Join us for an Evening of Cinema!
Sensoria and Independent Movie Cinema (IMC)LLC present: CPCC’s 9th Annual Digital Film People affair.
FREE and open to the PUBLIC, Digital Film People is North Carolina’s primary bridge between local talent and Film industry professionals. Prepare to be inspired, motivated and connected with short films made by Charlotte area filmmakers and CPCC students. Learn from the best with a panel of speakers ready to answer your questions!
It is an honor to announce 2015’s Special Guest, Director Noah Hutton.
This year’s panel will also include , Visual Effects Supervisor, Eric Ho, Director for 100 Words Film Festival, Scott Galloway and David Auger, CEO of MI-Connection.
Visit CPCC’s Halton Theater (Overcash Building) for an evening of fun!!
Add Digital Film People to your calendar TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015, 7:30PM and watch film, Charlotte style!
Emanuel Noah Hutton is director of 2009’s Oxford Film Festival winning documentary, “Crude Independence.” The SXSW debut examined the oil industry’s transplant in the United States heartland. His 2014 film, “Deep Time,” is a follow-up to “Crude Independence” and graced the screens of this year’s SXSW Film Festival!
Hutton’s other works include: “King for Two Days” a portrait of Legendary Drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus), and a plethora of music videos and art curations. He has currently dedicated himself to “The Blue Brain Project.” This 15 year longitudinal project on the Human Brain takes him on location to Geneva, Switzerland. Hutton also acts as Creative Director of New York Production House Couple 3 Films.
Hutton was born in Los Angeles, California, to actors Timothy Hutton and Debra Winger. He graduated from Wesleyan University, where he studied Art History and Neuroscience. He hopes to one day to write and direct a narrative screenplay.
David Auger is the successful Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Auger Media Group, LLC., and CEO for Mi-Connection cable and internet network.
After graduating from Michigan Technological University in 1977, Auger worked his way up in his career with Warner Amex Cable, where he began working various marketing jobs, including Director of Marketing and Vice President of Marketing. He also worked as a publisher for The Los Angeles Daily News. Eventually, he became employed by Time Warner Cable as the Vice President/General Manager, and later promoted to Division President.
For his many endeavors, he managed to build a very positive reputation through his financial and marketing accomplishments. He left Time Warner Cable in 2006 and began his own consulting and investing firm, called Auger Media Group, LLC.
He was later employed by Mi- Connection, a cable and telecommunication system offering Cable TV, High-Speed Internet and Phone. Auger was hired to advise the company’s transition in becoming locally owned, serving Morrisville, Davidson, and Cornelius, North Carolina. Soon after, he was announced CEO.
Eric K Ho is a Visual Effects (VFX) Artist with training as a 3D Generalist from The DAVE School (Digital Animation and Visual Effects) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with double majors in Finance and Marketing, from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
His VFX work can be seen in NASCAR commercials and in the films Expendables 3 and Glory Days. Ho has taken his keen eye for art, desire to create, and technical expertise in VFX to create the perfect combinations of all elements.
For more information and examples of his work go to ekho3d.com
Scott Galloway is Owner of SUSIE Film Company, creator of the 100 Word Film Festival, Co-Owner of Tentmaker Entertainment, Executive Producer of Scripps Production and writer & producer of Cintel Production.
Galloway’s passion for storytelling brought him to the film industry, upon graduating from college in Tennessee as a History Major. With much ambition and hard work, Scott fulfilled a dream becoming a screen-writer for film company E.W. Scripps. Employment for Scripps assisted him in building skills in various behind the scenes positions and development of a loyal cliental base.
He moved to Charlotte and formed Telemaker Company with colleague, Cecil Stokes. He then went on to create SUSIE Film Company, which he named after his mother. Galloway has produced over 650 television programs with SUSIE Films, collaborating with ABC, Travel Channel, Food Network, and many more popular networks.
Understanding the needs of up and coming filmmakers, Scott created the 100 Words Film Festival. This festival allows aspiring filmmakers to showcase their work and gain recognition. It also attracts the possibility of further work in the film industry. 100 Words was created for filmmakers to tell a story without relying so heavily on the spoken word.
