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Producer Susan Leber and Director Michael O'Shea—wife and husband—are our Fall 2021 artists-in-residence. On Tuesday, November 16, and Wednesday, November 17, they will visit a few classes, and then on Wednesday, November 17, at 7pm, they will present their 2016 film The Transfiguration and participate in a Q&A afterwards. Here is the description of the film from its official website: "An official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Michael O’Shea’s debut feature The Transfiguration follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore. When he meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to challenge Milo’s dark obsession, blurring his fantasy into reality. A chilling portrait of violence, The Transfiguration is an atmospheric thriller set against the grit of New York City."

The screening will take place in our School of Design Soundstage (SD101). Because of COVID-related social-distancing requirements, anyone wishing to attend in person needs to sign up to do so here: If you are unable to sign up in time or wish to attend virtually, here is a link to the event on BlueJeans:

[poster by Art & Graphic Design student Gloria Rose Healy]

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It's that time of year again … our screenplay contest, where one or more scripts are chosen for production in Spring 2022's FMI302 (Narrative Production) course.  Please check out the above poster for details, and keep in mind that the scripts need to be "doable" with the resources we have available to us in that class (and adhere to COVID protocols). So … large crowds, big stunts, explosions or heavy VFX may not be the best option.

The deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1 by 5pm, emailed to Professor Dina Fiasconaro. Feel free to contact her with any questions. Also, this contest is open to any major, so please spread the word to your friends!

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This is our eighth overall episode and the second of the 2021-2022 academic year. Tune in to see what FMI Department Chair Chris Reed and FMI Sophomores George Campbell and Ethan Hislop think of the new films Luzzu (released by Kino Lorber starting October 15) and Dune (released theatrically by Warner Bros. and on HBO Max starting October 22).

Care to see the previous seven shows? Check out our Vimeo site!

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On November 16 and 17, husband-and-wife duo Susan Leber and Michael O'Shea, producer and writer/director of The Transfiguration, will come to campus to visit classes and present, in the School of Design Soundstage, that film (11/17/21 at 7pm). The screening will take place both live and in person (with social-distancing practices in place) and simultaneously via BlueJeans (link to follow). Stay tuned for more details.

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Welcome back, to both school and our review show! This is our seventh overall episode and the first of the 2021-2022 academic year. Tune in to see what FMI Department Chair Chris Reed, FMI Junior Samantha Giordano and FMI Senior Hazen Batock think of the new films Ma Belle, My Beauty (released in theaters starting August 20 by Good Deed Entertainment) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (released September 3 by Marvel Studios).

Care to see the previous six shows? Check out our Vimeo site!

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