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Take Three Film Festival

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Take Three Film Festival

The LSU Film Committee in conjunction with the LSU School of Theatre and the LSU Student Government will be hosting the Take 3 Film Festival, the third annual Take Film Festival in the historic Shaver Theatre on April 30th, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

The Take 3 Film Festival exists to promote and celebrate the films of all LSU undergraduate/graduate students and alumni. The only eligibility requirements are that you are or were an LSU student, and have completed a film in 2016 or 2017 that is between 30 seconds and 12 minutes in length. The festival judges will award best Directing, Cinematography, Actress/Actor, Editor, and Writer, as well as an overall Audience award winner and Best Alumni Film.

In addition to the film showcase, several workshops are also on tap for Sunday.  The schedule is as follows:

10:30 – 12:00 – Joe Chrest acting workshop – Room 135

12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch break

12:45 – 2:00 – Jillian Hall Producing/Women in Film talkback – Room 103

2:00 – 2:30 – Break

2:30 – 4:00 – Matt Bell Production workshop – Room 181

6:30 – Lobby doors open

7:30 – Film Festival Begins

Films that have been nominated to compete:

Kill Buddies – A serial killer realizes that relationships, even ones based on murder, aren’t for everyone.

Director: Nathan Hall

Producer Delta Rouge Films


Old Bones – Claire’s obsession with her inherited fine china forces her to decide between ignorance or acceptance.

Director: Courtney Ryals

Producer: Courtney Ryals / Brandon Bruno


Artistry – Various art forms inspire four young adults to create something of their own.

Director: Drew Wallace

Producer: Drew Wallace

Music: JFKPSA by Kid Cudi


Welcome, Omega – A GPS becomes self-aware and guides its owner to her final destination.

Director: Nathan Hall

Producer: Brandon Bruno


Rolling Over – A man’s consciousness revisits significant locations from his newly ended relationship.

Director: Michael Prince-Bouton

Producer: John Shaw


Povasticle – A girl gets curious when she realizes she is not alone.

Director: Cole Thomas Barranco

Producer: Cole Thomas Barranco


Group Project – A documentary about collaboration in the Theatre department at LSU.

Director: Darrell Forest

Producer: John-David Brumfield


Chef’s Special – Two young men confront their sexuality while waiting for dinner.

Director: Nathan Hall

Producer: Cole Thomas Barranco / Nathan Hall


Whiskey Gun and Death – A bounty hunter recalls the events leading to his capture.

Director: Cole Thomas Barranco

Producer: Blaine Boudreaux / Bert Adams


RBDK – Three girls are being stalked by the Rubber Ducky Killer. Will they realize before it’s too late?

Director: Tori Briggs

Producer: Joe Carleton


Kaleidoscope – A shy young boy attempts to escape the sad realities of his life through a homemade kaleidoscope.

Director: Nathan Hall

Producer: Nathan Hall


Purple Shoes – Due to a mistake, an unfortunate bystander becomes the leading agent of a top secret mission.

Director: Michael Prince-Bouton

Producer: THTR 3900


Poltergeist Remix – A music video that touches on drug abuse and personality issues.

Director: Tori Briggs

Producer: Tori Briggs

Music: EthniKids and Ben Yang


Brotherly Love – Two long-lost brothers meet for the first time.

Director: Cole Thomas Barranco

Producer: Cole Thomas Barranco


Alumni Competition


Strange Fruit – A young African-American girl faces the truth that black lives like hers are a target in a failed system.

Director: Jalea Jackson (2016)

Producer: Jalea Jackson / Anjola Coker


Kevin Gets Stuck in a Tree – With the help of a stranger, an anxious woman tries to climb out of a tree.

Director: Rachel Paternostro (2014)

Producer: Rachel Paternostro


Backtrack Vodka – A hopeless romantic is introduced to time-traveling liquor, escalating his chances and his inebriation.

Director: Brandon Bruno (2016) / Jason Lockhart

Producer: Johnny Ballance