Filmmaking Camp Updates
June 22-26, 9am-5pm @ The Roxy Theater
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING CAMPS.
This summer, Montana Film Academy will put into practice the art of making a MINI MONSTER MOCKUMENTARY. During the week, students will devise, create, film and edit together a short film with award-winning Documentarian Eddie Roqueta (Silencing the Thunder), Special FX makeup artist Joe Sullivan, and local actors Lily Gladstone, Dan Molloy and Jeremy Sher.
Students will learn the process of creating a short film from pre to post-production as they create an entirely original film documenting (or, rather, mockumenting) a fantastical monster of their own creation. An original film will be written, shot, edited and screened during this week-long crash course in what it takes to make a movie.
Meet the Team
Eddie Roqueta – Wildlife Documentarian
Eddie Roqueta holds an MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University and a BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida. Roqueta is a National Geographic grant recipient, festival coordinator for the International Wildlife Film Festival, and an emerging documentary filmmaker. His debut short-film Silencing the Thunder has screened to great acclaim at numerous festivals including the 2015 Environmental Film Festival in DC, 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival, and 2015 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (just to name a few) and is the winner of the College Emmy Award. Silencing the Thunder is broadcast locally on MontanaPBS and was featured on National Geographic’s website.
Joe Sullivan – Special FX Makeup Artist
Joe Sullivan was born and raised in good ‘ol Butte, Montana. He graduated from MSU with his degree in Film in 2012, and since then has been doing his best to make a name for himself.
He’s always had an affinity for Special Effects Makeup, and has had the opportunity to showcase his skills on several shorts films, commercials, and the feature films Cowboys vs. Dinosaurs and Timber the Treasure Dog.
He likes cheeseburgers.
Lily Gladstone – Actress and Camp Coordinator
Lily Gladstone is an actress, theatrical artist, workshop facilitator and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with an Acting focus, as well as a minor in Native American Studies from the University of Montana. Since graduating, she has worked professionally on stages and screens around the United States.
A member of both Screen Actor’s Guild and Actor’s Equity Association, Lily is often away from Missoula, pretending to be someone else. She has nationally toured with The Montana Repertory Theatre, as well as the Seattle based company Living Voices.
Recently, she wrapped filming on Sony Pictures’s Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project, shot in Livingston, Montana alongside Laura Dern, Michelle Williams and Kristen Stewart. The film will be released in early 2016.
When she isn’t pretending to be someone else, she prefers to be in Missoula, teaching and facilitating fun things for kids to do.
Dan Molloy – Actor and Filmmaker
After graduating with a BA in Film/Television from MSU Bozeman in 2002, Daniel moved to Los Angeles working as an intern, script reader and assistant for Fox Studios, Davis Film works, Flower Films, Mindless Entertainment and the Gameshow Network.
Daniel came back to Missoula and got his MFA in filmmaking. His thesis film, Closed Door Open, was put on the honorable mention list at the SaMo Indie Film Festival in Santa Monica.
He is currently in Missoula freelance editing and gearing up production on his next short film Not Yet Traveled.
Jeremy Sher – Actor
Jeremy has co-founded several performance ensembles over the past 20 years in Barcelona, Seattle, Montana and France. He has performed and trained in disciplines from classical theatre to Japanese dance, often with multi-national casts.
In Missoula where he currently lives, he has performed with Montana Rep. In Chicago he worked at Writers Theatre (“Travels With My Aunt”), The Neo-Futurists (“Strange Interlude”), Next Theatre, Stage Left, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens, Redmoon Theater (After Dark Award: Outstanding Performance “Hunchback”), The Building Stage (After Dark Award: Outstanding Production “Dustbowl Gothic”). Regionally, he’s performed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre D.C., HotCity Theatre (St. Louis) and Annex Theatre (Seattle), among others. Off-Broadway: New Victory Theatre. He has created three original full-length productions and plans to continue this work going forward.