Tyler Riscoe has the distinction of entering Mason Gross as an award-winning filmmaker. “I love that with each step I feel more confident in my ability,” says Riscoe, one of more than 13,400 first-year and transfer students arriving at Rutgers University this fall....
Introduced at the start of the fall 2022 semester, “Interplay” is designed to bring all five departments together to focus on the themes of play, experimentation, and exploration.
Recent BFA Filmmaking alum Sam Spencer’s short autobiographical documentary film We Are Suns has been selected for screening at the Montclair Film Festival on October 25. The film follows Spencer and a fellow MGSA student cross-country. Spencer, who hasn’t seen his father in years, sets off on this road trip to find him. He and his best friend grapple with what it means to love a father and to lose him.
“Exploring human stories against the backdrop of science has consistently reminded me of the value in leaving my intellectual, artistic, and narrative comfort zones to put my mind in the most personally unlikely places.” Shawn Snyder is an assistant...
Shaniyah Bernabela has been leading a double life for the last five years as a National Guard reservist working toward her BFA in filmmaking from Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Utuqaq, a production of the Rutgers Documentary Film Lab in collaboration with the Rutgers Department of Geography, will premiere at multiple film festivals this fall, including the Camden International Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, and Jihlava International...
Meet filmmaking student Kirsten Pasewaldt who felt pressure to pursue a more-practical path, and inched her way from a major in communications, to a major in cinema studies, and, eventually, to the BFA in Filmmaking program at Mason Gross.
The Dance & Parkinson’s program at Mason Gross, uses music and movement to empower them. And a new film from the school’s Documentary Film Lab captures just how moving, and joyful, that process can be.
Filmmaking faculty member Danielle Lessovitz is a San Francisco-born writer/director in film and advertising. In 2019, Lessovitz premiered her film Port Authority at the Cannes Film Festival.
Graduating Filmmaking BFA and Honors College student Charles de Agustin recently shared a bit about his filmmaking experiences over the summer, which included a trip to the Cannes and Telluride Film Festivals and a film internship.