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March 10th, 2014

Alum captures Broadway legend on film

Film & Television

A COM alumna’s directorial debut offers unprecedented actress to Elaine Strich, an actress most recently known for her role as Alec Baldwin‘s mother on NBC’s 30 Rock. Chiemi Karasawa, (COM ’90) met Stritch in while working as a script supervisor on the set of the John Turturro film Romance and Cigarettes. Their paths crossed again […]


May 18th, 2012

Two profs win Indie Award of Merit

Film & Television

Film and Television professors Sam Kauffmann and Garland Waller each won an Indie Award of Merit for separate projects. Kauffmann won for his short film Where’s The Blood Money? Waller’s No Way Out But One won for Feature Documentary. Indie awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. The […]


April 18th, 2012

Prof’s documentary wins top honors at film festival

Film & Television

Prof. Garland Waller’s No Way Out But One, a documentary about a mother who resorts to kidnapping her children to save them from domestic violence, won best documentary at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla. Additionally, Waller, who co-produced the film with Barry Nolan and Toby Kleinman, was presented with a medal […]


November 22nd, 2011

Professor tells the story behind her documentary

Film & Television

When Prof. Garland Waller first conceptualized her documentary, No Way Out But One, she did not imagine a project of such enormous magnitude. Originally created as a 15-minute short film, Waller’s award-winning movie about love, courage and perseverance grew into a feature-length documentary. The film tells the compelling story of divorced mother, Holly Collins, and […]


October 24th, 2011

Professor Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence

Film & Television

Prof. Garland Waller, premieres her full-length documentary, No Way Out But One on Thursday, October 27 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “Chicks Make Flicks” film series. Waller’s documentary follows Holly Collins, a Minnesota mother of three, who is determined to protect her children from their abusive father. After the courts grant her husband custody, […]


April 29th, 2011

‘Kids Living with Slim’ recognized by Al Jazeera

Film & Television

Film Professor Sam Kauffmann attended the 7th Annual Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar, where he screened his most recent film, Kids Living with Slim. The film follows seven African children who are HIV positive (the word “slim” is slang for HIV/AIDS). Al Jazeera festival organizers had seen the film at the […]