Hayley Foster (Animation – B.A. ’13) is off to a good start this summer. Her senior thesis film Yamashita earned several awards, including a bronze medal at the Student Academy Awards and will be airing on Fine Cut: KCET’s Annual Festival of Student Film on Monday, July 7, 2014.
The group’s collaborative chemistry was preordained. Whitmore, Jones and Gibbs have been working on each other’s projects since their days at LMU. “(Jones and Gibbs) were two guys whom I built strong creative relationships with back in college,” said Whitmore. “I met both of them at time when most young artists are still molding their creative ethos, and I think LMU provided the type of open and expressive environment that allowed for that sort of discovery.”
“The biggest challenge is the terrifying intimidation of being around such intelligent, successful and creative people all day. I always worry about doing something wrong but in the end I just work really hard and hope that everything goes smoothly. They haven’t kicked me out yet, so hopefully that means they like me,” said Ownbey.