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Feature Films

San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking is the only digital film school in the country offering every student the valuable experience of crewing on a professional feature-length motion picture. As a part of the Digital Filmmaking Program’s curriculum, students work directly under professional digital filmmakers on feature film produced by the school’s sister company, Fog City Pictures. This is not an internship. It is an apprenticeship during which students are mentored as they work side-by-side with digital film industry professionals in key positions.

Students working on Fog City Pictures feature films become actively involved in the professional digital filmmaking community, learn critical on-set skills and get a valuable credit for their work on the digital film.

In the past few years, Fog City Pictures has produced three feature films with a talented array of award-winning actors and digital filmmakers. Fog City Pictures’ fourth feature, TWO MOTHERS, is currently in pre-production.

MOONLIGHT SONATA

feature film digitalMOONLIGHT SONATA is a character-driven drama and a psycho-thriller which was shot digitally (in HD) in San Francisco and its northern wine country (Running time: 102 min).

The film was written and directed by Celik Kayalar, PhD, and produced by Jeremiah Birnbaum, the director of Productions at FilmSchoolSF and Fog City Pictures.

You can read more about “Moonlight Sonata” at: www.moonlightsonatamovie.com
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AROUND JUNE

feature film digitalAround June is a love story in the vein of a classic fairy tale set near the shipyards of San Francisco.

June, played by Hollywood actress Samaire Armstrong (Dirty Sexy Money, Entourage, The O.C.), is a young woman trapped in a life caught between her crippled, abusive father (Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite, Real Genius) and mentally challenged uncle (Brad William Henke (Dexter, World Trade Center, Sherrybaby, Choke), whose adoration of her offers little solace. Through a poetic twist of fate, June meets a penniless immigrant, Juan Diego (played by newcomer Oscar Guerrero), whose love empowers her to finally break free and realize her dreams.

Around June was written and directed by FilmSchoolSF instructor, James Savoca.
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PRESQUE ISLE

feature film digitalPresque Isle is FilmSchoolSF’s first feature-length motion picture. Written and directed by Rob Nilsson, an award-winning director since the 1970s, Nilsson was the first American director to win both the Camera d’Or at Cannes (for his 1978 filmNorthern Lights) and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival (for Heat and Sunlight, 1987).

Presque Isle is set in Nilsson’s childhood home of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He describes the story as “touching on themes of memory, human suffering, family reconciliation, and also a portrait of a land much neglected by American cinema.”
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