1st Edition: October

Fall 2018


The Reel is an expansion to our current non-existent blogging platform that will be done every month. We hope to keep our members updated with recaps and previews while also providing other type of entertainment like Spotify.

At the same time, we hope to bring you fresh and original content every week like quizzes, guides, reviews, and more interviews. In the meantime, enjoy our 1st edition! 👻


48 Hour Film Race Screening

Saturday, September 1

On Friday, August 24, Short Film Club hosted a dramatic race with over 90 participants competing that lasted for two days. With 15 teams, only 10 emerged to submit their final cut films. Here are the final winners:

  • Grand Jury Award Winner: Sons Of Pantera by No More Dead Cops

  • 2nd Place: The Fuck by Moist Milk

  • 3rd Place: Nothing Lasts by Rope Tree Productions

  • Best Acting: Connor Copeland in Sons of Pantera by No More Dead Cops

  • Best Cinematography: Sons of Pantera by No More Dead Cops

  • Best Use of Theme: Sons Of Pantera by No More Dead Cops

  • Best Use of Prop: My Wacky World by Single Parents

Pitch Day

Tuesday, September 11

In one of our most anticipated events of the semester, over 40 applicants pitched their film concepts in hopes it would be made in a Short Film Club Official. So, congratulations to the top four films elected to become Officials for the Fall of 2018:

  • Toxic by Coby Vadenberg

  • Darlin’ by Catherine Iler

  • A Mother’s Work Is Never Done by Masen Yaro

  • Singularity by Snow

The Officials

Tuesdays, September 18 & 25

Also, as every semester, it is tough to elect roles for each Official film. The club received a whopping number of over 100 applications that took five hours to assign the sets’ roles. Remember, if you did not get chosen, it is not the end of the universe. Email our Vice President, Monica Bartley, at sfc.independents@gmail.com to learn how to make your film a reality or to get on the member’s list to receive more set roles—it is completely worth the time and effort to reach out. Keep working hard!

Here are the Fall 2018 Officials with their titles, production dates, person who pitched the film, summaries, and their respecting crews.

Q&A with Chad Yaro

Tuesday, September 25

We were honored to have Production Designer, Chad Yaro, come to our General Meeting to speak more in-depth on his professional job, and he showed photographs to the club on the variety of sets he’s worked on such as My Chemical Romance, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder, Gwen Stefani, NFL, Disney, and much more.

Check out his website to get the complete resume, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Keep It Short: The Devil Has Blue Eyes

Wednesday, September 26

The Keep It Short crew interviewed Nicole Lefteau (Director), Shannon Quillman (Production Designer), and Jordan Wright (Director of Photography) on their film The Devil Has Blue Eyes, a horror short on the cycles of abuse lead by an all female film crew. Known leads include Carson Cobb and Devin Coghlan with supporting actress Emma Pritchett.

For their entire interview, click anywhere in this sentence to read. Estimated reading time is 10 minutes.


Q&A & Premiere with Dan Mirvish

Tuesday, October 16

Filmmaker, author, and co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival, Dan Mirvish, is coming to Denton to talk to Short Film Club about his road to the industry and answer your questions while also premiering his latest film “Bernard and Huey”.

Game Changers Fundraiser

Thursday, October 18

Come hang out with the crew at Game Changers to raise money for the club by simply having a blast there. There’s not much more to say about this other than how much of a stress-reliever we want this be, so don’t miss out and we hope to see your smiling faces there!

One Light Challenge

Friday, October 19

Contestants can only use one light to tell their short film for this challenge. Maximum run-time should be five minutes. Although you may use social media to upload your short film while labeling us, email at untshortfilmclub@gmail.com is much preferred. Make sure you participate in this contest for a chance to win an Amazon Gift Card!

Halloween General Meeting

Tuesday, October 30

It’s almost that time of year to get your spook on! So don’t forget to come prepared for a fun-filled Halloween-theme night, we hope to see everyone there! More details to come as the date nears.


Comments, Questions, or Suggestions

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Spotify Playlist

Finally, here is our October’s Spotify playlist brought to you by Short Film Club’s Official Chairs with 35 songs and over 2 hours of music. Enjoy!