Something I’ll never forget during my time at Dodge was attending the rotunda dinner with filmmaker Ed Zwick while his film Blood Diamond played. Which firstly, if you haven’t seen Blood Diamond stop reading this and go watch it. Ed opened up to the group by telling us, “The best piece of advice I can
Ragini Bhasin is a recent graduate of the MFA program in Film Production. Her graduate thesis film, Ghazaal, tells the story of a 13-year-old Afghan girl who hustles around in a refugee camp in Turkey to survive the harsh circumstances. When she gets her monthly period she does whatever it takes to make ends meet. Ghazaal
We had the opportunity to catch up with Tori before the Thanksgiving break where she let us know about this exciting opportunity. Tori is a 2011 graduate from the BFA in Television Broadcast Journalism. She provided the following insight to her experiences post-graduation. Q. How did you get connected with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade? A.
Three alumnae from Dodge College’s MFA in Production Design program have gone on to work on television programming. They each had different paths that led them to HBO’s Westworld and we had an opportunity to hear their stories. Rachel Aguirre ’13 (RA) Rebekah Scheys ’15 (RS) Tarn Lerdjarudech ’16 (TL) How did you land your job on
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
Twin Blades, penned by Ingrid Eskeland-‐Adetuyi (Screenwriting, ’15), began production in Hong Kong and Mainland China June 2019. The script was one of seven specs sold in 2017 written by a “first-‐timer” and sold to Cristal Pictures (Hitman’s Bodyguard) and Wanda Media (Wonder Woman) with Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie of the Donners’ Co.
Alumni Burke Doeren (BFA/TBJ ’12) and Tyson Call (BFA/TBJ ’12) were DP’s on Netflix’s new show “Hyperdrive” that takes everyday people who are also experienced competitive drivers and puts them in an obstacle course in an industrial complex. Burke and Tyson worked on the slow motion of the cars, stunts, details inside the cars, and
Over the years, Dodge student films have received wide recognition–screening at hundreds of film festivals internationally and winning awards ranging from the Student Academy Awards to the College Television Awards. Dodge students not only excel in film production, however, they have proven success on the academic side of film as well. Dodge Students Present at
About Brian Brian Robau is a Cuban American award-winning director, born and raised in Miami, Florida. In 2014, Brian moved to Southern California to pursue a M.F.A. in Film Production at Chapman University. In 2016, he won the Student Academy Award for his intermediate film It’s Just a Gun. Earlier this year, he won his
This Thursday, April 25, a group of Dodge College and Schmid College students had the opportunity to tour the Santa Monica facilities of Riot Games. 22 students joined us for this interactive event that included a small panel with current “Rioters” and Chapman alumni Ovilee May ’18 and Kiley Theiring ’13 (BFA/FP). The tour included