When Savannah Rodgers was 12 years old, she watched the movie “Chasing Amy” and immediately fell in love with film. In that moment, she realized she could turn her love of film into a career, and today, her goal is well within reach.
Rodgers, a sophomore from Olathe, recently restarted KU Filmworks, a student film organization at the University. Rodgers’ inspiration to restart the group came from her passions for producing film and helping others. Filmworks was originally created in 1999, but has been closed for the past two years due to a lack of membership. Recently, however, Rodgers has been able to revive the program with the help of Mason Kilpatrick, a junior from Hutchinson, and Becca Huerter, a junior from Chanute.
“When I was a freshman I had no idea where to go to get involved in film production,” Rodgers said. “I think bringing back Filmworks will be a great opportunity for students who are looking for a place to hone their craft.”
In past years, Filmworks has created multiple short films, a web series and a feature length movie. Rodgers said this year’s group hopes to follow in the footsteps of past groups by creating films that are interesting and enjoyable. Kilpatrick said the group is also planning on producing promotional videos for local businesses and University organizations. Read more