The Loyola Marymount University School of Film and
Television hosted its annual Film Outside the Frame film festival and awards
ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1.
The event, held at
the Daryl F. Zanuck Theater on the lot of 20th Century Fox, honored student
filmmakers and industry professionals for their dedication to the craft of
filmmaking and their support of social justice.
The 2009 student
honorees include Rachel Corrales, Best Sound Design; Andrew Freire, Best
Animation; Garrett Shannon, Panavision Cinematography Award; Mark Chaput,
Twentieth Century Fox Screenwriting Award and Best Comedy Screenwriting;
Leonard Menchiari, Best Documentary; and Darin Read, recipient of the Dreier
Family Editing Award, Best Film, and Best Director.
Sophomore Andrew Friere’s winning animated music video “In
My Head” was greatly influenced by Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.”
“It’s a simple philosophical concept,” Friere said, “But we
twisted it and adapted it to a modern setting. Our film is about the
destruction of a naive perception of reality, in light of truth. Truth may
sometimes be ugly, but we can either adapt, or live in a primitive state of
ignorance and denial.”
The project began as a group assignment. At the guidance of
his professor, Freire and his team decided to submit the film to the festival.
“We were completely ecstatic to find out we won. It’s an honor. It’s a huge
honor to screen along side these other amazing films,” Friere said.
Click here to watch the music video directed by Friere.
To learn more about Film Outside the Frame and its 2009
honorees, visit http://sftv.lmu.edu
Posted Oct. 5, 2009