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The Very First Ever MIP Film Showcase

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A grid of six film stills in color and black and white selected from films in Ohio State's MIP Film Showcase

We’re proud to partner with Ohio State’s Film Studies program in presenting the very first Senior Thesis Film Showcase from the program’s Moving-Image Production major!

The program features newly created work by 12 emerging filmmakers and speaks to the vitality and creativity of the students in this ever-expanding program. (122 mins., video).

Program lineup
speak into me tongues of stories where they fall in love and stay that way forever (Lucas Atha, 7 mins.)
The 2020 Music Experience (Patrick Rhonemus, 10 mins.)
The Final Overture (Michael McKenna, 15 mins.)
Watch & Burn (Jake Metzger, 10:30 mins.)
Ghost Recordings (Spencer D.C. Gunnell, 15 mins.)
Pogo Live! Gaming with Steve Harvey!? (Jack Cataline, 5 mins.)
Relics from the Earth (Jenna Friel, 10 mins.)
Sounds of Columbus (Austin Kieffer-Jones, 6:30 mins.)
Lost Memo (Boniface L. Romp, 10 mins.)
Despondency (Nathan D. Brown, 8 mins.)
Life as we know it (Alexis R. Ujczo, 5 mins.)
Suppressus (Grant Jones, 20 mins.)

A film still in color showing a person seen from the back in silhouette; the person stands against a sheet with a purple spot in the middle

speak into me tongues of stories where they fall in love and stay that way forever (Lucas Atha, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color film still that shows a close-up of a person's hand holding a burning piece of paper with some barely discernible handwriting on it

Watch & Burn (Jake Metzger, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color film still of a person in glasses and a striped shirt writing in a journal; a plate of food and a glass is at their right; behind the person is a picture of another person with their head engulfed in flames

Despondency (Nathan D. Brown, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A colorful cartoon featuring a drawing of Steve Harvey aiming a water gun at a video game character with a tombstone and crying emoji above; text reads "Pogo's Adventure" and "Steve Kills Pogo?" with an Xs for eyes emoji nearby

Pogo Live! Gaming with Steve Harvey!? (Jack Cataline, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color film still showing a person on what appears to be a stage set gazing up at a projected backdrop featuring an image of a pillar of flame; the person stands between a desk with chair and lamp on the left and a turned down bed and lamp to the right

The Final Overture (Michael McKenna, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A shadowy image looking up at a cloudy night sky with bare tree branches visible to the left and the outline of a rectangular structure seen from an angle in the center

Ghost Recordings (Spencer D.C. Gunnell, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color still of a person in a lace face mask with their eyes visible above; a stone wall and low plants are in the background

Life as we know it (Alexis R. Ujczo, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color still showing two people outdoors from behind; they are looking at a mountain in the distance past a field of tall grasses

Lost Memo (Boniface L. Romp, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

An image of the surface of the moon seen from above the planet with white hand-drawn lines and circles superimposed over the moonscape

Relics from the Earth (Jenna Friel, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color film still superimposing an illuminated hand symbol from a traffic sign over the lit arrow from another traffic sign, shot out of focus, all against cars driving along a city street at night

Sounds of Columbus (Austin Kieffer-Jones, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

A color film still showing a person in a white tank top seated, head down, on a chair in a cluttered basement filled with lamps, computer monitors, and furniture

Suppressus (Grant Jones, 2021), image courtesy of the filmmaker

Organized by Kyoung Lee Swearingen, assistant professor, Ohio State’s Departments of Design and Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.

FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Cardinal Health
Kaufman Development

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Rohauer Collection Foundation

WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
L Brands Foundation
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
Bill and Sheila Lambert
Adam Flatto
Huntington
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Carol and David Aronowitz
Michael and Paige Crane
Axium Plastics
Fenwick & West LLP
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
KDC/ONE
M/I Homes
Ohio State Energy Partners
Regina Miracle International Ltd.
Washington Prime Group
Alene Candles
Lisa Barton
Fuel Transport
Russell and Joyce Gertmenian
Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Nancy Kramer
Matrix Psychological Services
Paramount Group, Inc.
Bruce and Joy Soll
Clark and Sandra Swanson
Business Furniture Installations
CASTO
E.C. Provini Co, Inc.
Garlock Printing & Converting
M-Engineering
New England Development
Our Country Home
Performance Team
Premier Candle Corporation
ProAmpac
Steiner + Associates
Textile Printing
Andrew and Amanda Wise

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