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B&G Studios garners national attention for UNCG Media Studies

UNCG Film Studies majors David Stapp and Jesse Ashe, Class of 2013, founded B&G Studios out of mutual respect and a desire to simply make movies. Stapp and Ashe formed B&G Studios as a student collaborative and the upstart production company has produced seven award-winning films under its masthead.  A student-run production company, B&G’s filmmakers have garnered 14 awards and 17 clients to date.

Stapp’s film, “Relapse,” has been named a national finalist of Campus Movie Fest, the world’s largest student film festival. In June, Stapp, along with 20 of his B&G collaborators, will travel to Los Angeles for the national competition.

In 2011, both Stapp and Ashe had their films nominated at Campus Movie Fest. Stapp’s film, “Life After Death,” won Best Drama and Best Director, which sent him to the national competition in Los Angeles. Stapp finished in the top five in voting for Best Director and top 25 for Best Picture. 

Five B&G films have been nominated for awards this year — Relapse, Moon, Light, Jeff and Love Digital. There’s event the possibility one of B&G Studios films could screen at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Jesse Ashe’s “Love Digital” will screen on Wednesday, Feb. 20 during the 2013 Carolina Film & Video Festival. 

B&G Studios, which stands for Blue & Gold — UNCG’s school colors — has seen its ranks swell to 40 student filmmakers who all specialize in specific areas like cinematography, editing and sound design.

B&G Studios is currently in talks with the university to explore the possibility of offering internships to Media Studies majors as part of the department’s overall curriculum. In the meantime, Stapp and Ashe continue to hold weekly pitch sessions where student filmmakers bring their ideas to the table, as the awards continue to pile up for the student-run artist collaborative known as B&G Studios.

For the full story, visit: http://ure.uncg.edu/features/2013/02/15/filmmakers/


Written by uncgmst

February 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

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