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Film graduates: Where are they now?

April Drummond April (Drummond) Marceau's (’11) narrative film Black Cathy was selected for the San Diego Black Film Festival in 2010. Her first feature film, No Weapon, premiered in November 2012. Her latest film, No Weapon Shall Prosper, premiered January 2014. She was the director, executive producer, music score composer, and screen story editor for her latest film.
Kaori Oda Kaori Oda's (’11) animated film Evocation screened at the 2010 Shure University International Film Festival in Tokyo, Japan. This year she was runner up finalist at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival’s International Critics Week for her film short, Tomotoru "The Wanderer" (2012).
Jasmine Kettenacker Jasmine Kettenacker ’12 got her film The Legendary Lady Gazelle into Flash! Festival in West liberty, WV. She was also selected for the 2012 St. Louis International Film Festival for her short documentary Rumble, Young Man, Rumble.
Stephanie Via Stephanie Via's '05 True Story was selected for the Short Film Program at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. The tale of an elderly lady who remembers a tragic childhood moment was one of only 73 short films — dramatic, documentary, and animated — the festival chose to screen from over 4,300 submissions. True Story also won first prize at the Aurora Picture Show's Eighth Anniversary Weekend in Houston, Texas, and was awarded the Barry Sisson Best Narrative at the 2006 Salmagundi Film Festival in Charlottesville, VA.
R.H.W. Dillard Sadie Tillery '05 has been named director of programming at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Held in Durham, North Carolina every April and typically attracting around 30,000 participants, Full Frame has been called the premier documentary film festival in the United States by both The New York Times and indieWIRE.
Nicole Phillips Nicole Phillips '03, M.F.A. '07, University of Southern California, who has been working as second assistant to filmmaker/producer J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot Productions, co-wrote Kishin, a 200+ page "Manga" (Japanese comic book) based on the Bad Robot/ Paramount Pictures movie Cloverfield and just recently published in Japan.
  Lousine Shamamian '98 is an editor for Gigantic Productions in New York City.
Karen Price Karen Price M.A. '97, M.F.A. program in film and video production, USC School of Cinema-Television; recently directed a documentary on animal rescue; also working on a short film based on a story from her Hollins thesis.
  Laura Hester '96 won a competitive internship through the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. After working on the sets of "Home Improvement" and "Costello," she is currently a freelance television writer and producer.
Laurie Webb

Laurie Webb-Hall '95, after finishing a highly competitive internship with the Directors Guild of America, worked in feature filmmaking in Los Angeles.