A little over a week ago, I graduate from Florida State's College of Motion Picture Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production, specialty in Directing. Two years of the most challenging undertaking I've ever endeavored came to an end.
The day was a fantastic event as it involved screening all sixteen of our thesis films for family, friends, and the local community. We exchanged our steel-toed boots, and bleary editing eyes for heels and mascara. I've never been so proud to show a film I've made before, and I'm so grateful to each person who came up to me afterwards to tell me how my twelve-minute psychological thriller caused them to feel. More so, however, I'm indebted to every single person who gave a part of themselves to make it happen.
If you would like to see the film, please contact me.
I was awarded the Augustus B. Turnbull II Professionalism Scholarship, which I'm certain I do not deserve, but I'm humbled by those who believe I do. It's an award given to students who are rated after each project/class by their peers and professors as having exceptional professionalism in their demeanor. The award will allow me to be able to take the next step in my career: NYC.
I'll be spending the fall semester in New York where I'll be interning with a production company. I'm very excited to learn and help them with the projects they're working on. Following that semester, the current plan is to move to LA and begin working there.
I'm not adequately able to articulate my gratitude to each person who has supported me on the wild ride that was graduate school. I would not have been able to do it so successfully otherwise. Thank you.