Now in Production...
This Fall the UAF Department of Theatre & Film will be shooting "A Night for Conversation" written and directed by Kade Mendelowitz.
The Film and Production classes, with the support of the faculty, staff and shops (scene shop, costumes, FRAME) are producing this intimate short.
When Julia learns of a life-altering event, she decides it is time to confront her abusive husband.
Power of Words
Written by 'Wáats'adiyeí Yates. Directed by Maya Salganek.
What if we could say the right words at the right time, and save a life? “Power of Words” explores the ideas of childhood, memory, faith, and love to allow for healing and redemption. When Christopher and David’s mother spirals towards suicide after a long weekend of partying, only the power of words can save her from herself.
UAF Film and Performing Arts major, 'Wáats'adiyeí Joseph Yates from Craig, Alaska wrote the screenplay, “Power of Words” based on his own life.
Bodies of Water
Written by Adrina Knutson and Directed by Maya Salganek.
“Bodies of Water” is an exploration into loss, grief, guilt, and the confrontation of fear. The story follows Leona, a young woman who fails to prevent the drowning death of her sister, Willow. After running away from home, Leona is haunted by her developing fear of water. She becomes involved with a vaudevillian performance troupe, through which she confronts her darkest fears.
UAF Film Alumnae, Adrina Knutson, wrote the screenplay, “Bodies of Water” her final semester at UAF. Adrina’s was tragically killed in a car accident in Tanzania while working on a film project in 2012. Faculty, students, alumni, and Adrina’s family are collaborating to produce this film project in her memory.
Cast and Crew before the first shot of Bodies of Water film. September 2016.
Mining for Ruby (2014)
Jack (Daniel Ponickly) is a widowed "end-of-the-roader" struggling with his continued depression as he falls for Ruby (Antoinette Kalaj), a passionate environmental engineering grad student who is embroiled in a poisonous waste controversy that threatens to shut down the biggest industry in her state.
Directed by Zoe Quist for Film Reel Alaska Mentoring Experience (FRAME) 2013. Starring Misha Barton, Billy Zane, Daniel Ponickly, Antoinette Kalaj, Carrie Baker. Executive Producers Maya Salganek and William St. Pierre.
Produced as a part of the Film Reel Alaska Mentoring Experience (FRAME) film training program with UAF students on set under Keys as mentors.
If God sent an Angel to Earth, would you listen to what he had to say? That is the overarching premise of this season’s ambitious multimedia production of “The Messenger” by faculty professor Kade Mendelowitz.
After hearing reports of a self proclaimed Angel and Messenger of God, Michael is invited as a guest of America’s latest talk-show phenomenon: “The Jessie Show”. The host, Jessica Lamech, has been facing her own private crisis of faith when this unique opportunity presents itself. The network, recognizing the huge ratings potential of such an event, has heavily advertised a live prime-time special – and you will be surprised where the interview goes from there. Join us for this production of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Theatre & Film.
RURAL ALASKA HONORS INSTITUTE
30th year Anniversary
AlaskaLand: a feature film by Chinonye Chukwu
Chronic Town (2011)
Directed by Tom Hines. Written by UAF Alumnus Michael Kamskey. Co-Produced by UAF Film Program faculty member, Maya Salganek.
UAF film students worked on set with the Keys as mentors. Shot on-location in Fairbanks.
Available through Amazon on DVD.