Dordt College News

Student filmmakers win Award of Excellence

April 11, 2014

Five Dordt College digital media students have earned the Award of Excellence in the category of Student Production from the Iowa Motion Picture Association (IMPA).

The psychological thriller, “Brooklyn Shae,” tells the story of a college student stuck on campus alone during a break. A kidnapping frames the story about loneliness and how easily people seem to slip through the cracks.
“It shows the hurt and trauma that loneliness can create,” said the script writer and Dordt College senior, Justin Gloudemans, who says his own experiences contributed to creating the film’s theme.

The film’s creators are Kelley De Jong (Orange City, Iowa), Gloudemans (Big Lake, Minnesota), Abby Louwerse (Orange City, Iowa), Andrew Miller (Joice, Iowa), and Tanner Brasser (Buena Vista, Colorado).

Dordt College digital media production students consistently create memorable and quality films that have won awards, including the Award of Excellence by Videography Awards and Indie Fest, a Gold MarCom, a Silver Telly, and more. Learn more about Dordt College’s digital media program.

Founded in 1992, the IMPA is a professional association that promotes the talents and skills of Iowa filmmakers and provides support to students interested in careers in film and video production.

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