Student Work and Accolades
In spring of senior year, film students screen their final films at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York or at the Elinor Munroe Bunin Film Center at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City.
Learn more about the Class of 2016 BFA Film students here.
View films of current students, below.
“My name is Madhura Berman and I am a part of the SUNY Purchase College Film Conservatory. Filmmaking has always been a passion of mine ever since my dad gave me his old video camera when I was 8. As a woman who was born in India, adopted at two, and then raised in a loving household in white suburbia, I find it my duty to create stories about people trying to find their way into society. Learning how to fit in has always been something I struggled with, so creating films about family and understanding where you come from are common themes I enjoy exploring.”
Jeremy Gray is a Purchase Senior hailing from Sacramento, California. Since moving from the West Coast, Jeremy has used filmmaking to get to know his new home, pointing his camera at the people and things around him that help him characterize New York. His films are in some ways personal studies into just how different (and, at the same time, similar) people’s life experiences can be. ”The Raffa Show” is his junior documentary.
William Miller (BFA 2017) is best known for creating work that takes aesthetics normally reserved for kids and fusing it with real world adult struggles. Influenced by the work of Martha Colburn and Don Hertzfeldt; William’s films combine handmade crafts with digital video art techniques. Born and raised in Buffalo N.Y., William strives to make films that give voice to the underrepresented stories in his community.