WINS AGAIN – Southeastern Louisiana University photographer/ videographer
Claude Levet, center, holds a poster from the Crested Butte Reel Fest,
where "Wish," a short film shot by Levet, written by Alan Marsh, left,
and produced and directed by Martie Fellom, right, won a Silver Award,
its second film festival honor. Fellom is a member of the music and dramatic
arts faculty and coordinator of the dance program. Marsh is a former Southeastern
SOUTHEASTERN FILM "WISH" WINS AGAIN
HAMMOND -- "Wish," a short video produced by Southeastern Louisiana University dance coordinator Martie Fellom, has won another film fest honor.
The film, which was awarded a Gold (second place) Award at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival earlier this year, has now been honored with the Silver Award in the experimental films section of the fifth annual Crested Butte Reel Fest.
Receiving the award last month at the film festival in Crested Butte, Colo., were Fellom and Alan Marsh of Hammond, a former instructor with the Department of English and the Department of Teaching and Learning, who scripted the piece.
"Wish" is the story of a little girl's plans for her father's birthday. Shot in scenes tinted with cobalt blue, black and white, and full color, the video uses no words, employing only music and dance to convey its story.
"Wish" premiered during Fanfare 2001 as part of a multi-media performance that featured two live dance pieces also choreographed by Fellom.
The video, which runs slightly more than nine minutes, featured Marsh playing the role of the father; Erica Tricou, a young student at Southeastern Laboratory School; and Tricou's mother, Becky Wilson of Hammond, in the role of the mother.
"Wish" was shot by Claude Levet, staff photographer/videographer in Southeastern's Public Information Office, with video editing by James Devin Broome, a former member of the public information staff who now works for the University of Louisiana System. Music was provided by Conor McGibboney with Brandon Cubas serving as sound recording engineer.
The "Wish" creative team is now working on a second project, an approximately 30-minute film titled "Wild Kingdom," which will be shown during Fanfare 2002. The free showing of the film is scheduled for 7:30 pm, October 16, in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
"Wild Kingdom," Fellom said, is based on another story by Marsh about a junior high student who employs the camouflage techniques of wild animals to avoid being called on in class. In addition to Fellom, Marsh and Levet, Southeastern student Andrew Richmond of Hammond is also working on the project as video editor.