July 31 - August 5, 2018 Traverse City, Michigan
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Learning and Innovation Partner
Experience films, games and virtual reality experiences made by students at MSU’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences and College of Arts and Letters.
CRANDIE'S WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, NOON | OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE
FEATURE FILM
CAST: Jen English, Kathryn Stahl, Mike Merriuzzi, Beth Hendrickson; DIRECTORS: Hannah Byrd, Tyler Clifton, Ali Obermeyer, Shanice Pinson, Bryan Susalla, Stefan Lindhal; PRODUCERS: Chris Szpunar, Keianana Dunbar-Reppuhn, Briana Sparks, Xiaojun Luo; WRITERS: Camisha McClair, Wesley Nelson, Mikayla Reighly, Colin McCaw
Catch the world premiere of one of the only student-made feature films in the nation. MSU’s exclusive Theatre2Film program will screen, Crandie’s, a comedy about a highly-ranked former New York chef who makes a new start at a Midwest diner. A rising star chef, from a four-star Manhattan restaurant, mysteriously leaves her job in the big city and returns to East Lansing where she is hired to run the kitchen of a downon- its-luck diner. As she begins to turn the restaurant around, the humble eatery is the focus of a very popular food show. But the show’s producer is a former Manhattan colleague and friend who is now the chef’s arch enemy and holds the secret to the chef’s sudden departure from New York City.
I’M WITH THE BAND WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, NOON | OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE
TV PILOT
CAST: Colin Payne, Lucas Jacob, Michael Pomorski and Chris Elliot; DIRECTORS: Tyler Clifton, Kyle Brow, Dani Dillon; PRODUCERS: Anna Young, Claire Diven, Jason Wu, Paul Roh
STUDENT PRODUCED TV PILOT Students from the College of Arts and Letters and ComArtSci joined forces to write, direct, film and produce Crandie’s. Other productions include the TV pilot I’m with the Band and a host of short films. MOIST is a rock band touring Michigan, playing small town bars in 1979. Their lead singer quits to go solo in the middle of the tour and they have a major struggle to replace him The band ends up in Hell, Michigan where they are faced with a crisis when they meet an amazing singer who happens to be female and they’ve always been an all-male band.
STUDENT FILM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, NOON | OLD TOWN PLAYHOUSE SHORTS by MSU STUDENTS
A collection of short films from students at Michigan State University in the College of Communication Art and Sciences and the College of Arts and Letters. Run Time: 67 min. This is a free screening.
ALMOST HUMAN Technophobe, Vincent, struggles to make a meaningful connection with two women dependent on their cell phones. Director: Ian Hall; Writer: Kelley Frake; Cinematography/Editing: Ayden Byrnes Sound Design: Dylan Kissel
ALL OVER (AGAIN) A hopeless romantic gets lost in her eccentric aspirations. Director: Bradley Coster; Producers: Anthony Andrus, Kevin Browning, Matthew Corchado; Composer: Music By Pedro; Editor: Bradley Coster
REBEL REBEL EP. 1 Created as a pilot for a web series, a lonely 80s nostalgia geek uses his night out as a means for music, escapism, and violence. Directors: Bradley Coster and Tyler Clifton; Producers: Mallory Maxton, Jason Wu, Paul Roh; Editor: Bradley Coster; Written By: Tyler Clifton; Story By: Bradley Coster; Director of Photography: Broderick Steele; Sound Design: Bradley Coster and Jason Wu
JUICE Juice is a short neo-noir science fiction film following a young addict's growing withdrawal and the fatal decision she makes to get high once more. Directed, Written and Edited by Zoe Kissel; Sound Design by Dylan Kissel; Music Composed by Christian Kolo
SONDER A young man in one night comes across the lives of others that are as complex and vivid as his own while surviving the struggles of the inner city. Director: Carlos Mario Mendoza; Producers: Justin Christian, Rebecca Tremble, Carlos Mario Mendoza, Adam Towner, Ron DeLeon & David A. Schneider; Screen Writers: Carlos Mario Mendoza & Kabine A. Diane
THE HOUSE WE LIVED IN Jackie is a young girl struggling to stay afloat after the sudden passing of her father. Caught between her mother’s deteriorating emotional state and the responsibility to protect her little brother from a toxic household, strange inexplicable things begin happening within the walls of their home. Director: Tyler Clifton; Writers: Ali Obermayer, Jake Elliott, Preston Swarthout, Producers: Jason Wu, Paul Roh, Sienna Sertl-Producer
ANYA'S GREEN CARD When Bobby moves to India to work in a tech company, he experiences reverse brain-drain, accompanied by familiar characters who take on ulterior motives to his calm and naïve approach to the world. Two people in particular, the Jones, challenge Bobby who’s unwillingly tangled in their marriage with secret motives of his own brewing in this short comedy about how life, no matter where you’re from, is unwittingly human. Director: Kyle Brow, Producer: Stuart Heinlein, Writer: Stuart Heinlein, Editor: Ayden Byrnes
DETRITUS In a mysterious forest, a man runs for his life, only to be caught in an ongoing cycle of violence. Director: Travis Vetier, Producer: Navaz Illava, Director of Photography: Kevin Nguyen
FILM SCHOOL
10 MISTAKES OF THE STUDENT FILM (AND SOMETIMES MINE) SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 3 PM | SCHOLARS HALL MSU’s visiting artist Joel Potrykus is also the director of the film Relaxer, featured at this year’s Traverse City Film Festival. His feature films The Alchemist Cookbook (2016), Buzzard (2014), and Ape (2012) have screened at the Lincoln Center for the Arts, the MoMA, the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Cinémathèque Française in Paris, while his writing has been invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science Permanent Collection.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 12 NOON - 8 PM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL The WOZ
An interactive gallery of games, virtual reality and innovative experiences for all ages. Go beyond the traditional film experience to the place where art, science, technology and interactivity fuse. This is a free event.
The Game Design and Development Program at Michigan State University brings you a showcase of Virtual Reality, Video and Mobile Games for Entertainment and Education. gamedev.msu.edu
MSU STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
TCFF offers amazing internship opportunities to MSU students interested in working behind the scenes at an international film festival. Our students earn real-life experience in event management, communications and media, marketing, film management, graphic design, music management, videography, post production video and more! TCFF internships continue to enrich the Spartan experience of our students each summer.
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