Jan. 13, 2006
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, two young Iowa filmmakers, will be on hand for “Making it Under 25,” a screening and discussion of their independent film “University Heights” on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside College campus. This event is part of Morningside’s Entrepreneurship in the Arts Speaker Series and is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS), the Center for Entrepreneurship Education, and The Coleman Foundation. The public is invited free of charge.
“University Heights” examines the struggle of finding oneself through the everyday lives of four people on a college campus and the choices they make. The trailer for the film was the grand prize winner in mtvU’s 2005 Best Film on Campus: Trailer Challenge competition. It was selected by Hollywood directors John Singleton, director of “Boyz n the Hood,” Catherine Hardwicke, director of “Thirteen,” Nicole Kassell, director of “The Woodsman,” Music Television (MTV) staff, and online voters. As prizewinners, the two filmmakers received a development deal with MTV Films and a home theatre system.
Morningside’s E Group, an umbrella organization for Morningside’s Students in Free Enterprise, the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, and the Self Employment in the Arts group, will host a question and answer period following the screening.
Beck and Woods, both from Bettendorf, Iowa, are juniors at the University of Iowa. They have been writing, directing, and producing films together for the past seven years, and formed their production company, Bluebox Limited, in 2001. To date, they have produced 13 short films and four feature-length films. Additional information about the filmmakers and their work can be found at www.blueboxlimited.com.
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