January 27, 2014
Tom Cross '93 (BFA Visual Arts) is the editor of the film earning big wins at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival which ended yesterday. Whiplash won both US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the Audience Award: US Dramatic. Cross also edited the short of the same name that preceded the full-length feature chosen for last year's Sundance festival.
The Boston Globe refers to Cross' editing as "fantastic," while IndieWire reports, "...editor Tom Cross uses rapid cuts that make watching a band practice as exciting as a high-speed car chase."
Also chosen for the 30th anniversary of Sundance was The Immaculate Reception, a 2013 short written and directed by Charlotte Glynn '02 (BFA Film), currently a lecturer in film at Purchase.
Read more about Glynn's work in a review by Brandon Harris '06 (BFA Film), a critic for Filmmaker Magazine and also currently a lecturer in film here.
Harris had a directorial debut in 2012 with the film he wrote and directed, Redlegs, a New York Times Critic's Pick.