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Alumnus Directs Original Pilot for PlayStation Orthus

September 21, 2018 by | Beyond Dodge

For the third installment of Chapman University alumni directing for PlayStation Emerging Filmmaker Program we have Taylor Maxwell (MFA/DR ’13). “It was a rollercoaster,” says Taylor about the experience, and adds that, “it was really exciting.” Taylor shares that he had been let down in the past, having been so close to shooting on a

Alumna Directs Original Pilot for PlayStation Two Roads

September 20, 2018 by | Beyond Dodge

Ashton Avila completed her MFA in 2017 and through a series of fortunate events was hired for the PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers program to direct a pilot show, Two Roads. Avila made sure to network at her previous employments and through a relationship was contacted for an opening for director. Over the next two weeks her

Debut Feature Film for Director Carlos Lopez-Estrada ’12

July 26, 2018 by | Kudos!

I had the pleasure of watching Blindspotting (2018) at The Landmark in LA on Friday July 20th. As many other publications have said, it is a very timely piece. Unfortunately, as Daveed Diggs said in a post movie Q&A, “It’s nice to have a film that’s relevant, but like, it would’ve been cool if it was

Alumni Spotlight: Dani Sánchez-López

July 2, 2018 by | Alumni Spotlight

Being passionate about what you do means that you will go wherever opportunities present themselves—even if that means traveling over 8000 miles to get there or just jumping into a project for a short time. Spanish cinematographer Dani Sanchez-Lopez (MFA/FP ’09) took his talents to Asia when work was limited in Los Angeles. And he

Friday Focus: Alumni

June 29, 2018 by | Kudos!

Makena Costlow (BFA/FP ’17) has been with The Third Floor as an assistant editor since November. The Third Floor is a pre-visualization company that has worked on Star Wars and most Marvel movies among many other features, games, and theme park attraction. Marisol Diaz (BA/SW ’16) & Hadley Dion (BFA/FP ’16) have co-written and are