Filmmaking Alumni Stories - UNCSA

Alumni Stories

Alumni Stories

From the small screen to the silver screen, our alumni do amazing things. In fact, nothing reflects on the School of Filmmaking's caliber of training better than the achievements of our graduates.

Filmmaking alum can be found behind the camera – and in front of it – in major motion pictures, on television series and beyond. Productions with the names of former UNCSA students in the credits include "Pineapple Express", "Your Highness", "Eastbound and Down", "Despicable Me", "Under The Dome", "Seeking A Friend For The End of the World", "Our Brand Is Crisis", "I'll See You In My Dreams" and many, many, many others.

Recent Featured Stories
Tapley and Rogen
Film alumnus reigns in Variety's Playback podcast

Kristopher Tapley (Filmmaking '04) has been making waves in the world of film awards coverage for years and now as Variety's Awards Editor. His new Playback podcast features interviews and shoptalk with some of Hollywood's brightest stars.

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Krochmal Tout
Filmmaking alumnus forges a trail with set design work on "Vacation," "Dirty Grandpa"

Nathan Krochmal is blazing a trail through the professional film world in a place that's known to some as the "Wild West" of filmmaking. No, it's not Los Angeles or New York - it's Atlanta - and for the talented 2014 UNCSA graduate, it's a land of opportunity.

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Rebecca Green
Rebecca Green finds success as a producer at Sundance with two 2015 films

Growing up, never did Rebecca Green ('01) once think of herself as becoming a Film Producer, and most certainly not one with films premiering at world-renowned film festivals.

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Brett Haley
Writer and director Brett Haley creates a hit film with 'I'll See You In My Dreams'

Brett Haley ('05) wrote and directed "I'll See You In My Dreams" starring Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott and Rhea Perlman, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Martha Stephens
Producer Martha Stephens' film 'Land Ho!' earns a Film Independent Spirit Award

While she may not be your typical girl next door, to those in her small Kentucky town she fits right in. Maybe a bit quirky, somewhat reserved, she is extremely humble and down-to-earth, with not a pretentious bone in her body.

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Jeff Nichols
Box office and critical acclaim propel independent filmmaker Jeff Nichols to success

If Jeff Nichols ('01) wasn't so busy making movies, he could write a textbook on how to forge a wildly successful independent film career from scratch.

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