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Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Jacob Falberg (left), Will Wisnieski, Stefan Linhares, Tyler Mashkoori, and Nick Pucci (right) started EmDocs to combine journalism and film. Photo by Cassandra Martinez.

Emerson Documentaries to discover ‘Hidden Gems’

By Ian Sloan
April 17, 2018

When sophomore Jacob Falberg realized that no organization on campus focused on documentary filmmaking, he decided to start Emerson Documentaries. “If you check all of the crew call posters that are...

Andy Laubs documentary Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys won at the 2017 Miami Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Andy Laub.

Miami Film Festival winner documents life as it happens

By Ian Sloan
March 29, 2018

After hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2011, Andy Laub ‘09 knew he wanted to show others the beauty that he saw in nature. He has created feature-film documentaries of countless trails, national parks,...

After ELA, Ellory Smith created a comedy show to benefit local charities.
Courtesy of Ellory Smith

“Funnilingus” combines comedy and awareness in Hollywood

By Ian Sloan
January 18, 2018

When visual and media arts major Ellory Smith decided to stay in Los Angeles after attending ELA senior year, she wanted to take on the lack of diversity in her field while landing punch lines. So, Smith...

Artful Comics’ executive board includes Gabriella Saavedra, Nic Sugrue, Bia Bauzys, and Rachael Marks.
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Students lead comic book club’s comeback

By Ian Sloan
October 25, 2017

After a two-year hiatus, Artful Comics’ print publication is making a comeback. The organization’s executive board, headed by president Rachael Marks, is reviving the organization this semester. “We...

Writer-director Jim Cummings stars as police officer Jimmy Arnaud in his award-winning short film Thunder Road. He raised funds on Kickstarter to turn it into a feature film of the same name.
Courtesy of Jim Cummings

Alum’s Sundance short to become feature film

By Ian Sloan
September 27, 2017

Jim Cummings’ ‘09 Thunder Road began as lines of dialogue recorded on the Voice Memos app during his daily commute. Last year, it won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival, and...

Casey Piscura is a documentary subject and a seedsman for Wild Mountain Seeds.
Courtesy of Tomas Zuccareno

Alumna’s documentary supports local food

By Ian Sloan
September 20, 2017

Bite into an apple from the closest grocery store and it has probably travelled hundreds of miles in the days since it was picked. Haley Thompson ‘04 believes food can be grown much closer to home. Last...

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