Controlled Chaos film festival gives students a red carpet experience

The Western Carolina University School of Stage and Screen hosted an event for students to have their films screened during the ninth annual Controlled Chaos film festival on April 28. The event helps fund students producing their senior thesis films – 23 of which were viewed during the festival. Jesse Pigeon and Hayden McAteer have more: —- Related story: […]

How was senior thesis film “Creating Joseph” created?

Films aren’t easy things to make. According to the new program director for Film & Television production, Joshua Russell, films are a sophisticated, populist art for people and by people in their ways of telling a compelling visual story. Not everything in film makes it to their final cuts, and the Spring student thesis film “Creating […]

Behind the scenes: creating the senior thesis in a form of a movie

Story was co-written and produced with Gavin Stewart. Lights, camera, action! Every major at Western Carolina University has a way for seniors to leave their last mark with the university. For the Film and Television Production majors, it is a senior thesis film. This year, there are two separate films that have been written, produced, […]

“Chaos” brings the fun to Bardo

Glitz, glamour and good films filled the halls of Bardo Arts center as WCU’s Stage and Screen and Film and Television Production programs put on their 8-th annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival on Friday, April 29, 2016. The students at WCU outdid themselves this year with the quality and quantity of work that was presented. The […]

A night to dress up, relax and watch student made films

Students in the Stage and Screen Department at Western Carolina University are enjoying their time putting together films for their annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival. It will take place  at Bardo Performing Arts Center on April 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. It is a student produced event and sponsored by WCU and the Stage and Screen Department. […]

Controlled Chaos film festival

The 4th annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival was held at John Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Friday April 27. Controlled Chaos was created to allow the Motion Picture & Television Production Majors to showcase their talent. Each year roughly 20 films from different classes have been presented. The different films that are shown […]