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When working towards earning an MFA in Film Production at Chapman University, Matthew Tanner (MFA/FP ‘16) was awarded a scholarship, along with three other students, Eric Colonna (BFA/FP ‘16), Neusha Ghaedi (‘16) and Jack Sample (BFA/TBJ ‘16) to produce a film in Laos about the UXO (Unexploded ordnance) crisis that has severely affected the country and its people since the Vietnam War. The short film highlighted an American NGO named Give Children a Choice and went on to become an Official Selection at the Newport Beach International Film Festival in 2016.

Since then, he has teamed up with Shelby Baldock (MFA ‘16) and produced a powerful new feature film from the material, along with capturing original footage, adding a professional score and digging deeper into the stories that abound around this issue.

The feature film, Bombie, is an Official Selection at the Raindance Film Festival in London this year and will have its world premiere on September 22, 2019.

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