Congratulations to Kaleigh Griffin ’13 (Communication and Media), Claudia Gallo ’13 (Communication and Media), Lindsay Nimphius ’13 (Digital Media Production), and Keri Sheheen ’13 (Printmaking) on the acceptance of their film, “First Name: Jogger, Last Name: John” into the Woodstock Film Festival! The film began as their senior year “Seminar in Digital Filmmaking” project. It will be screened this fall in the festival’s documentary shorts category.
“This is a highly competitive festival, and the first time one of our projects has made it in,” said Professor Gregg Bray (Communication and Media). “It’s wonderful news, and an exciting way to kick off the 2013-14 academic year!”
The festival’s synopsis of the film reads: John Syan was a successful man who once worked for NASA. In the 60s he fell into drugs and became homeless. He entered rehab and emerged clean and sober…and still homeless. One day Jogger rode his bike from NYC to Woodstock. He found the town to be so welcoming that he never left. “First Name: Jogger, Last Name: John” is a documentary about an extraordinary man and his symbiotic relationship with the town of Woodstock, N.Y.
For more information about the Woodstock Film Festival, click here.