Program Administration

TyRuben Ellingson

MFA, Professor, Program Director

The son of Minnesota artist and University professor William J Ellingson (1933-1994), TyRuben spent his childhood in...

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Nikita Moyer

Administrative Coordinator

Nikita Moyer (BA Cinema ’10) has spent her post-grad life engaging with film in nearly every way, including working...

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J.M. Tyree

M.Phil, Associate Director

J. M. Tyree (M.Phil., University of Cambridge) is Distinguished Visiting Professor at VCUarts and Nonfiction Editor...

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Faculty and Staff

Virginia Bertholet

Independent Producer, Adjunct Professor

Virginia took a film class in high school and fell in love with movies – stories and...

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Yossera Bouchtia

MFA, Assistant Professor

Yossera Bouchtia is a Moroccan-American filmmaker whose unique approach to storytelling sheds light...

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Danny Caporaletti

MFA, Adjunct Professor

Danny Caporaletti is a writer/filmmaker based in Richmond, Virginia, and New Orleans, Louisiana. His films have...

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Anne Chapman

CSA, Industry Professional, Casting Director

Anne Chapman has worked in casting and talent for over 25 years. As Casting Director for VCUarts Cinema, Chapman has...

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Sheree Chen

MFA, Adjunct Professor

Sheree Chen is a writer/filmmaker based out of Richmond, Virginia. She holds an MFA from Florida State University...

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Art Eng

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

Art Eng has been an award winning Director of Photography for over thirty years and has also owned and operated Red...

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Travis Fairman

Editor

Travis Fairman is a VCUarts Cinema alumnus who likes to spend the majority of his time laughing at his own terrible...

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Charlie Harris

Industry Professional, G&E Specialist

Charlie Harris has been working in the film industry since 1986 and has worked on over 50 feature films and TV movies...

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Dean Hurley

Industry Professional, Sound Designer

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Jamie King

Assistant Administrative Coordinator

Jamie King is a freelance filmmaker based in Richmond, Virginia. He is an alumnus of VCUarts Cinema where he focused...

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Jochen Künstler

MFA, Adjunct Professor

Jochen is a filmmaker and film editor...

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Filipe Leitão

DMA, Assistant Professor

Filipe Leitao is Assistant Professor at VCUarts, teaching and developing a new collaborative curriculum in...

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Ellen Rank

Equipment Manager

Ellen Rank is a VCUarts Cinema alumna who splits her time between working freelance grip and electric and acting as...

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Taylor Roesch

Industry Professional, Adjunct Professor

Taylor Roesch is a Gaffer and rental house owner who works throughout the mid-Atlantic on commercial projects as...

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Rob Tregenza

PhD, Professor

Rob Tregenza is a writer, director, producer, and cinematographer. He has written, directed, and photographed four...

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Bunt Young

Industry Professional, Director of Photography

With over three decades as a Director of Photography and cameraman, Bunt comes to the VCU Cinema program with an...

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