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UNCG Alum Release Web Seriese

Highway 9 Pictures announces the launch of it’s first Web Series “The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros.” The show, created specifically for the Web by company founder Avi Glijansk and featuring Alumni Jefferson
Loftfield (DP), Erin Connarn (Script Supervisor) and Andy Wells (Producer) , spotlights love, life and godly intervention.

While it’s commonly believed that Cupid and Eros are two names for the same god, they are in fact colleagues, each the god of love in their respective pantheon. And while Cupid makes mortals fall for each other on a daily basis, he’s finding it tough to get a date–even with the help of his sexy co-worker Eros. The show follows the duo as they go about their job, all the while trying to figure out for themselves what this thing they create in the world really means, and how to find it when a heart tipped arrow just doesn’t seem to do the trick.

Based off the show’s pilot script, “The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros” was invited to be part of the inaugural Tisch Web Series Workshop sponsored by NYU, The Tich West Alumni Council, and the NYU alumni group Writers Lab West. Of the 10 projects selected to be part of the workshop, “The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros” was one of six that NYU chose to support after completion. Production began in February and the the first three episodes of the Series went live on April 23rd 2010 at www.cupidanderos.com as well as on NYU’s own Web Series Showcase site http://writerslabwest.org/webshowcase/. New content and bonus features continue to be added to www.cupidanderos.com and an additional 24 episodes are currently in development.

Sporting “…keen humor” (John Ott, Writer’s Lab West) “…good writing and impressive performances” (William D Colella, EGuiders.com), all of Cupid and Eros’ adventures are unapologetically romantic and full of comedy. Have
some laughs, feel the love and get tagged at http://www.cupidanderos.com


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May 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm

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MFA Student Achievements

Rick Dillwood’s short documentary, “How to Make a Heartbeat”, about a lesbian couple’s search for a sperm donor, has screened at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, the OUTrageous Santa Barbara  LGBTQ Film Festival, the Carrboro Film Festival, the ChathamArts Sustainable Cinema Series Student Showcase, and Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Legacy Film Festival, where it was awarded Runner Up in the Originality category. It will also be included this summer as part of Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized LGBT film exhibition event in the world.

The unusual story depicted in How to Make a Heartbeat also attracted the attention of columnist Doree Shafrir, who included it in her “10 Ways to Have a Baby” article for The Daily Beast .

Cagney Gentry’s film Sena’s Music was an Official Selection at Asheville International Film Festival.  His film Cowboy, Amen was an Official Selection at Athens International Film Festival (Ohio) And his screenplay “Harvest” was a Finalist Selection for Screenplay Competition at The Ivy Film Festival .

J. Scott Parker’s
practicum film New Beginnings was selected for one of this year’s Graduate Student Research Awards by UNCG’s Atlantic World Research Network.  His film tells the story of Esperance Munseki Biyama and her sons as they adjust to life in Greensboro, after living in a refugee camp in Benin for eight years.  The film is available for viewing on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HErLmLPVf8 .

Written by uncgmst

May 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm