” is a new series Rocky Mountain PBS launched, in partnership with Colorado College, to support and promote the work of up-and-coming filmmakers from across the state.
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|Ana Peña is a senior at Colorado College and local of Colorado Springs. She is a Film major and Spanish minor, graduating Spring of 2015. Outside of Colorado College she enjoys attending community events and shows, hiking, and attending film screenings.|
|Angela Kong is currently a sophomore at Colorado College majoring in Feminist and Gender Studies and minoring in Urban Studies. She is passionate about creating social change and facilitating awareness of important issues through the usage of photography and videography. In her free time, she enjoys making vlogs inspired by her travels and capturing the world around her.|
|Jillian Banner is a junior Cinema & Media Studies major at Carleton College. Aside from filmmaking, she enjoys soccer, ultimate frisbee, and graphic design.|
|Dan Levitt spent his first semester of college backpacking in the Himalayas, reached the peak of his athletic career in third grade as a little league pitcher, and justifies his dairy consumption despite his lactose intolerance with the motto, "drink milk now and ask for forgiveness later." A senior History major at Colorado College hailing from Massachusetts, he values the simple things in life: good movies, good food, and most importantly, good friends.|
Djake Carroll is an aspiring filmmaker from Colorado College who dreams of revolution and the re-dawn of the age of zeppelins.
|Mitra Ghaffari is a junior at Colorado College. She designed her own major, Intercultural Communication, and is minoring in Luso-Brazilian Studies and Spanish. As her first experience making a film, this project was an incredible opportunity and she is extremely grateful for everyone who was a part of it.|
Jeremy Flood is a Film and Media major/Political Science minor who focuses on documentary film as a vehicle for political action. Jeremy worked as a volunteer for Boulder Food Rescue before becoming the Communications Coordinator for Colorado Springs Food Rescue. After CC, Jeremy will be moving to Denver to work with an organization called New Era Colorado that works on voter outreach and registration among millennial and minority populations. Originally he hails from Montclair, New Jersey but is a Coloradan at heart.
Josh Lauer is a sophomore at Colorado College. Since making “In Training,” his love for film (and dogs) has only gotten bigger, and he hopes to major in film. Josh is also working to raise the profile of Esports in Colorado as co-chair of the college’s first-ever Esports club. He is from Colorado Springs, Colorado.
|Mac Ross is a New York native who loves Colorado as much as she loves the city and loves drawing as much as she loves filmmaking. She’s graduating from Colorado College in 2015 as a Film and Media major.|
|Francesca R. Mastrianni is currently a Film and Media major at Colorado College. She is also a quadruple United States Figure Skating Association Gold Medalist and enjoys playing the piano and cello. For this documentary, she chased several pregnant pigs back into their enclosure.|
|Robert Mahaffie is a senior Film and Media major at Colorado College, originally from the Washington, D.C. area. He is a theater fanatic, specializing in all things tech-related, especially lighting and set design. His passion for trolleys is second to no other twenty-one-year-old.|
|Charlie Theobald is from Fort Collins, CO. He is a junior Film and Media Studies major at Colorado College. His 2015 short documentary, “Turning Point,” details the efforts of a syringe exchange program in Pueblo, CO to advocate for the health of drug users while dealing with the stigma surrounding addiction. It won the Social Impact Award at the first annual Associated Colleges of the Midwest Student Film Festival.|
|Tom Crandall, originally from Somers, CT, is a current junior Film and Media Major at Colorado College. He’s always admired dancers, especially after taking his first modern dance class. His true love is skiing, and he hopes to make a ski film one day.|
|Paul Partridge is a French-American 20-year old Film student at Wesleyan University. Telling stories is his passion and shaping the stories of Leadville into a documentary has been an honor and a fantastic experience for him.|
|Eliza Densmore is currently pursuing original music projects while working in communications at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and serving as a docent. She enjoys hiking in the woods and discovering new ways to sculpt sound. For her documentary, as part of her senior thesis in Film & New Media Studies at Colorado College, she shot all the footage in various locations around Colorado and wrote original music for the film.|
Nick Tucker is a student of Environmental sciences at the University of Vermont, who made his In Short film, “Thrown to the Wolves,” at Colorado College. He is a photographer and an experimental and documentary filmmaker.