Greetings from Norfolk, Virginia. My name is Hailey Escobar and I’m one of the students that will be attending the 2014 Sundance Film Festival with Eckerd College. I’m currently in Virginia for family reasons this weekend, but shall return to class on Monday. I was told that in addition to the posts that are required for the course, it might also be good to post an introduction. Seeing that I’m a writer, I will use any excuse to write more. Needless to say, you’ll probably be seeing a lot of posts from me on this blog for the duration of January.
A little about me, I’m a junior at Eckerd College and I’m studying Interdisciplinary Arts for Creative Writing and Film Studies. I’m working to be a professional screenwriter and filmmaker, a desire that has filled my need to go on this trip since I first met Professor Nathan Anderson and heard about the trip my freshman year. Some of my favorite filmmakers include Wes Anderson, Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris is my favorite movie), Joss Whedon, Steven Spielburg, and Kathryn Bigelow.
Through out the length of January, as my fellow classmates and I prepare for our journey through the newest films of independent film, you will have the opportunity to see through our eyes. We will be posting about our favorite films of Sundance, brilliant films of the festival’s 30 year history, and even about independent film as a genre.
We leave on Thursday and I am ecstatic about our trip. You will be seeing a few extra posts from me in the next few days before we depart, especially since I’ve missed the last two days of class. Until then!