Student Filmmakers Association tackles big weekend

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The TCU Student Filmmakers Association (SFA) is embarking on a long few days of filming, with two projects needing to be completed this weekend.

SFA provides a more interactive environment that students may not get to actually experience in their classes.

Ana Castillejos, SFA co-president and director of one of the weekend’s projects, said SFA is a positive and creative learning environment that is always looking for a challenge.

“It’s proven to be a challenge to have two sets in one weekend since we’ve never done it before,” Castillejos said. “It’s also really exciting and it allows us to see everyone’s hard work and wonderful finished projects quicker.”

Castillejos is directing “Two of a Kind,” which is about the unlikely friendship that forms between a lonely, young man and the brainy young boy he is babysitting.

The other film, directed by theatre student Brooke Honcharik, is called “Shelved” and follows a young man and woman as they spend the night in an antique shop and try and figure out the status of their relationship by looking at their past.

Katie Drees, the other SFA co-president, said SFA allows for its members to gather experience on a film set to and add it to their resumes.

“A lot of people want to work professionally in the industry when they graduate,” Drees said. “SFA gives you the experience and the network to make that possible.”

With the organization gaining more and more accolades each semester, SFA gets the chance to let the industry know that TCU is a place where film is taken seriously and can be explored without boundaries, Drees said.

The completed films from last semester, and the trailers for the upcoming films, will premiere for TCU students on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium.

SFA meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. in Moudy North room 141.