May 2008--Matthew Anderson '06 Since having graduated from Chapman University ('10) with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Film Production and a minor in English, his short film "Albert! Or, My Life in the Ocean" has been selected to screen in the Santa Cruz Film Festival as a part of the "Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today" shorts program at The Nickelodeon Theatre in Santa Cruz on May 8th, 2011 at 12 noon. A trailer for the film can be found on Youtube, as well as on Vimeo. The film is a coming of age story of a 13 year old African American boy set in the American Mid-West of the early 1960's. More information about the film can be found on facebook,as well as on www.matthewandersononline.com. (The film has also been accepted to the 2011 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival in Seattle.) Information regarding tickets can be found at http://www.santacruzfilmfestival.org/. Matthew has interned for film producer Edward Saxon ("That Thing You Do!," "Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") and has another project in the works, "Franky, Frankly" which stars Mikandrew Perdaris, Bella Dayne, and Allan Hyde (of TrueBlood).
Class of 2004
|May 2011--Ian Norris ’04 helped saved two lives in May 2011. He’s a pilot for Great Lakes Airlines, and on one of his flights he heard an air traffic controller asking for help with another pilot who was becoming incoherent while experiencing a lack of oxygen. Ian was familiar with the controls on that pilot’s plane, so he instructed the pilot’s frightened wife on how to turn the plane away from the mountains and to descend to a lower altitude. At the request of the air traffic controller, Ian followed the plane and provided information on its course until it safely landed. The full story is in the Santa Cruz Sentinel: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/ci_18202696?IADID=Search-www.santacruzsentinel.com-www.santacruzsentinel || |
Class of 2000
|May 2011--Neil England '00 graduated from the US Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in May 2011. During his eight-week training program, he completed a training curriculum consisting of academics, instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, physical fitness, health and wellness, first aid, firefighting, and marksmanship. He and the other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard's core values: honor, respect, and devotion to duty. Neil is the great grandson of MVCS founder R.O. Price.|| |