‘In the Field’

‘In the Field’ is our virtual take on a talent campus — programs that many film festivals these days are implementing — with the aim of supporting young scholars and emerging writers. So please join us in welcoming our new authors, and in our efforts to champion these budding artists by reading their posts and joining the conversation. We welcome your comments and thoughts!

Without further ado, we give you our full roster of ‘In the Field’ correspondents:


Janine Gericke is a rabid proponent of film preservation and has recently completed her Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She has worked with Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Media Archives and received her Bacherlor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has been an intern with SFMOMA and the Pacific Film Archive since June 2011. She loves silent film, art house cinema, and anything with zombies.


Steven Harrison Gibbs received his B.A. in Film Studies from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, with an emphasis in critical studies; he also received a minor in Creative Writing, with an emphasis on poetry. His primary areas of study lie in pseudo-documentary horror cinema, South Korean cinema, the work of Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura, and examining the maturity of video games as the medium transitions into acceptance among the established arts. He has been published in Film Matters and Film International.


Brandon Konecny graduated from the Film Studies program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is a two-time scholarship recipient of the Fluor Scholarship Foundation and recently completed his honors thesis Images of Marginality: The Representation of Youth Subcultures in American Cinema, 1953-1994. He has also presented at the Visions Film Festival and Conference wherein he received the excellence in scholarship award. He frequently writes about film and researches such topics as postwar American avant-garde film, Eastern European cinema, Cinema Novo, Romanian New Wave, Israeli cinema, youth subcultures in film, and Cold War Era science fiction. He soon plans to attend law school and pursue a career in transactional entertainment law.


Carolyn Lake is an undergraduate student from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. She studies English Literature and media across its various forms, with specialisations in Australian film, identity politics and postmodernism. She was a recent contributor to the Visions Film Festival and Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in April 2011 with an academic paper on Baz Luhrmann’s Australia and the ‘Come Walkabout’ Tourism Australia campaign. Carolyn is author of ‘Colonial Nation: history and identity in Baz Luhrmann’s Australia’ (Film Matters 1.1).


Photo courtesy of Jason Barnette

Bryan Nixon is a recent graduate of the Film Studies department of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He enjoys going to hard rock concerts, shooting 35mm stills, and reading on the front porch. His current pursuit is screenwriting.





repass headshotWilliam Repass graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in English and Creative Writing. For the moment, his interests include reflexivity, political aesthetics, and representations of the body in various media. He writes poetry and enjoys Experimental, Early Soviet, and Third Cinema.







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