What our recent graduates have been up to
2017 Graduate News
Staff & Student Exhibitions
Shane Bevin, Katie Cavanagh, Kelsey Reynolds, James Ross McNab, Tom Murton, Sarah Lloyd, Mala Kerr, Rosanna Lam and Emma Furnell all exhibited work in the RSVP Greyscale exhibition which ran from June 02 – 23 at the Light Square Gallery in Adelaide city. All the works had an augmented reality aspect which sat on top of the traditional 2D works. The crossover with AC Arts was enjoyable for both parties.
As a part of SALA 2017, Shane Bevin is exhibiting six sculptural pieces at Steampunk Derailed in Port Adelaide at the Railway Museum. Honours student Kelsey Reynolds is exhibiting in Spaces of Absence at Biggies at Bertram on Grenfell Street. https://www.tafesa.edu.au/adelaide-college-of-the-arts/ac-arts-events/2017/06/01/default-calendar/rsvp---greyscale
Flinders is proud of the four BCA Digital Media student groups whose games were featured in AVCON’s Indie Games Room this year. Watch the trailer and keep an eye out for Auto Arcadia (which features a steering wheel controller), Chest of Dark Wonders (a whimsical 2D side-scroller), Spaaace (a full 3D first person shooter set in a Science Fiction environment), and Manatech (a two player twin stick shooter in the Fantasy Genre). Our students’ work received a lot of interest and steady play over the AVCON weekend. http://www.theindiegamesroom.com/games/2017-games/
Hail is a graphic novel produced by current and former BCA students. Hail recently was shortlisted for a Ledger Award for excellence in Australian Comics. Successive student teams have worked on Hail over a number of years. We were proud to be featured at Comic-Con and Greenlight Comics off Rundle Mall. http://ledgerawards.org/
Flinders Screen and Media students curate Adelaide Cinémathèque
Screen and Media students Bridget McDonald, Gere Fuss and Kyle Davis have programmed a slate of films including cinematic depictions of television, first-time filmmakers, and turn-of-the-millennium films… [more] The program started on Monday 31 July with David Cronenberg's cult classic VIDEODROME Screenings every Monday and Thursday, and Flinders Screen and Media students can get an annual season pass for the special discounted rate of $65. http://mercurycinema.org.au/products/our-films/cinematheque/
Graduates in the headlines!
Australian Talent heads stateside. Screen Australia featured Screen and Media graduates Victoria Cocks and Sophie Hyde as part of Talent LA in June. Victoria Cocks who is the writer/director of… [more] ADG award-winning webseries WASTELANDER PANDA, is currently directing her first feature film, IN THE BLOOD. Sophie Hyde writer/director/producer of feature film 52 TUESDAYS which was awarded the Crystal Bear at Berlinale and Best Directing for World Cinema at Sundance is currently directing the feature film ANIMALS and TV series F**KING ADELAIDE. https://filmink.com.au/public-notice/talent-usa-australian-creatives-head-stateside/
Prisoners and Pups
Lecturer and Cinematographer Helen Carter’s and her long time collaborator Shalom Almond’s most recent film Prisoners and Pups launched at the Mercury Cinema in late July.
Elon Musk and SpaceX
Screen production staff, students and graduates will also document the 68th International Astronautical Congress (2017) to be held this September in Adelaide and featuring a short address by Elon Musk from SpaceX on settling Mars.
The Rookies 2017
The BCA DM/CDW crossover is producing some amazing work. The Rookies is a global competition for young designers and artists. Judged by industry experts, ten Flinders students made the finals: eight in the Illustration category and two for Internships.
Students & Grads in Industry
Congratulations to Amy J. who went straight into a contract at Mighty Kingdom as a 3D Animator within a week of finishing her degree. Finley M. has just started a contract at Animal Logic, and Josh E. is working as a Jr. Matte Painter at Rising Sun Pictures on contract.
Saturday Night Fever Performance Backgrounds
Every year Flinders Digital Media students work on digital backgrounds for public performances. MBM's season of Saturday Night Fever has just wrapped up and the digital sets were mentioned positively in the above review by Samela Harris. https://www.thebarefootreview.com.au/menu/theatre/119-2014-adelaide-reviews/1571-saturday-night-fever.html
Going for Gold
Nathaniel Bain was on placement on set as 3rd Assistant Director on the feature film GOING FOR GOLD with Disney star Kelli Berglund in the lead role. http://www.ausfilm.com.au/news/going-for-gold-embraces-the-adelaide-advantage/ Also on placement with GOING FOR GOLD was BMedia Arts student Aaron Finan who was offered paid work in the film’s production office. On set for GOING FOR GOLD were several other Flinders graduates including 1st AD Shannon Crotty, 2nd AD Kelly Carpenter, and Production Coordinator Sarah Bond.
Earlier this year Brittany Case successfully completed her placement as an editing assistant with Channel 7 Adelaide. Cameron Summers worked with Base 10 at Onkaparinga council… [more] Students in 2016 took placements at FCT Flames, Projector films, Closer Productions, Anomaly Repeater, Red Bikini, SA Cosi, Carers SA, Design Lab and Passel Media. Placements currently under way see our students working with production companies 57 Films, Living Stories, Closer Productions, the Adelaide Film Festival, Media Resource Centre, Mercury Cinema, OzAsia, and Feast festival and with editors Sean Lahiff and David Bradbury.
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Jordy Pollack’s BCA Honours film was selected for screening https://www.psfilmfest.org/2017-shortfest/short-films/a-short-film-about-kissing, as was Sean Lahiff’s award winning film Smashed, which had already… [more] screened in Berlin for Berlinale film festival, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-13/screenshot-from-sa-film-smashed/8521684
Student and Graduate Success Stories
Flinders University has many graduates who have gone on to make their mark in the world of film, theatre, TV, and digital media. Among the most well-known is Scott Hicks, who won an Academy Award for his film Shine, but many other exceptional feature film and television directors and producers have had their start at Flinders, including Matt Bate, Sandy Cameron, Sophie Hyde, Bryan Mason, Matt Cormack, Bec Summerton, Granaz Moussavi, Dario Russo, Kirsty Stark, and Hugh Sullivan. Among our graduates are also many successful cinematographers, sound designers and editors like Nima Nabili Rad, James Currie, Sean Lahiff, and Belinda Trimboli, to name only a few.