Join Dodge College for a no-nonsense careers panel with six alumni in different fields talking about how they made their way from Dodge to the real world on Monday, May 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center. Panelists will cover topics like resumes, networking, internships, job searching, finding the right fit, perils and pratfalls, and career building. The event will focus on the first five years out of Dodge.

Panelists include:

Joe Sill is a filmmaker who grew up falling in love with stories about someone diving into the “Unknown” — on a quest to discover truth, whether of a mystery surrounding them or of a deeper question within them that they don’t yet understand. Throughout the last few years, he has spent most of his career working in short form with various artists and companies to tell similar stories. His piece, “TESLA – Modern Spaceship”, garnered the attention of Elon Musk as well as the rest of TESLA, Business Insider, USA Today, AdWeek, AdAge, and captivated audiences and agencies alike into joining a child on his journey to turn his father’s car into a spaceship. He has collaborated in directorial work with APPLE, NASA, NIKE, ZEISS, LEGO, HYUNDAI, GOOGLE, XTI AIRCRAFT, VIMEO, and others to create insightful work that inspires others in the way that these very companies do. Joe’s narrative work has been featured on Vimeo, Vice, Screenrant, Nerdist, Gizmodo, Tech Times, among others. He has just completed production on his first feature film, STRAY, starring Christine Woods (THE WALKING DEAD), Karen Fukuhara (SUICIDE SQUAD), Miyavi (UNBROKEN), and Ross Partridge (STRANGER THINGS). Joe and his team are currently completing post production on the film.


Dan Duran is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. Multifaceted in documentary production, Dan has shot, produced, and edited various documentaries nationally and internationally, including countries such as Singapore, Ghana, Italy, Finland, Belgium, South Korea, Poland, and Tanzania. Dan’s documentaries have been nominated for IDA and ASC awards, broadcasted on PBS, and premiered at films festivals across the country including SXSW, Tribeca, and Full Frame. Dan currently produces and edits feature documentaries and has worked with production companies that include Participant Media, National Geographic WILD, and HBO Documentary Films. Most recently, Dan co-produced and edited, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, his latest feature collaboration with Emmy and Sundance award winning director Tracy Droz Tragos. The film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and broadcasted on HBO on April 3, 2017. Dan is currently co-producing his second documentary feature with Tragos, which is anticipated to release early next year.

Nick Corporon is a writer, director, and producer. His award-winning debut feature film Retake premiered at the 2016 Frameline Film Festival and is currently being distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures.  With his producing team, Corporon raised over $80,000 on Kickstarter to fund the production. Corporon’s short film Barbie Boy played at over 60 film festivals worldwide and won the prestigious Alfred C. Kinsey award for “continuing the discussion on gender” and the Audience Award at Dances with Films in Los Angeles.  His short film Last Call played worldwide and is distributed by Peccadillo Pictures in the U.K. He graduated from Missouri State University and received his MFA in Film Production – Directing from Chapman University. Corporon is the Manager of Casting & Talent Development for Pilgrim Media Group where he has overseen casting on more than 45 Television series and over 50 development projects.

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