Lee Student Wins Film Competition

Friday, November 2, 2012 - by Britain Miethe, Lee University
Nate Powers, left, directs his film in a behind-the-scenes shot
Nate Powers, left, directs his film in a behind-the-scenes shot

Lee University student Nate Powers, a junior telecommunications major, won the “Best Short Film” award in the amateur category of the G-Technology Driven Creativity film competition. 

Mr. Powers released his film, entitled “Regret,” in late 2011. It is a story loosely based on Isaiah 6 dealing with the importance of accepting one’s past. The film was submitted to the Broad Street film festival in Chattanooga where it was nominated for six awards.

“This is a great example of excellent directing, cutting, good acting, a solid story with heart, eclipse lighting, shallow depth of field visuals, 'perfect' camerawork, and Hollywood pizazz,” said Vincent Laforet, Pulitzer Prize winner and member of the Director's Guild of America. “I think this filmmaker has quite a bright future.”

Having won the amateur contest, “Regret” is now a contender in the larger competition to win the cash prize of $5,000. “Regret” has garnered a three-day engagement in New York as part of the festival. 

Lecturer in Telecommunications Mary Dukes said of Mr. Powers, “When Nate came to Lee, he was already blessed with a tremendous gift for creating inspirational media.  This award is just another way of recognizing that special moment when talent and hard work come together.”

To view the short film, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtTYYTMKtvg. For more information about Lee’s Department of Communication Arts, call 614-8341.


 
 
PHOTO: 
Promotional poster
Promotional poster

Cleveland State Offers Technology Class For Teachers This Fall

Cleveland State Community College will be offering a class for teachers this fall entitled INFS/EDU 1100, Technology for Teachers. The class will cover basics of the Microsoft Office programs and an overview of common classroom technologies. “I think the key point of this class is that it will not just be a computer class but a computer class that is specifically designed for ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Area Food Bank Receives $15,000 Grant From Arby’s Foundation To Help Walker County Schools

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank will be able to complement its Sack Pack Program with a School Mobile Pantry Program thanks to a recent partnership with the Arby’s Foundation.  Sack Packs are given to food insecure children at many schools across our twenty counties. The $15,000 Arby’s Foundation grant will enable the CAFB to expand the Walker County Sack Pack Program during ... (click for more)

Michael Futrell, 38, Shot By Corey Mullinax, 25, In Cleveland

Michael Futrell, 38, was shot by Corey Mullinax, 25, Saturday night in Cleveland. At approximately  9:15 p.m. , the shooting occurred at Forest Grove Apartments at 2350 Blackburn Road SE. According to multiple witness statements, the victim, Mr. Futrell walked over to the vehicle of Mullinax, where the two were speaking. The suspect then shot the victim in the torso. ... (click for more)

Teenager Shot In Drive-By Shooting On West 38th Street

Javier Lansden, 18, was shot early Sunday morning on West 38th Street. At approximately  2:47 a.m.,  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 264 Water Street for a person shot.  Officers found that the shooting occurred at 263 West 38 th  Street.  The victim stated he was sitting on his bicycle at 263 West 38 th  Street, when a dark-colored ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Is A Blessed Community

I am an American by birth and a Chattanoogan by the Grace of God. (A phrase I borrowed from the late Lewis Grizzard and modified) I grew up in Chattanooga / East Ridge – Anna B. Lacey Elementary, Dalewood Junior High, Brainerd High, degree UTC.  My family lived in Chattanooga until March of this year but I’m still up every month visiting friends.   I have been following ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Navy Denies Any Changes

UPDATE: A spokesman for the U.S. Navy on Sunday denied reports that disciplinary charges will be filed against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for discharging an unauthorized weapon on federal property.   According to a post of Facebook and other social media sites, a statement reads, “Stories of Navy personnel being charges with an offense are not true. There is still a long way ... (click for more)