Professor Lauren Wolkstein of the Department of Film and Media Arts has just returned from the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) where her film Collective:Unconscious made its world premiere in the narrative feature competition.
SXSW is a nine-day film conference and festival that brings together both emerging and distinguished filmmakers for a high caliber and diverse film lineup.
Collective:Unconscious comes from the minds of five New York filmmakers: Professor Wolkstein, Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone and Josephine Decker, who collaborated on adapting each other’s dreams in an anthology of short films. The results involve a man and his grandmother hiding out from an ominous broadcast, the Grim Reaper hosting a TV show, a high school gym teacher running drills from inside a volcano, and a few other tales of the unconsciousness brought to the screen.
Lauren Wolkstein is an assistant professor of film and an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened all over the world including Sundance, SXSW, and San Sebastian. She has also directed for Gucci and edited for brands such as Dickies and Diet Coke, as well as various non-profit organizations. At Temple University, Professor Wolkstein teaches Senior Projects, Graduate Thesis Development, and Scene Analysis.
For more information on Collective:Unconscious be sure to check out the film's facebook page.