Film program announces 'Story and Craft Series'
August 26, 2009

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Seniors Phillip Johnston (left) and Rob Yates
are student leaders of the 'Story and Craft Series
Mr. Chris Clark, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, released the schedule for this fall’s Story and Craft Series. Mr. Clark explained that the programs “are designed to capture the multi-disciplinary arts that come together to produce a film. We will also emphasize that in order for filmmakers to be better cultural story tellers they must be students of our culture.”

“This fall’s line-up of guest speakers,” stated Mr. Clark, “includes a writer, director, and producer; a musician; a novelist and scriptwriter; and a design studio director, all of whom have a passion for the power of filmmaking to impact culture.”

All programs will be held on Friday evenings from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. at Create Here, 55 East Main Street, Suite 105, Chattanooga, in an effort to provide a convenient place for area filmmakers and those interested in learning more about filmmaking to attend. The sessions target college filmmakers; however, all artists are invited to attend.

Story and Craft Series Fall 2009 Schedule

  • September 4: Joe O’Brienwriter, director, and producer of the film Endure, a detective movie set in Florida starring Judd Nelson, Tom Arnold, and Devon Sawa. Joe will talk to us about the joys and pains of making his first feature-length film.
  • October 23: Paul Rustanddirector of Widgets & Stone, a Chattanooga-based design studio whose clients include the Chattanooga Football Club, Medium, and the Hunter Art Museum. He will talk to us about creating design that changes how people think, behave, and live.
  • November 20: Bill MalloneePaste Magazine puts him #65 in the “100 Greatest Living Songwriter’s Poll.” The New York Press calls him the “best folk-rock act nobody’s heard of.” Bill will come sing his songs and then talk to us about Faith, Art, and Cultural Relevance and the Christian Artist.
  • December 4: Pinckney BenedictJoyce Carol Oates calls him, “one of the most distinctive voices of his generation.” Pinckney is a novelist and scriptwriter, who is currently working on a script with Francis Coppola, and will be talking to us via Skype.