Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

Last night's 45th Annual Athens International Film and Video Festival opened with a documentary double bill, Farmsteaders and The Last Honey Hunter. Both stories were about people who live their lives in rural spaces. Both show the physical and emotional struggle of making a living outside of the city.

M.F.A. Robert Kaithern directs his 2nd Year film "Calliope"

M.F.A. Robert Kaithern directs his 2nd Year film "Calliope"

Robert Kaithern, an Ohio University 2nd-Year MFA Film student, directs “Calliope”, the story of a struggling writer and his imagined muse. In the production of his film, Kaithern coordinated a wide variety of OU talent including students from the Film Division, Theater Division, and the School of Media Arts and Studies. The symbiotic collaboration between OU departments helps our film students to realize their artistic visions. 

COFFEE AND CINEMA<br><font size="5">INTERVIEW WITH 1ST YEAR MA FILM STUDIES STUDENT ERIN DRAKE</font>

COFFEE AND CINEMA
INTERVIEW WITH 1ST YEAR MA FILM STUDIES STUDENT ERIN DRAKE

Erin: Yeah, I’ve been exploring queer studies…sexuality studies…and 1970s cinema. When I first came here, I had to reevaluate what I liked and was interested in. I’ve always been interested in 1970s cinema and the representation of sex on film. Right now, for my Research Methods class, I’m doing a whole project on John Travolta within 70s cinema.

The Iranian Perspective

The Iranian Perspective

In the last few years, the Film Division has been graced by the presence of three talented filmmakers from Iran. We introduce them to you here in their own words.

The Art and Craft of Cinematography at the Ohio University Film Division

The Art and Craft of Cinematography at the Ohio University Film Division

No one person makes a film. At the Film Division, Program Director Steven Ross, a cinematographer by trade, places great importance on the process of collaboration. He wants his students to acquire technical expertise, artistic confidence, and an ability to work with others in the creation of art. Steve thinks that “part of the challenge for me… is training and developing able-bodied camera people who can handle the job.”

OU Film Division Alum Returns from Pakistan to Screen New Feature Film

OU Film Division Alum Returns from Pakistan to Screen New Feature Film

This fall the students at the Ohio University Film Division were treated to a special screening – a Pakistani musical romance, filmed both in New York and Pakistan, and populated with the biggest Pakistani screen stars speaking Urdu. The film, Dobara Phir Se, was written and produced by Bilal Sami; an alumnus of the Film Division, who received his Masters of Fine Arts in 2012.

“It’s an amazing experience,” says Bilal. “Steve, Tom, John, Rajko, David H., Shelly, [and] Jeannette meant a lot to me and seeing them again was amazing.”