For a group of Clark students, producing original short films this semester proved to be a lesson in community, collaboration, and creativity.
Students created two films, “Long Play” and “Kill Your Babies,” in a digital filmmaking course with screen studies Professor Soren Sorensen. The course brings students with diverse backgrounds in the arts together to work collectively on a film project while studying theory and practice. This semester, the selected genre was film noir. The workshop gives students the chance to direct, produce, act, edit, and more.
Gyani Pradhan Wong Ah Sui ’24 directed and Emily Haithwaite ’23 produced “Long Play.” Teslote Debebe ’23 directed and Annie Lynch ’23 produced “Kill Your Babies.” In this episode of Challenge. Change., the four share the triumphs and challenges of creating their films.
“Communicating with eight people at once to ensure you’re all making the same film is what I feel the director’s role boils down to,” says Pradhan Wong Ah Sui. “It’s challenging, but also super fun and rewarding at the same time, especially when working with people I love.”