‘Marching Forward’ to the Global Peace Film Festival

September 10, 2019 by
Don’t miss out on a free screening of the UCF film “Marching Forward” on Saturday, September 21, which tells a powerful story of segregated Orlando. The film touches on the nuances of race relations in Orlando during the latter days of Jim Crow and how a love for music united two bands from two schools. […]

Falbo’s Film ‘Postal’ Wins Over Audience

June 28, 2019 by
Everyone has experienced frustration while on the phone with a company’s customer service line, feeling helpless and getting more irritated by the minute as the problem persists. UCF alumnus Tyler Falbo, BFA ’14, touched on just that feeling of exasperation as he turned a real-life event into a hilarious, award-winning film “Postal.” Falbo’s assiduous work […]

Film Alum Nominated for Sports Emmy

June 28, 2019 by
Corey Frost, a 2010 NSCM film alumnus, was focused on scripted filmmaking until his senior year at UCF, when professor Lisa Mills pushed him to pursue personal documentaries. The genre changed his life. “I never knew why, but I was drawn to filmmaking,” said Frost, who now resides in North Carolina. “My grandparents used to […]

The Blair Witch Project: 20 Years Worth of Advice

April 25, 2019 by
Robin Cowie, Michael Monello, Dan Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez and Ben Rock were once all aspiring film makers at UCF, who partnered up with one another to create one of the most iconic horror films ever made, “The Blair Witch Project.” Released on July 16, 1999, “The Blair Witch Project” put UCF’s film program on the […]

Film’s Bowen Adorned with Accolades

April 5, 2019 by
February was nothing short of eventful for Broadcast Production Specialist Jon Bowen. For starters, he was named UCF’s University Support Personnel System (USPS) employee of the month. Bowen was nominated by Boyd Lindsley, senior associate director of NSCM and Jon’s current supervisor, with a letter of support provided by Jason Burrell, assistant director of UCF’s […]

NSCM Helps Tell Powerful Story of Segregated Orlando

April 5, 2019 by
Although Orlando in the mid 1900s was no Selma, Alabama, or Little Rock, Arkansas — places that are synonymous with the violent struggles of the civil rights movement — Orlando was still full of segregation, strife, and systemic white supremacy. The newly constructed Interstate 4 cut off Parramore, a traditionally African-American neighborhood, from downtown and white society. […]

Film Student Gets Teaching Award

March 5, 2019 by
Jason Gregory, a graduate teaching assistant at the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, has been chosen as the College of Arts and Humanities 2018-2019 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching. This award recognizes excellence in teaching by graduate teaching assistants who have independent teaching responsibilities. The focus of this award is on the […]

MFA Student to Screen ‘Waking Up White’ TV Pilot at ZORA! Fest

February 5, 2019 by
Imagine waking up a different ethnicity in an entirely different body. Would you welcome your new life or find a way to get back to your former self? That’s the premise of MFA graduate student Jason Gregory’s TV pilot Waking Up White. Gregory’s story follows a black family that wakes up one day to find […]

UCF Film Well-Represented at Orlando Film Festival

October 16, 2017 by
The 2017 Orlando Film Festival opens this week, and UCF film faculty and alumni have a strong presence at the event. Here are some of the UCF-centric films you can enjoy: “Beneath the Crown” Directed by: Susan Gallagher & Dr. Lisa Mills (Faculty: Associate Professor of Film– Faculty Short Film). Alumnae Yson Dickerson and Marlissa Tucker were camera […]