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Even under these uncertain times, our students still manage to create amazing work: Triptych of the Spirit Trailer

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In the fall of 2020, a group of our seniors were given guidelines for the scripts they could write and successfully create while being as safe as possible. They came up with the idea to make an anthology, Triptych of the Spirit, consisting of three short films all happening at the same farm and all having one character in common. Some of the guidelines included no more than 3 actors, no interior scenes, no car scenes, no minors or out of town actors, etc.

In teams of 7 or less, our students developed their scripts with the help of professors Yossera Bouchtia and Joshua Tyree; acquired their locations with professor Emily Wyman; consulted on production with professor Virginia Bertholet; expanded their technical knowledge with professors Kyra Kilfeather, Caleb Plutzer, Danny Caporaletti, and Bunt Young; cast their films with the help of our casting director Anne Chapman; and are now in the process of editing with the aid of professors Dean Hurley and Sheree Chen.

The first film of the anthology is Brothers. Upon returning home to help his brother with the family farm, a catholic priest comes to find that the reason for their failing crops is something sinister.
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Written and Directed by: Olivia Dinman
Produced by: Mackenzie Nolan and Gabe Kelley
DP/Camera Operator: Sam Hamer
Camera Assistant: Katie Kemp
Gaffer & Key Grip: Liz Bunce
On Set Sound by: Jon Parker
Production Designer: Erin Rodgers
Edited by: Jon Parker
Colored by: Olivia Dinman

Florence is the second chapter of Triptych of the Spirit. While mourning the tragic death of her lover, a young woman’s sense of reality becomes skewed when a strange spirit from her nightmares starts to manifest in real life.
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Written by: Kelly Galicia
Directed by: Katie Kemp and Ryan Henderson
Produced by: Mackenzie Nolan and Gabe Kelley
DP/Camera Operator: Liz Bunce
Camera Assistant: Mackenzie Nolan
Gaffer & Key Grip: Brandon Miller
On Set Sound by: Jonathan Pinera
Production Designer: Kelly Galicia
Edited by: Brandon Miller

Finally there is Scarecrow to wrap up the anthology. Scarecrow follows a weary ghost, unable to move on for fear of abandoning his mother. When he is suddenly visited by a mysterious spirit, the scarecrow is forced to confront his own mortality.
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Written by: Jonathan Pinera
Directed by: Brandon Miller
Produced by: Mackenzie Nolan and Gabe Kelley
DP/Camera Operator: Gabe Kelly
Camera Assistant: Olivia Dinman
Gaffer & Key Grip: Mackenzie Nolan
On Set Sound by: Jonathan Pinera
Production Designer: Kelly Galicia and Erin Rodgers
Edited by: Jonathan Pinera
Colored by: Brandon Miller

[Video Description: A montage of clips from the three short films including shots to introduce all of the characters and imagery of dead corn, bloody hands, and death.]