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Winning Student Filmmakers Head to Hollywood

Filmmakers Josh Bielick, Nicholas Sailer, and Tim Reavis at the NC State CMF competition.

Three NC State undergraduate students are heading to Hollywood this summer with the short film they wrote and produced. “The Strong One” won Best Picture, Best Directing, and Audience Choice awards in the 2012 Campus Movie Fest (CMF) held at NC State University this spring. Next stop: the Campus Movie Fest International Grand Finale competition in Hollywood.

“The Strong One” has had nearly 3,000 views on the CampusMovieFest website. The five-minute film follows a young boy as his imagination takes him on adventures with a friendly brontosaurus who helps him deal with the struggles of growing up. The creature will look familiar to viewers who have ever been to Durham’s Museum of Life and Science.

The film is based on the poem, “Jurassic Parking Lot,” written by Tim Reavis, a senior in English with a concentration in creative writing. Reavis served as the film’s writer and also appears in the film. Josh Bielick, a Poole College of Management senior in business administration, was cinematographer. Nicholas Sailer, a senior in industrial design in the College of Design, served as director and screenwriter.

Read the full story about the project–written by student intern and English major Justin Lee– on the College of Management’s site.