Interested in a career in filmmaking? Q&A with VT alum Preston Peterson

Newman Library, room 122 (the Catbox, 1st fl.) | Cinema

December 6, 2019 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Please join us on for this exciting opportunity to meet VT alum Preston Peterson. 

Preston will give a short talk and do a Q&A session on what to expect in pursuing a career as an independent filmmaker. His experience is relevant to cinema production and theatre students alike (including actors!)

Preston's Bio: 
After studying film at VA Tech, Preston moved to Los Angeles to pursue filmmaking. In 2011, he co-produced the award-winning short film, God & Vodka, before teaming up with his lifelong friend, Jason Boesch to form Smoking Bear Pictures. Smoking Bear Pictures' first short film project, Lifi, won awards for acting & screenwriting and served as the duo's co-writing & directing debut. Next, they wrote and directed their first feature, West Virginia, which won Best Narrative Feature at Film Invasion Los Angeles, Hollywood Firstglance, South Dakota FF & IndieBelgrade FF, and is currently distributed on multiple VOD platforms and SVOD services, including Amazon Prime.

Preston's Website:

http://www.smokingbearpictures.com/

Example of work: West Virginia Stories (called West Virginia on Amazon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RFMq_vBwNM 
 

Admission

Free; no reservation required

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