Thursday, March 28, 2019
For 15 years, Bill Parmentier has been a professional media creator, starting from the bottom as a production assistant and now specializing in the more creative roles behind branded video content. Currently, Bill is building his own production company, Oldstorm Studios, while freelancing as a producer, production designer, actor, voice artist, and father of two. As the commercial clientele of Oldstorm Studios grows, Bill hopes to take more time for narrative content creation, and has a few short and feature films ideas in the very early stages of development.
Charmaine Savage, founder and editor-in-chief of “I am East St. Louis,” died on January 13, 2019, after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 51. A retired U.S. Navy Commander, Charmaine moved in 2014 with her husband Lorenzo D. Savage back to East St. Louis, where she was born and raised. Not long after, she founded and developed the “I am East St. Louis” magazine, a free community publication that covered positive news out of the area. She also served a Director of the Board of Directors of Memorial Hospital.
The session will be held in remembrance of her life and legacy. Charmaine's widower Lorenzo D. Savage and a few guests will attend the session.
Holly Edgell is the Editor of a four-station collaborative coverage initiative on race, identity and culture. Based at St. Louis Public Radio, she leads a team of four reporters in St. Louis, Hartford, Kansas City and Portland, Ore. With more than 20 years of experience in the media industry as a television news producer, a freelance reporter, a digital media director, and a journalism education, Edgell is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in media management from Kent State University. Born in Belize, she loves travel, true crime and history podcasts and crossword puzzles.
Filmscreening of “The Man Who Saw Too Much” 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. Science East 1136 (Chemistry Lecture Hall)
Trisha Ziff is a filmmaker, curator of contemporary photography and writer who has been involved in cultural production over the last thirty years. She initially studied fine art in London where she was born, and founded Camerawork Derry, a film and photography workshop in the north of Ireland during the 1980s. She later pursued postgraduate studies in Communications and Cultural Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. Today, she is committed to bi-cultural Mexican/US projects ranging from book publishing and developing photographic exhibitions to the production of self-generated documentary films. In 2007, she established 212BERLIN, an independent film and visual arts projects company based in Mexico City with an office in Los Angeles. Her highly-acclaimed films in recent years include Chevolution (2008); The Mexican Suitcase (2011); and The Man Who Saw Too Much which won a Mexican Academy Award (Ariel) in 2016 for Best Director. Her latest film, Witkin & Witkin, is currently being shown in festivals internationally. A Guggenheim Fellow and a Gulbenkian Scholar, she teaches film and media studies and guest-lectures at universities in the USA, Mexico and Europe.
“The Man Who Saw Too Much” is a film about fragility; about a man obsessed with photographing the accident who discovered that the fate of others was his way of connecting to life. What is it about these photographs? When the image of the accident becomes the object of desire? Through the footsteps of Metinides and the work of the contemporary tabloid photographers we discover Mexico City through a narrative of crime scenes and accidents, while we are confronted by our own fascination with death, morbidity, rubbernecking through Metinides’ gaze.