Visual effects technologist and MA Filmmaking alumnus, Jonathan Erland, will be one of thirty-four recipients on Saturday, 10 February 2018 to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. Erland is set to receive the prestigious honour of the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette), presented to an indivuidual whose technical contributions have brought credit to the industry.
Today marks the start of Sundance 2018. The festival runs until the 28th of January and will feature many of 2018's most promising new films. This year there are four LFS alumni involved in the event.
(Film still from Hero MacKenzie's 'Release'. Director of Photography Arturo Vaquez)
(Film still from Emre Kayis' 'The Translator'. Director of Photography Nick Cooke)
Emre Kayis, the 2013 MA Filmmaking grad, and writer-director of 'The Translator', has been selected for the prestigious Jerusalum-based film lab. Sam Spiegel, which founded the film lab in 2011, has already produced such talents as Laslo Nemes ('Son of Saul') and Nadav Lapid ('The Kindergarten Teacher').