My last stop is Delaware State University, set up through The Rehoboth Beach Film Society. The cherry on top gets to be a historically black university. This is a great way to wrap up the tour. This is my first time here. It’s a nice big campus. We got a combination of two classes to attend on a Saturday. Not an easy task to get students to show on Saturday folks.
At the discussion, the exact opposite happen then most of the tour. The female students had a lot to say here. They really dove in with questions. Surprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around filmmaking. A couple students shared their interest in going to graduate film school. One girl is currently writing a feature script. It was fun sharing my experiences with kids you knew it was going to affect immediately. I hope the event inspired someone there besides me.
Before leaving DSU I was inspired by talking with Emmy winning Filmmaker Olaniyi Areke. A retired network executive who is partially responsible for bringing me to the university spoke to me in length about his distribution company and projects. I was able to pick his brain and walked away with a few nuggets to prep me for my next chapter in LA.
Well that is the end to a wonderful tour. I had an amazing time. Meet some great people and had interesting conversations across the Mid-Atlantic. I would like to thank the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Ann, Brigid, all the host sites and contact people for making this ride one I will never forget. Please keep up with the film through it’s website, twitter and facebook (below). Until next time, happy trails.
Post by Ryan Richmond, OSIP touring filmmaker. We’re so glad you could join us on the tour, Ryan! Do us proud in LA.