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Origins of Moving Pictures and Project DU F.I.L.M. with Sheila Schroeder, Ph.D

In our first full-length episode, Ryan and Abby discuss the inception and purpose of Project DU F.I.L.M. with program founder Dr. Sheila Schroeder.

Dr. Sheila Schroeder is in her 22nd year as an Associate Professor of media, film and journalism studies at the University of Denver and has been making films for over 30 years. Her work spans all genres- documentary and narrative- and emphasizes LGBTQ+ representation and struggles.


Introducing Moving Pictures: The Project DU F.I.L.M. Podcast

Meet the people behind Moving Pictures: The Project DU F.I.L.M. Podcast and find out what this inclusivity in film podcast is all about.

Our topics of discussion include representation in film, how Project DU F.I.L.M. is trying to change the face of film, producing a short, and the importance of experiential learning. This podcast aims to discuss these broad ideas with other universities and therefore create more change in the industry through these connections.


Production Design with Angela Forster, Sami Lobato, and Sara Bacon-Maldano

Angela Forster was formerly part of the University of Denver as a member of the art department faculty where she helped develop programs including communication arts and visual communication theory studies.

Sami Lobato and Sara Bacon-Maldano are production design assistants from past Project DU FILM productions, Scary Lucy and Happy F*ing Valentine’s Day

Women in Film: Lauren DeCarvalho, Ph.D

Dr. Lauren DeCarvalho, one of the University of Denver’s highly-esteemed film and media professors, received her Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Penn State. She is an assistant professor at the University of Denver where she teaches film theory, experimental film production, women in film, and many other film and media-oriented classes. Her research focuses on the social constructions of gender and its intersection with other identities within media and popular culture.

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Cinematography with Frazier Lockhart

Frazier has been the cinematographer for all Project DU FILM projects, including our upcoming short, Hunting Season and arguably brings the most experience of anyone to the set. Since graduation in 2011, Frazier has truly established himself in the film industry, having traveled around the world working in film production for several companies and organizations. Last year, Frazier received the Alumni Achievement Award for his work with Project DU FILM and more recently wrapped filming on a feature in Atlanta.

Casting for Film with Oanh Le, Emily Goldberg, and Ronnie Cheng

Oanh Le Diaz, is the current casting director and producer for Hunting Season. As an artist from a young age, Oanh’s creative eye has enhanced her years of work in graphic design leading her to specialize in marketing and design where she has created ads for various industries from finance to outdoor recreation. She is a dedicated producer and distributes as many captivating stories as she can.  Inspired by the emotional storytelling by her favorite brands and networks, her most notable work has been with Superlative Films where she helped craft the social media and digital marketing campaign for the theatrical release of the critically-acclaimed Sundance film, COLUMBUS. Currently, she manages a video production company called ‘Wander’ focusing on short branded documentaries. 

Emily Goldberg and Ronnie Cheng are both students at the University of Denver and members of Project DU F.I.L.M.

Women in Film: Screenwriting with Sheryl Glubok and Kathryn Gould

Kathryn Gould is the founding president and current vice president of Women in Film and Media Colorado. Gould is both a writer and an actor, with many local and national credits, including being on the CW network. She is now working with Rumblepack Creative Group, where Apartment 212, a screenplay she co-wrote, was released in 2018 and is currently available on Amazon Prime.

Sheryl is a writer, director, and producer here in Denver. Glubok found her passion for film while studying abroad at FAMU in Prague, and since then has received her MFA in fiction and has made three short films in the past five years. She is currently working on her first feature Welcome to the Fishbowl which is scheduled to shoot in late 2020 here in Colorado.

The Director Perspective with Marteene and Jeremy

Ryan and Abby are joined by Dr. Sheila Schroeder, along with Jeremy Dehn and Marteene Le Diaz to explore the history and accomplishments of Project DU F.I.L.M. Apart from being the directors of the past two Project DU F.I.L.M. shorts, both Marteene and Jeremy are established in the film industry and, each in their own way, changing the face of filmmaking.

Marteene Le Diaz came to DU as a graduate student where she worked as a production assistant for Happy F-ing Valentines Day, where she was mentored by Dehn. The next year, she was the director of Scary Lucy. She now works at BluPrint which is part of NBC Universal.

Jeremy Dehn was an MA student at DU and received his MFA at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the first director and editor for Project DU F.I.L.M. for Happy F-ing Valentines Day and now has a new feature film in the works.