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Comes to Charlotte at CPCC’s Ninth Annual Digital Film People
A unique, one-night event, Digital Film People serves as North Carolina’s bridge between aspiring filmmakers and industry professionals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – CPCC film students and faculty members will roll out the red carpet Tuesday, April 14, hosting elite film and entertainment industry leaders at the school’s ninth annual Digital Film People event as part of a week-long celebration of the arts.
Keynote speaker Noah Hutton will headline Digital Film People during this year’s Sensoria arts festival at CPCC. Hutton, a director and son of Academy Award-winning actor Timothy Hutton and Academy Award-nominated actress Debra Winger, is expected to discuss the current state of the film industry with an expert panel.
Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Ho, who has worked on NASCAR commercials and on the films “The Expendables 3” and “Glory Days” and Scott Galloway, owner of Charlotte’s Susie Film Company will join Hutton. Galloway produces the Queen City’s “100 Words Film Festival.” Rounding out the panel will be media and marketing mogul, David Auger, CEO of MI-Connection, cable and internet network. As the former Division President of Time Warner Cable and successful owner of consulting and investing firm, Auger Media Group, LLC, Auger will impart his marketing and media expertise with the audience.
Special presentations from the panel will be interspersed by a variety of films produced by CPCC film students, creating an evening of entertainment and instruction. Members of the panel will be available for a Q&A session directly following the program.
Digital Film People represents a unique opportunity for film students to apply their skills, as they participate in the orchestration of the show. Students have helped plan and produce the event, serving as camera operators, stage assistants and more.
“What makes our film curriculum unique is that we provide a powerful combination of classroom instruction and practical experience,” said George M. Cochran, Founding Director of the CPCC Film and Video Program and owner of Cochran Enterprises. “This semester’s film students have not only worked on their individual projects, but are also actively involved in the Digital Film People event, giving them valuable experience in the production of a live show.”
Cochran, who has enjoyed a successful career in advertising, creating iconic commercial images for brands including Stouffer’s Food, Max Factor and Sony has a program that airs on channel 21 as a venue for student film production. At the helm of CPCC’s film program alongside Cochran is Chris Pittman, the Digital Arts Learning Resources Specialist. Pittman has worked as a producer, director and editor in commercial, corporate, television and film production for more than a decade, collaborating with networks including MTV, VH1, CNN and CMT.
“Film has practical application beyond entertainment,” said Cochran. “Through our film curriculum, we are dedicated to giving students the resources and experience they need to be successful professionals.”
Digital Film People begins at 7:30 p.m. An art show precedes the program from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the Lobby of the Halton Theater located at 1206 Elizabeth Ave. A portion of the proceeds are donated to Sensoria. Admission is free and there is no registration required.
To schedule a media visit, please contact Michelle Guinyard at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about CPCC’s Film Curriculum please visit: www.cpcc.edu.
CREW LIST FOR 9TH ANNUAL DIGITAL FILM PEOPLE
PUBLIC RELATIONS &
TECHNICIANS & ENGINEERS
BRIAN KRAUS (LEAD TECHNICIAN)
CHRISTOPHER BALL (ARCHIVES)
HO YANG- (LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER)
BRANDON GEISLER – INTERVIEWS
CHRIS BALL (ARCHIVES)
NICHOLAS PEAY (HALTON)
AMBER SMITH (RECEPTION)
LAURA JADE GROSS
GEORGE HAMILTON (LEAD)
CURTIS TANNER (REGISTRATION)
NOAH GORDON-STAGE MANAGER
MICHAEL HAYNES- STAGE/LOBBY MANAGER
TRISTON DUNN-CONTACT MANAGER
ASSISTANCE OF STEPHEN AND BOBBIE OF HALTON THEATER
MICHELLE GUINYARD DIRECTOR
RACHEL PELTIER NOAH HUTTON
DESIREE LONG DAVID AUGER
LAURA GROSS SCOTT GALLOWAY
MICHAEL WARNER ERIC K. HO
LAURA PERRY-LOBBY MANAGER
MICHAEL HAYES – LOBBY MANAGER
3 ESCORTS PROVIDED BY HALTON THEATER