Student and Alumni Success

A Few Highlights:

Our students have a proven track record of success. Here are just a few of the most recent indicators of how well our students and alumni are doing:

  • Exit Music, directed by Cameron Bargerstock Mullenneaux (MFA ’14) received development support from Independent Television Service (ITVS), the leading funder and distributor of PBS programming.  The film, directed by premiered in competition at the Hot Docs Film Festival.
  • Unmappable, co-directed by Diane Hodson (MFA ’15) and Jasmine Luoma (MFA ’15), screened alongside films produced by industry professionals in the documentary shorts category of South by Southwest (SXSW).
  • Alumna Hillary Pierce (MFA ’13) served as coordinating producer on Tower, the recipient of the 2018 News & Television Emmy Award in the Outstanding Historical Documentary category.
  • Angelique, a short film directed by alumna Cameron Bargerstock  (MFA ’14) earned a 2018 Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Feature Story in a News Magazine category.
  • Monica Berra (MFA ’16) shared co-directing credits with MacArthur “genius” fellow Stanley Nelson on the New York Times Op-Doc, “Black Colleges in the Age of Trump.” She also served as the Impact and Outreach Coordinator for Nelson’s film Tell Them We Are Rising, which aired on PBS’s Independent Lens.
  • Palmer Holton (MFA ’13) conceived of and directed the ESPN 30 for 30 short When the King Held Court.
  • The Grey Zone, directed by alumnus Brian Gersten (MFA ’16) premiered in Atlantic Select, a showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
  • My Garden No Longer, directed by Scott Schimmel (MFA ’17)screened in the 2017 Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes.
  • Driven Blind, co-directed by Scott Schimmel (MFA ’17) and Geoff Groberg (MFA ’17) aired on Georiga Public Television.
  • Soul City was a featured broadcast on regional PBS stations through the Reel South programming strand.
  • First-year student films Chip Off the Old Rock and The Hollerin’ Contest at Spivey’s Corner streamed on PBS as part of the Reel South channel.