Kyle Laffey (Production – B.A. ’14), who took his 300 senior thesis film to the 2014 Court Métrage–otherwise known as the Cannes Short Film Corner, now has a chance to show the rest of the world his talent. Laffey’s film Fairytale was picked up by Indieflix for a distribution deal on several online platforms including Hulu, Xbox, iTunes, Amazon, and more! The cast/crew were almost entirely LMU SFTV students, some of whom are still in school. Written by Justin Small (Screenwriting – B.A. ‘14), Fairytale tells the story of two medieval knights who engage in an epic sword battle for the beautiful princess Priscilla, but all is not as it seems in their magic world.
Other SFTV crew members included: Michael De La Torre (Production – B.A. ‘14), Arden Tse (Production – B.A. ‘13) and Siena Oberman (Production – B.A. ‘16, Business Management – B.S. ’16).
Congratulations to everyone involved!
As the year draws to a close, we invite you to take a quick look back at highlights from SFTV’s 2014 Film Outside the Frame Awards held at Paramount Pictures on Saturday, September 27. This year marked the tenth anniversary of our student awards ceremony where we celebrated the best student films (as decided by an industry jury) and honored Melissa Blake (Screenwriting – B.A. ’95) with this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Many of this year’s winners and nominees are already getting noticed by industry professionals and festival programmers. Congrats to our students, faculty and alumni!