FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Actor, writer and director Frank Whaley will be the featured speaker at the inaugural graduation ceremony for graduate students at Sacred Heart University’s School of Communication and Media Arts on Saturday, August 20. Whaley, a Redding resident, has appeared in more than 80 films, including Pulp Fiction, Field of Dreams, Swimming With Sharks, Swing Kids, Career Opportunities, Born on the Fourth of July, The Doors, Broken Arrow, J.F.K., Red Dragon, School of Rock, World Trade Center, The Freshman, Hoffa, Vacancy and the upcoming Monster Trucks, among others. Whaley said he was pleased when Professor Justin Liberman, director of the film and television master’s program, asked him if he would speak at the ceremony.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Ryan Hess, a 2014 graduate of Sacred Heart University’s Film and Television Master’s Program (FTMA), recently won the Santa Fe Film Festival’s LGBTQ+ Best Short Film Award for his film, Salvation.
FAIRFIELD, Conn.— Award-winning producer Mayuran Tiruchelvam introduced students in Sacred Heart University's Film and Television Master's Program (FTMA) to a global view of the producer's role during his year as the first artist-in-residence there. Tiruchelvam produced the award-winning feature documentary, To Be Takei; the international feature film, Across the Sea; the Independent Spirit Award-nominated film, The Mend; and The Girl Is in Trouble, with Spike Lee as executive producer.