Recent John Brown University alumnus Marcel Guadrón received the Grand Prize for Short Film for his film, “Undercover,” at the South Central Broadcasting Society’s regional conference.
Developed as Guadrón’s senior cinema project at JBU, the 17-minute film is about an inexperienced secret agent who seizes the opportunity to prove herself by going undercover to stop an attack on an ambassador’s son. “Undercover” was also chosen as an official selection of the Little Rock Film Festival held in May.
“Marcel’s pursuit of knowledge and skill in the field of Digital Cinema is only trumped by the energy expended in his outflow of work—an ethic that was demonstrated in and out of class. This award is recognition of his good work and validation of what we are trying to do here at JBU,” said Steve Snediker, assistant professor of visual art and digital cinema.
Several other JBU students won awards at the conference. Alumnae Amy Perry received a finalist honor in the television talent category for her work on JBU’s student news program, “EagleBreak TV.” Sophomore Arline Mejia received an honorable mention for her television project, “Nightmare,” and junior Walter Medrano received an honorable mention for his short video “The Dichotomy of Life.”