Emerson film students’ achievements
December 16, 2013
The Boston Globe recently published an article in its Movies section about the Coolidge Corner Theatre's screening of the 1923 classic silent film Safety Last! on December 16 accompanied by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra. The article discusses ArtsEmerson’s decision to screen the film at the Cutler Majestic on December 31 as a part of Boston’s First Night. The film will be preceded by a short documentary about the creation of the original musical score for Safety Last! by Berklee students, which was produced by Emerson MFA students.
The article also mentions Emerson student and filmmaker Connor Buso-Jarnis '15, who is going to Senegal December 26 with fellow members of the Salem-based nonprofit teen organization Spark 540U. During the two-week visit, Buso-Jarnis will collect footage and interviews for a trailer that will be used to promote a future feature documentary to be shot in Senegal, called “Project Senegal.” A team of Emerson students, with Buso-Jarnis directing, will collaborate on a documentary about the interactions between teenagers in Senegal and the United States, with the overall purpose of advocating for sustainable education in Senegalese schools. The project is being partially funded by the crowd-funding site Indiegogo.