Alison is 22 years old and a passionate traveller, who came from Germany via London to Georgetown this year. After performing the character of Sleeping Beauty’s (invented) dog in a puppet theatre in Kindergarten, she continued to be fascinated by the theatre and cinema and decided to study film, although she gave up her promising acting career and picked up fencing instead. Her favourite childhood movie is Winnetou (a German Western), which definitely ignited her passion for Westerns and other cinematic treats such as Once Upon a Time in the West, Bonnie & Clyde, Deathproof and many more.
Gary Thompson is a freshman from Philadelphia studying in the college. He first became interested in film when he watched Quentin Tarantino’s ridiculously graphic movie, “Kill Bill,” at an age so young that it makes his parents seem irresponsible. Gary’s first creation of cinematic value was a preteen fueled compilation of his friends skateboarding in underwhelming fashion. Gary is also a brave paper cut survivor and excellent parallel parker.
James Heaney is a senior in the College majoring in Government, who hails from the beloved state of New Jersey. An avid movie fan since he was young, James can identify the vast majority of movies after watching a mere seconds-long clip with borderline frightening accuracy. The power of storytelling has always intrigued him, and he looks forward to experiencing the work of those who share their talents with the festival and the Georgetown community.
Susan Brynne Long is a freshman from northern Virginia studying in the College. She’s interested in film theory and history, and hopes to one day become a professor of film studies. Outside of class, she is the co founder and vice president of The Georgetown Opportunes A cappella group and is in training to become an EMT. She’s in love with the outstanding talent of Quentin Tarnatino and her favorite movie is Inglourious Basterds.
Alexis Blair is one of the few who hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico and has not yet watched Breaking Bad (she’ll get to it eventually). This coming year, she will be attending Georgetown Law School and will thus go from simply a Hoya to a Hoya Lawya. Her interests include watching hockey, painting, and traveling to new places. An interesting fact about her is that as a kid, she appeared on a show called Wildfire and proclaimed the historical line, “Look, a horse!”
Patrick Brown is a sophomore hailing from Bethesda, MD still in denial about going to school thirty minutes from home. He’s an accounting and finance double major who endlessly has to follow that statement up with “it’s really not that bad.” An avid DC sports fan, you can usually find him disappointed every May and October over the Capitals and Nationals. In the future, Patrick hopes to have finally finished reading the complete Game of Thrones series.
Remy Cipriano is a junior in the SFS, studying Middle Eastern Culture and Politics. Remy grew up in Los Angeles and has an affinity for weird, experimental films, particularly after trying to understand both Donnie Darko and 2001: A Space Odyssey in the same summer! Remy enjoys festivals of all nature, especially after attending Coachella in high school, and hopes to bring that magic to this year’s GU Film Fest! Remy is a self-proclaimed cooking prodigy, and also loves to play piano.
After having made the trek to Georgetown from the ever so distant land of Bethesda, Maryland, Joyce Connolly, a sophomore in the College, is now majoring in Mathematics. When not sitting in a cubicle on the third floor of Lauinger Library, Joyce can be found binge-watching NBC'S The Office for the thirtieth time in a row. Her long-term goal is to one day have the opportunity to meet the genius behind Michael Scott himself, Steve Carrell.
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Mike Taylor III is a freshman. He is majoring in Economics and Journalism. He grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana but travels back and forth from New Orleans to spend time with family. He is a workout freak that plays football for the Georgetown Hoyas. He is also a space geek freak that loves the cosmos. He loves the television series Burn Notice and Supernatural. He is convinced that aliens and ghosts are real. Plans after college are still in the making.
Chelsea D’Ambrosio grew up in Long Island, New York, but try not to hold it against her. She is a psychology major, journalism minor and hates when people ask her why. It will take her no more than 10 seconds to work her two golden retrievers into every conversation. Her hobbies include coffee, skiing, long walks on the beach and
Eric hails from the sunny Naples, Florida and decided to leave the perfect weather to studying the thrilling fields of accounting and finance in the far north (aka DC). When not drowning himself in coffee or complaining about intermediate accounting, you can find him in either Yates or Lau. As someone who spent their life in rural Montana and redneck Florida, Eric hopes to finally become cultured and thought a film class was the natural first step.
Danasia Greaves is a junior in the college from New Jersey majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women & Gender Studies and Film & Media Studies. In her spare time she enjoys Facetiming her sister, surfing Tumblr, and watching television in copious amounts. Her favorite show is Veronica Mars and her favorite film for now is Good Will Hunting. She also prides herself in being able to take a nap in any window of time ranging from 2 minutes to 14 hours.
Hello, my name is CeeJay Hayes. I am a Junior in the College majoring in Justice and Peace Studies, with a minor in Film and Media. At the moment, my favorite film is Tom à la Ferme, by my favorite director Xavier Dolan. When watching movies, I like to go for more experimental films. If you're looking for something very striking, I suggest Window Water Baby Moving by Stan Brakhage.
Lizzy Klumpp is a Senior in the college majoring in Psychology and minoring in English. As a child, she changed the spelling of her name due to her passion for the hit television series, Lizzie McGuire. She has since changed it back and can be found on campus at any event offering free pizza or in the language department during coffee hours speaking incomprehensible Spanish for extra credit.
Becky Neff is a senior at Georgetown University studying film and performance arts. As a child she used to go up to random dogs and hug them, they were so furry. She was bitten in the face twice by three different dogs and got stitches before she learned to stop, but she loves dogs still. She has an interest in VR and does her best to promote it on campus
Conway Reinders grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and will guarantee you he is likely watching, talking about, or falling asleep to a documentary as you read this bio. A senior at GW majoring in Economics and International Affairs at GW, he falls into the category of the GW crazy-eyed policy enthusiast. He is currently writing his senior thesis on patterns of social inequalities among immigrants and natives in the US. After graduation, if he is not already staring in a documentary himself, he seeks to do something in public policy.
Colleen Sitton is a junior finance major from the greatest country in the world, Texas. She can't take anyone who doesn't drink their coffee black seriously. To her mother's dismay, her style icon is the Dude from the Big Lebowski. At the age of 18 she tried to get botox to remove her dimples but oddly enough could not find a professional willing to do it. Her film icons include but are not limited to: the Duplass brothers, the Coen brothers and the Minions.
Ray Tierney is a Finance/Marketing major in the MSB with a 10 step plan to take down capitalism from the inside. His greatest achievements are being an uncle to three toddlers, an adopted father to two dogs, and a god to one underwater civilization. He likes to color, take naps, and play with his friends. He recently wrote a scathing 2-star Amazon review and is not to be trifled with.
Patricia Stupp is from Cape Canaveral, Florida, famously known for its space ships, cruise ships, and alligators. She is currently a senior studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration on environmental and energy issues. This means she’s crazy for “reduce, reuse, and recycle”, sustainable design, and efficiency. Along with being green, Patricia is also a dancer who studied the gracefulness of ballet for several years before awkwardly converting to the aggressive breaking style (i.e. breakdancing).