Ringling with ‘Dark Night’ @ Sundance


In the summer of 2015, 14 Ringling College of Art and Design students, graduates and staff had the opportunity to work with acclaimed director Tim Sutton on his film, ‘Dark Night.’

On January 24th, 2016 ‘Dark Night’ premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to enthusiastic critical acclaim. A group of Ringling College students and graduates who worked on the film traveled to Sundance to support Tim and their film, participate in the premiere and meet with film industry leaders. I know your time is very valuable, so if you look at anything at all I highly recommend you watch our short ‘Dark Night’ premiere video at https://vimeo.com/153401746.

In addition, Ringling illustration student Dania Hamad designed the logo for Adrian Grenier’s film ‘Lonely Whale’ and worked with him at Sundance to help launch their project.

We created a site documenting the journey at http://www.ringling.edu/sundance featuring detailed daily highlight videos. This page tells the story of their voyage to Sundance, and the uniqueness of their experience. No other school is providing collaborative experiential professional work opportunities to students before graduation and preparing them for professional success like Ringling College.

Dark Night’ was co-executive produced by Ringling College of Art and Design and David Shapiro of Semkhor Networks. A full listing of the Ringling College students and graduates is at the end of this communique.

High-resolution still images available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/afhobxjtjcmbiue/AAB-lISUipt1czUWNrymQxhRa?dl=0

Specific Dropbox Image Descriptions (Contact us for more details on images, by file name):

RinglingDarkNightCrew (Enclosed) (L-R) Ringling Student Sebastian Selinski, filmmaker Tim Sutton, Ringling Graduate May Todd, Ringling Student Morgan Shane, producers Tony Stopperan (Ringling) and Alexandra Byer attend the ‘Dark Night’ Premiere during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival at Library Center Theater on January 24, 2016 in Park City, Utah.
DarkNightCrewatScreening – Crew and cast at Sundance ‘Dark Night’ screening Sunday evening.
AdrianDania – Dania Hamad and Adrian Grenier
DaniaHamadLonelyWhale – Dania Hamad and Lonely Whale Logo she designed.
Images courtesy Rich Schineller, more available upon request.

Ringling College Students, Grads and Staff on ‘Dark Night’

Associate Producer

Tony Stopperan

Production Coordinator

May Todd

2nd Assistant Camera

Mo Shane

Art Assistants

Sebastian Avery

Krystal Boersen

Emily Kerney

Nick Lennon

Keishen Lloyd

Wardrobe Assistant

Chandler Howard

Production Assistants

Casey Nelson

Will Bond

Josh Jordan

Josh Webb

Grip Intern

Moses Loredo