Mach 15, 2010 / FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINSTON-SALEM – THE DEAD TOSSED WAVES, a book video trailer created by University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) students, is playing in theatres nationwide before screenings of ALICE IN WONDERLAND. The trailer also screened the weekend before ALICE’S opening, on March 5.
Random House Books commissioned School of Filmmaking students Nick Gonzalez (producer), Jordan Taratoot (director and editor) and Brighton Linge (cinematographer) to create the video for North Carolina author Carrie Ryan on the strength of their previous Book Video Award finalist work. Other UNCSA students involved were School of Design and Production student Tiffany Bolick (hair and make-up) and School of Drama students Taylor Aldrich and Zach Cook (featured cast).
THE DEAD TOSSED WAVES book video trailer can also be seen on author Carrie Ryan’s blog: http://carrie-me.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-york-times.html and on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVrPYBHycx4
The trailer for Ryan’s previous book, "The Forest of Hands and Teeth," was also created by UNCSA students for a previous book video contest.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of the Arts”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. Internationally renowned conductor John Mauceri has been chancellor of UNCSA since 2006. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.