“Fake It So Real” Gets Real Recognition
Robert Greene (Film Studies ’00) discovered his passion for film during an Intro to Film course just over a decade ago. His most recent documentary, "Fake It So Real," follows a group of Lincolnton, NC, men who give new meaning to the term “weekend warriors” as they set up rings and suit up as pro wrestlers. "Fake It So Real" has been included on "Best Of" lists by Roger Ebert, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.
Film Buff Gives New Life to Old Films
Skip Elsheimer '91 has been collecting educational films for 20 years. He has amassed 100 miles of film -- roughly 240 hours of material. Read how the self-proclaimed "AV Geek" has transformed his passion for film into both a hobby and a career.
Student Film Earns International Honors in Hollywood
Creative Writing student Tim Reavis teamed up with two other students to create "The Strong One," a short film about a young boy and his buddy -- a brontosaurus. The filmmakers -- two of whom graduated this spring -- took top honors at the international CampusMovieFest in Hollywood after winning the competition at NC State. Bravo!
Winning Student Filmmakers Head to Hollywood
Creative Writing student Tim Reavis teamed up with two other students to create "The Strong One," a short film about a young boy and his buddy -- a brontosaurus. The filmmakers took top honors at the CampusMovieFest competition at NC State. Next they're taking their film to an international contest in Hollywood. Bravo!
Filmmaker Derives Passion From Subjects Who Pursue Dreams
Documentary filmmaker and CHASS alum Robert Greene and 4th Row Films currently have three movies showing in theaters across the U.S. All In: The Poker Movie, a journey into the poker subculture, premiered last Friday at Cinema Village in New York City and will be available on video on demand April 24. Fake It So Real, a look at the big dreams of independent professional wrestlers in small-town North Carolina, is ending a run on the West Coast. And Kati with an I, an intimate look at at Greene’s teenage half-sister in Alabama who is about to graduate high school, is opening in Seattle.
Revenge of the Electric Car
Dan Neil (MA, English '86) returns to campus to discuss "Revenge of the Electric Car," in which he appears prominently. Neil has won the Pulitzer Prize for his automotive columns.
Learning With the Lights Off
Associate professors of film studies Devin and Marsha Orgeron have shared guest posts on NC State's research blog, The Abstract. Their essays relate to their forthcoming book about educational films, Learning With the Lights Off (Oxford University Press, 2012).