NSCM Counts Down to Halloween with Spooky Films and Games

September 30, 2021 by
Nicholson School students and alumni have a legacy of crafting imaginative and heart-pumping films as well as video games. One of the most well-known horror movies to come from UCF is “The Blair Witch Project,” which put UCF’s film program on the map by breaking multiple records – such as becoming Orlando’s first produced feature […]

Film Program Continues to Make Headlines

September 29, 2021 by
The film program continues to make headlines as three UCF films were recently shared in Orlando Sentinel, the primary newspaper of the Central Florida region. The films that were featured in Orlando Sentinel, and more, were screened at the Global Peace Film Festival, which was held in a hybrid format this year with both in-person […]

Filmmaker Interviews: Chris Williamson

March 25, 2021 by
Chris Williamson’s MFA thesis film Treasure sent ripples throughout the geocaching community as one of the first films to capture the friendship and connection inherent within. Williamson attributes the film’s success to his audience. “I’m making this film really for geocachers and I thought, well give them what they want all the way down the […]

Filmmaker Interviews: Max Rousseau

March 25, 2021 by
Max Rousseau graduated UCF with a Digital Entrepreneurial Cinema MFA in Summer 2013. There, he produced his feature film, Pembroke Circle. In 2017, Rousseau moved to Boston where he currently works as Science Multimedia Coordinator at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard. “My job is to tell the stories behind the cutting-edge […]

Filmmaker Interviews: Julian Baner

March 16, 2021 by
About Julian Baner  Julian Barner is a recent graduate from the MFA, Film program at the University of Central Florida. Some Southern Waters, his thesis film, is a genre-bending fever dream about a dead lover and an aimless musician. Some Southern Waters has been selected for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The following interview […]

Amazon Prime is Streaming This Film Grad’s Feature Film Right Now

January 29, 2021 by
Recent MFA Feature Film Production graduate Julian Baner’s film “Some Southern Waters,” is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Baner created this masterpiece as his thesis film in the Nicholson School’s Feature Film Production Track. Now, his film will be showcased on Amazon Prime and exposed to the site’s 150+ Million Amazon Prime Video users since […]

‘The Fabricated Wild’ Premieres at International Film Festival

November 2, 2020 by
“The Fabricated Wild,” a film created by NSCM film visiting lecturer Nicholas Twardus, premiered at the Dobra International Experimental Film Festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from September 8 to October 4. He represented the Nicholson School’s Film program in this premiere. “I was honored to be selected for this festival out of thousands of […]

NSCM Graduate Students Go Above and Beyond

September 30, 2020 by
Each year, the Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSCM) recognizes graduate students who strive for academic and professional excellence. Various Nicholson graduate students received awards for their sedulous research and teaching. Recipients included students America Edwards, Aaron Scott, Lakelyn Taylor, Eve Heffron and Julian Baner. Communication student America Edwards obtained the revered Meeske Graduate […]

MFA Recharged: Feature Film Focus

September 30, 2020 by
The previous Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema Track has been given a new name – the Feature Film Production Track. With this new name, come some changes. NSCM’s graduate film program has always been a visionary, leading the way in feature film production, but the track’s name now better reflects that. Lisa Mills, Ph.D., associate professor and […]

Journey into the Unknown with NSCM Filmmaker

June 30, 2020 by
Nicholas Twardus, MFA in Feature Film Production graduate ‘19, and current visiting lecturer in the Nicholson School’s Film program, has a deep fascination with film and nature. Twardus’ work in film, particularly playing with aspects of production within nature, has been heavily influenced by Carl Jung, who wrote extensively about the healing aspects of the […]