This weekend the School of Theatre, Film & Television will host the 18th annual I Dream in Widescreen. The annual showcase of senior thesis films made by emerging filmmakers graduating from the School’s nationally ranked Film & Television program. The in-person event will once again take place at its traditional home, the Fox Tucson Theatre, on Saturday, May 6, at 7pm.
Filmmakers Hadas Bar, Myles Gordon, and Ryan Ramsey sat down with Mark McLemore, host of AZPM’s Arizona Spotlight to talk about their perspectives on cinematic storytelling.
My biggest inspiration for this film – films that are specifically dramas with really comedic aspects like Ladybird, and coming of age films,” said Hadas Bar about her film The Art of Leaving Home. “I was thinking that the best thing I can do is put myself in the movie, write what you know. I wrote about my family and my Jewish background, my culture, my community and I hoped that people relate to it in whatever way they can.”
“I knew I wanted to do a sports action film … when I was 12 years old, that’s when my older brother started training me on how to box and I pursued it throughout high school. As a filmmaker now I don’t know any sport as good as I know that … so I took it and ran.” said Myles Gordon of his film The Rematch. “Pretty much throughout the story we’re following the character who has to make a decision for himself, either deal with the trauma that he has gained from a previous loss or just leave behind his life in the ring.”
“I pretty much have always loved comedy films, that’s been one of my passions, I’ve always loved watching them, I love to giggle at something. But then I also like the seriousness of horror – I just think that the edge-of-your-seat thrill that you get from a horror film is something that’s unmatched.” said Ryan Ramsey when discussing his film Deserted. “I think I just wanted to combine both of those together to see if I could make a story that could work.”Listen to the Arizona Spotlight segment