USC School of Cinematic Arts Tag Archive

A Daughter Attempts to Restore Broken Familial Ties in Hannah Bang’s Coming of Age Drama ‘Soak’

Film Festival, Live Action

19th March, 2021

Hannah Bang discusses channelling the visual flourishes of Wong Kar-wai & Park Chan-wook into the subtle cinematic style of her family drama short 'Soak'.

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“Reality is Told Through Dream Imagery” Cassie Shao Discusses Her Grad Film ‘There Were Four of Us’


18th December, 2019

Director Cassie Shao explains how a three year old dream inspired her animated grad film 'There Were Four of Us'.

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Joshua Dawson Envisions the Digital Future of Chile’s Resource Striped Ghost Towns in Foreboding Short ‘Loa’s Promise’

Animation, Art & Fashion

19th April, 2019

Joshua Dawson tells DN how he used drone footage & 3D modelling to create a foreboding vision of Chile's resource striped ghost towns in 'Loa's Promise'.

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A Rural Woodworker Consumed by Grief Builds His Own Coffin in Sanford Jenkins Jr.’s USC Short ‘A Craftsman’

Live Action, Premiere

4th March, 2019

Sanford Jenkins Jr. joins DN for the premiere of his USC Diploma short 'A Craftsman', the story of a grief stricken widower who builds his own coffin.

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Jono Seneff Taps Into the Emotional Power of the Tesla Model 3 in Heartwarming Spec Commercial ‘Feel It’

Live Action

5th September, 2018

Jono Seneff tells DN how a dream and the experience of hearing loss inspired him to create emotionally resonating spec ad 'Feel It' for the Tesla Model 3.

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The Female Spirit Wins Out in Amanda Milius’ Post-Apocalyptic Western ‘The Lotus Gun’

Live Action

30th August, 2016

DN talks to Director Amanda Milius about morality and clashing cultures at the end of the world in her USC thesis film 'The Lotus Gun'.

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