MSUM Graduates won big at the Wizard World Film Festival in Minneapolis, May 1-3. Andrew Neill, Marcus Mann and Eric Carlson (2010 Graduates) and their Two Jackets Productions film company won the “Spirit of Comic Con” award for their short film “Meanwhile, at the Citadel of Superheroes…,” a comedy about a young woman whose superhero job interview is interrupted by a supervillain’s attack. “Meanwhile” previously won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film and Best Heroine at the Z-Fest Film Festival. Two Jacket Productions’ film “You Only Die Once!” also played at the Wizard World Film Fest.
Conor Holt (2013 Graduate) won “Best Student Short Film” for his senior thesis film “A Better Life”, a science-fiction drama about a woman caring for her comatose husband with a remote control. “A Better Life” won Best in Show at the 2013 Spring Juried Film Exhibition at MSUM, and Best Editing/Effects at the St. Cloud Film Fest.
Neill, Mann and Carlson are living in Minneapolis, working on multiple projects and with several films on the festival circuit. Holt is living in Los Angeles, California, working freelance film gigs and submitting “A Better Life” to film festivals, including Sci-Fi London and the Boston Science-Fiction Film Festival.