|A still from Kenzie Gunn's A Paper Farm. It's one of the films that will be debuted at two upcoming film nights. |
The thesis films of three graduating NSCAD students will debut at an upcoming NSCAD screening.
“We always have such a diverse collection of films, from serious drama to romance and comedy,” says Sam Fisher, NSCAD film professor.
In A Paper Farm, Kenzie Gunn follows a young couple from the Facebook generation who buy acreage in the country, intent on creating a new online brand. But once on the farm, they can’t seem to do anything real. A multi-disciplined artist from Cape Breton, Kenzie arrived at NSCAD thinking he would pursue painting but discovered a passion for film instead.
Leah MacDonald, also from Cape Breton, touches on the sensitive subject of date rape in her film. Guys tells the story of Kyle, a university student, a womanizer and “bro” extraordinaire who must confront his destructive lifestyle when tasked to keep watch over his younger sister as she embarks on her first year of university.
Next up: romance. Shaoyi Rao, a transfer student from Saint Mary’s University originally from China, is hoping to break into the film festival circuit with his film, Coffee and Salt. It’s a love story between a young girl named Julie and Troy, a biker who is much older. When Troy is injured in a debilitating accident, they struggle to reconnect.
The creation of the thesis films was made possible through Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia’s Partnership in Training program.
Films made by NSCAD students in Film 1 and Film 2 classes will be shown on Monday, April 14, 6 p.m. at Park Lane. Along with the thesis films, film shorts by students in Film 3 will be screened on Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m. Donations at the door go to the department’s lens fund.
NSCAD’s film department recognizes the generous support of Cineplex Entertainment for the use of Park Lane Cinemas.