Four students at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts have been nominated for the American Society of Cinematographers’ 2017 Student Heritage Awards Competition recognizing graduate, undergraduate and documentary student works. Cinematographers from ten different film schools were chosen and four out of the thirteen nominations were Chapman students, sustaining Dodge’s track record of ASC recognition that includes 13 nominations, 6 wins and two honorable mentions since 2007.
“These students are carrying on a proud tradition of Chapman cinematographers being recognized by the ASC,” says Dean Robert Bassett. “Congratulations also goes to our stellar cinematography faculty – including ASC cinematographers Bill Dill and Johnny Jensen – who play a major role in the ongoing success of our students in these prestigious awards.”
The Student Heritage and Student Documentary Awards are named this year in honor of ASC members Haskell Wexler and Andrew Lesnie. Many ASC student Heritage Award winners have gone on to have successful careers in filmmaking, and several have later been invited to be ASC members themselves. The winners will be revealed on October 14 at the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood.
The complete list of nominees is available on the ASC’s website.
The Dodge College nominees are:
- Andrew Lesnie Student Heritage Award – Graduate Category
o Justin Moore for James Joyce’s The Sisters
o Michael Phillips for Night Call
- Andrew Lesnie Student Heritage Award – Undergraduate Category
o Dillon McEvoy for G.R.E.T.A.
- Haskell Wexler Student Documentary Award
o Elijah Guess for Parched