Green Bay filmmaker Marisa Jacques’ short animated film MORE THAN PUPPY LOVE was scored by composer Lyndsey Agar, formerly of Bowler High School, now a music student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Green Bay filmmaker Sophie Goska’s short dramatic film SUPERHERO SUPERSTAR was scored by composer Rayna Kupsky, of Gresham High School.
GBFF Composer-Filmmaker Program
Green Bay Film Festival selected 2 future filmmakers and 2 composing students to participate in a new pilot Composer-Filmmaker Program, offering professional guidance in taking student filmmaker experiences to the next level. This pilot program is to combine the talents of future filmmakers and composers to create a film to be presented at the Green Bay Film Festival.
The program is designed to go through the steps typical in professional filmmaking and professional film scoring. This opportunity allows the filmmaking students to work with two professional filmmakers, Wyatt and Carolyn Kuether of The Production Farm, and the composing students to work with a professional composer Brent Michael Davids of Doodlebug Music Studio.
Under the new program, the filmmakers had the opportunity to work with Wyatt & Carolyn Kuether to address the challenges experienced and make improvements to their film. From idea to script, acting to filming, production to post-production, the filmmakers experienced one-on-one mentorship in the art and practice of filmmaking.
The Composers created a new work for that specific film that was rehearsed, performed and recorded by the Civic Symphony of Green Bay, with Seong-Kyung Graham conducting. From “spotting” the film to decide what music should go in it, to composing original music “cues” for the orchestra, the composers experienced one-on-one mentorship in the art and practice of film score composing.