Youth-Nex Project: Call for Interviewees!

Attention Charlottesville/Albemarle High School & College Students (Ages 14 – 21): Local nonprofit filmmaking center Light House Studio and the Youth-Nex Center at UVA are partnering to create short videos of students discussing issues faced...
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Behind the Scenes: Clark Elementary After School Film Club

Laughter and smiles filled Clark Elementary by students participating in the after school film club. The students worked together to create a film about friends who are competing to find out whose club is the best. The hallways and classrooms were transformed...
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Moonlight: A Success in Poetic Empathy

By: Nathan Ridings Moonlight follows Chiron, a young, black, and closeted gay man as he navigates three distinct periods in his life. These three stages occur when the character is approximately eight, fifteen, and twenty-five years old. Each stage of...
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The Time of the Social Thriller

The last person most people would expect to make a critically and commercially successful horror movie would be Jordan Peele. One half of the acclaimed sketch comedy duo Key & Peele, this January’s Get Out is the first film written and directed...
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Oscars: Wrap-Up

When I first started writing this blog in the fall, I mentioned that the thing most people dislike about the Academy Awards is how it seems like the winners are decided long before the ceremony actually happens. Back then there were multiple films that...
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Oscar Check In: Three Weeks To Go

The finish line is in sight. The Golden Globes and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are behind us and the Academy Awards will take place in just a couple of weeks on February 26th. They announced their nominations earlier this month and, I am proud to...
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Post Golden Globes Oscar Predictions

The Golden Globes are often seen as the more fun awards show, but essentially meaningless when it comes to predicting who will win at the Academy Awards. However, they can work to encourage an Academy member to pick up a screener that they have been ignoring...
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2017 Short Screenplay Call

SUBMIT A SCREENPLAY TO LIGHT HOUSE STUDIO’S 3rd ANNUAL SHORT SCREENPLAY CALL! Interested in screenwriting? Want to see your story ideas developed into a short film? Light House Studio is now accepting screenplay submissions from high school and college...
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Oscar Predictions: Best Picture

It has been exciting to have a year where no clear frontrunner has presented itself in the Oscar race. Birth of a Nation went down in a blaze of controversy and bad reviews. La La Land, often considered the frontrunner, failed to receive a SAG nomination...
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Oscar Predictions: Best Director

The best director race has been one of the more surprising categories to watch. Two of the frontrunners are relative newcomers and some directing veterans have had a harder time building momentum. After the last couple of years of Oscars, it’s good...
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