Dordt College News

Dordt studentsí film accepted to film festival

July 21, 2014

Brooklyn Shae, the short film created by five Dordt College students, has been accepted into the eighth annual Landlocked Film Festival. Screened in competition with other independent films from the United States and worldwide, the festival will be held in August 21 to 24, in Iowa City, Iowa.

The film’s creators include Kelley De Jong (Orange City, Iowa), Justin Gloudemans (Big Lake, Minnesota), Abby Louwerse (Orange City, Iowa), Andrew Miller (Joice, Iowa), and Tanner Brasser (Buena Vista, Colorado). Gloudemans is also the script writer.

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.

Landlocked Film Festival presents independent movies from around the world that range in genre from artsy experimentation, drama, comedy, documentary, music video, animation, and more. Landlocked also hosts workshops, panels, and filmmakers from around the world to work with one another and converse with audiences at their film screenings.

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.

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