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Extraordinary Alumni

There’s a big advantage to being in small classes and collaborating on lots of projects with your professors and fellow students. You get to experience all aspects of film making, and find the niche that’s perfect for you. Many of our students have gone on pursue their interest in film through graduate study, through professional jobs within the film industry, or work as freelance film professionals and independent filmmakers. Here are several examples of Film Studies alums who are enjoying extraordinary success: 

Andrew Hodgdon ’12

"When I took photography, Photo 1 was all film. We were taught the basics of camera exposure and how the camera and lens work. We were then thrown into the darkroom to develop and print our photos. Being in the darkroom is like no other experience. You learn to be patient and you learn to be humble. … Being inside a small room with 10 other students forces you to connect and work off of each other in a way that is constructive and creative. My education as a photographer didn’t stop at Keene State College, I take those lessons with me everywhere I go."

Andrew Hodgdon 2012, Film Studies

Matt Newton ’97 (Director of the NH Film and TV Office for the NH Film Commission)
Jennifer Dunnington ’93 (motion picture music editor for Martin Scorcese - The Departed, Shutter Island, Hugo, Cosmopolis)

Joshua LeBlanc ’99 (editor for Steven Spielberg’s Centennial project, signed to exclusive First Look contract with New Line Cinemas)
Kevin Mercier ’04 (post production specialist No Providence, editor HGTV channel)
Kevin McCarthy ’11 (editor, ESPN)
Timothy Clark (finalist HBO’s Project Greenlight competition, production coordinator, camera NBC-TV’s Last Man Standing)
Christopher Ohlson (producer/director, founder of own production company in Austin, TX)

Jenny Plante ’09 (independent filmmaker, creating and screening films, graduate student at MFA program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design)

Justin LaLiberty ’10 (Projectionist at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY, and earned MA from Selznick School of Film Preservation at the University of Rochester)
Kevin Sweet ’09 (Digital media specialist at Documentary Educational Resources)

Patrick Ohala ’10 (recent graduate who has been in location department for several feature films)

Anna Land ’11 (Post-production supervisor at Departure Films in NYC)
Kevin Dynia ’11 (Teaching assistant at New York Film Academy, and event cinematographer at Steven Fowler Films)
Danielle Clarke (Production Crew, GrooveBoston)

Jesse Calderone ’11 (Videographer/Editor/Photographer at EAP Dance Photography and Video, Long Island, NY)
Tom Jorgensen ’13 (Writer at WGBH-Boston Channel 7)

Lindsay Taylor Jackson ’12 (Cinematographer on “The Address” at Florentine Films)

Sean Patrick Curley (Works at The Second City)

Aimee Athnos ’08 (Set Decoration, Sony Pictures)

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