Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Jan 2015 13


We are very pleased to officially announce the very first large scale partnership between VCUarts Cinema and the local industry.

VCUarts, with the support of the Virginia Film Office, is producing a student-crewed feature length 35mm film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The project is written and directed by Angus Macfadyen (Turn, Braveheart), who takes on the titular role alongside several of his fellow Turn cast mates as the supporting cast.

“VCUarts Cinema is the only undergraduate cinema program in the U.S. shooting a feature film with professional actors on 35mm motion picture film, this is an incredible opportunity for our students – and half of the students working on the film are freshman,” says Dr. Rob Tregenza.

Under the guidance of faculty members and industry professionals, the entire production process is being overseen by Cinema students; from the planning of every shoot day, to the technical handling of equipment, to the procurement of props. Additional contributions are being made by the VCUarts student body; sculpture students are creating skull replicas for props, the music department is recording the score, and communication arts students have created storyboards.

Macbeth is currently being shot in and around Richmond on 35mm cameras. Principal photography is set to wrap in mid-February, at which point the film will enter post-production in anticipation of festival engagements in the second half of 2015.


Sep 2014 15

The Summer 2014 Films are being polished and sent off to the DVD press! The First Cut Screening is coming at our heels, and before you know it, the Advanced Film Production class will be firing up with it’s Fall production. Work never stops at the Cinema Department!
























Aug 2014 19

Today we had the immense honor of exhibiting some of our work at the VCUarts Depot for our peers! The exhibit coincided with the annual VCUarts meeting; faculty and staff of the entire arts school assembled to discuss the year ahead, followed by a reception during which they mingled, snacked, and perused exhibits.














Films screened included A Man Could Give Up, In The Sand, The Trailer, Four Bitches and a Gun, and Laila. It was a hit! Many thanks to all the student workers who pulled off such a beautiful display in a very short amount of time!

Aug 2014 17

Big Cinemat sq

Jan 2014 30

A warm thanks to all who braved the snow and came out for our first screening this week! It’s going to be a great semester!

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