August 19, 2016

Two Trojans Bring Home Student Oscar Noms

Animation and Live Action Represented

Halima Lucas on the set of Amelia's Closet
The USC School of Cinematic Arts has a long history of success at the Student Academy Awards and 2016 is no exception with two nominations. Halima Lucas from the Production Division was nominated for, “Amelia’s Closet,” and Alicja Jasina from the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts was nominated for, “Once Upon a Line.”
“I was stunned and humbled. I couldn't wait to tell the team what we had accomplished,” said Lucas. “We made the film on God's grace and gaff tape. Truly it came together with a team of people who were passionate about the story and deeply committed to the project no matter what we were facing or resources we had.”
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Pengpeng Du, “Cage,” Pratt Institute
Aemilia Widodo, “Last Shot,”  Ringling College of Art and Design
Alicja Jasina, “Once Upon a Line,”  USC
Bob Yong and Kang Yung Ho, “The Controller,”  Ringling College of Art and Design
Carter Boyce, “Die Flucht ("The Escape"), DePaul University
Hannah Roman, “The Moon is Essentially Gray,”  School of Visual Arts
Echo Wu, “The Wishgranter,” Ringling College of Art and Design
David Henry Gerson, “All These Voices,” AFI 
Yvonne Ng, “Cloud Kumo,”  City College of New York
Kevin Rios, “Made of Sugar,”  NYU
Scott Thompson, “Nova Initia,” Art Institute of Colorado
Johnny Coffeen, “The Swan Girl,”  Maharishi University of Management
Daphne Matziaraki, “4.1 Miles,” UC Berkeley
Rongfei Guo, “Fairy Tales,” NYU
Elise Conklin, “FROM FLINT: Voices from a Poisoned City,”  Michigan State University
Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan-Webber, “Gardeners of the Forest,”  Chapman University
Caroline Cuny and Bryan Campbell, “Looking for Trouble,”  Wake Forest University
Max Good, “The Assassin and Mrs. Paine,” Stanford University
Melina Tupa, “The Search,”  UC Berkeley
Shahnawaz Zali, “100 Steps,”  Northwestern University
Halima Lucas, “Amelia’s Closet,” USC
Williams Naranjo, “A New Civilization,” NYU
Brian Robau, “It's Just a Gun,” Chapman University
Chloe Aktas, “Mutt,” NYU
Jimmy Keyrouz, “Nocturne in Black,”  Columbia University
Brenna Malloy, “Rocket,”  Chapman University
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