Award-winning filmmaker/professor to discuss stude...

Award-winning filmmaker/professor to discuss student moviemakers

An accomplished filmmaker and MTSU professor will share his knowledge of student filmmaking with the Nashville artistic community next month.

Dr. Bob Pondillo

Dr. Bob Pondillo will address the “Push Play Filmmakers Showcase,” which is slated to start at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre’s Community Hall, 1130 8th Ave. Nashville.

Pondillo, a professor of mass media history and American culture in the Department of Electronic Media Communication, will discuss the impact of student filmmakers on the local filmmaking scene.

He teaches an MTSU class in writing for the screen and uses MTSU students, faculty and alumni as members of the technical crew in each of his motion pictures.

Through their work, students working with Pondillo receive valuable experience in cinematography, lighting, audio mixing and other crafts of the cinematic art.

Two of his films that were produced with student crews have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and others have won awards at film festivals nationwide.

The Feb. 4 event is the first in a series of showcases hosted by artist, filmmaker and Artlightenment founder Robyn Morshead and Jaz Dorsey from The Nashville Dramaturgy Project.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Pondillo at 615-904-8465 or, or contact Morshead at

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