Visiting Artists

The Film Program at UCA hosts a number of filmmakers and industry professionals each year, from up and coming directors like Elizabeth Wood and Rebecca Thomas to established filmmakers like David Gordon Green and documentarian Albert Maysles to industry professionals like stuntwoman Monica Staggs.  They conduct workshops with students, screen their latest films, and conduct Q&A sessions about their work.

Previous visitors include:


2015-2016

Elizabeth Wood

Filmmaker

Elizabeth Wood is the  writer and director of White Girl, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.


2014-2015

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Rebecca Thomas

Filmmaker

Rebecca Thomas is a writer and director best known for her film Electrick Children which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and South by Southwest (2012).

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Casey Coleman and Nathan Harrison

Producers

Coleman and Harrison are film producers best known for their work on the Academy Award nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012).

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Andrea Kalin and Mouaz Moustafa

Filmmakers/Activists

Kalin and Moustafa are documentary filmmakers and political activists who worked on the documentary Red Lines (2014), about the 2011 Syrian crisis.


2013-2014

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Eric England

Filmmaker

Enlgand is an Arkansas based writer and director with credits that include Madison County (2011), Contracted (2013), and Get the Girl (2016).


2012-2013

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Michael Stephenson

Filmmaker/Actor

Stephenson is best known for his roles in the film Troll 2 (1990), as well as the subsequent making-of documentary Best Worst Movie (2009), and the documentary American Scream (2012). 

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Christof Putzel

Journalist

Putzel is an American journalist and documentary filmmaker known for his award winning documentary short Left Behind (2002), about the AIDS orphans in Kenya, as well as his correspondence work for Al Jazeera America, Vanguard, and Current TV.

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Brent and Craig Renaud

Filmmakers

Brothers Brent and Craig Renaud are both Arkansas based documentary filmmakers who have worked on projects for HBO and Vice News including Dope Sick Love (2005), Shelter (2015), and Peabody award winning documentary series Last Chance High (2014-2015). They also founded the Little Rock Film Festival in 2005.

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Sara Nesson

Filmmaker

Sara is a documentary filmmaker best known for her Academy Award nominated short Poster Girl (2011).

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Robert Walden

Actor

With over 45 years of experience as a film and television actor, Robert is best known for his roles in All the President’s Men (1976), Lou Grant (1977-1982), and Happily Divorced (2011-2013).


2011-2012

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Evan Glodell 

Filmmaker

Evan is an independent filmmaker who has worked as a writer, director, and cinematographer on several films, including his critically acclaimed experimental film Bellflower (2011).

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Monica Staggs

Stuntwoman

Monica has done professional stunt work for over 90 films and television series including Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), and True Blood (2011-2012).

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Taylor Feltner

Producer

Taylor is a television and film producer with credits that include The Book of Caleb (2008), Just Like Us (2010), and Too Late (2015).


2010-2011

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Sam Green

Filmmaker

Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker who directed the Oscar nominated film The Weather Underground (2002), about the radical political activist group of the 1970s.

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Spike Lee

Filmmaker

Spike Lee is a renowned award winning writer, director and documentary filmmaker with esteemed titles that include Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992), and When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006).


2009-2010

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Mike Brune 

Actor/Director

Mike Brune has worked on several films as an assistant director, director, and actor with credits that include Blood Car (2007), Drinking Buddies (2013), and Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell (2015). 

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Robert Kenner

Filmmaker

Kenner is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker who has worked for National Geographic and PBS, but is best known for his political documentaries Food, Inc. (2008), and Merchants of Doubt (2014).

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Ivan Rogers

Actor/Director

Rogers was a character actor and director on such films as Forgive Me Father (2001) and The Payback Man (2010).


2008-2009

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Albert Maysles

Filmmaker

Maysles was a legendary and award winning documentary filmmaker with credits that include Gimme Shelter (1970), Grey Gardens (1975), When We Were Kings (1996), and Iris (2014).

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Brent Renaud

Filmmaker

Brent Renaud is an Arkansas native and award winning documentary filmmaker whose work has taken him all over the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, Mexico, and Egypt. Some of his films include Dope Sick Love (2005), Off to War (2005), Haiti Hospital (2010), and Shelter (2015).


2007-2008

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Alloy Orchestra

Alloy Orchestra is a three-man musical ensemble that performs live eclectic accompaniments and soundtracks to classic films of the silent era.


2006-2007
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Long Cheng

Editor

Long Cheng is a film editor with a who has worked on such acclaimed films as House of Flying Daggers (2004), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), and To Each His Own Cinema (2007).

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Jing Tao

Sound Designer

Tao is an award winning sound designer whose most notable work includes Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), and The Flowers of War (2011).

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Harry Cheney

Sound Designer

Harry Cheney is a Hollywood veteran sound designer with dozens of credits as a sound and foley mixer, including such films as Legends of the Fall (1994), American Pie (1999), and 2 Guns (2013).


2005-2006
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Ly Bolia

Cinematographer

Ly Bolia is a cinematographer and camera operator who has many short film and feature credits to his resume.

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Jeff Seckendorf

Cinematographer

Jeff Seckendorf is a cinematographer known for Judy Berlin (1999), Finding Home (2003), and The Crux (2004).


2004-2005

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David Gordon Green

Filmmaker

Arkansas native Indie-sensation turned Hollywood filmmaker David Gordon Green is responsible for such films as All the Real Girls (2003) Pineapple Express (2008), and Eastbound and Down (2009-2013).

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Michael Moore

Filmmaker

Michael Moore is an Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker and political activist. Some of his more influential films include Bowling for Columbine (2002), Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), Sicko (2007), and Capitalism: A Love Story (2009).

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James Neihouse

IMAX Cinematographer

James Neihouse is an Arkansas native, as well as an award winning veteran IMAX cinematographer. Neihouse is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


2003-2004
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Kevin Wilmott

Filmmaker/Actor/Screenwriter

Kevin best known for his films Ninth Street (1999), and C.S.A: The Confederate States of America (2004), as well as co-writing Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq (2015).

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Graham Gordy

Screenwriter

UCA alumnus (1999), Graham Gordy is the screenwriter behind War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), and co-writer of The Love Guru (2008). He was also a staff writer of the television series Rectify (2013-2015). In 2015, he became the executive producer of the television series Quarry (2015- ).


2002-2003

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David Bordwell

Film Scholar

Bordwell is a renowned film theorist and historian. With his wife Kristen Thomson, he has authored over a dozen books and textbooks on cinema, cinema history, and film theory.

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Ben Meade

Filmmaker

Ben Meade is a documentary filmmaker and producer responsible for films like Vakvagany (2002) and  C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004).