Three films by students in the Department of Radio, Television and Film were shown at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival this spring.
Smokey Binion Jr., a handyman in Stinnett who transforms into Elvis Presley by night, is the subject of the documentary short Smokey, directed by master’s student Scott Thurman. A Tale for Shmuli, directed by master’s student Omar Milano (’06), tells the story of a couple diagnosed with breast cancer. The film was named Best Student Short at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton last fall.
And the 16-minute Vinyl, a Super 16 millimeter film created for UNT’s Advanced Film Production class last year, follows two country boys traveling into a city to pick up the newest Michael Jackson record. The film’s producer, Casey Barteau (’08), is an assistant production editor for a film production company in Flower Mound.