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Champlain Fellows Named

David Rocchio

Stowe Story Labs and Champlain College’s Division of Communication and Creative Media Announce the 2016 Champlain College Fellows

(Stowe and Burlington, Vermont) – August 2, 2016 – The Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) at Champlain College and Stowe Story Labs are pleased to announce the two Stowe Story Labs Champlain College Fellows to the September Narrative Labs.

The 2016 Champlain Fellows are:

Jackie Carroll - Jackie is a 2016 graduate of Champlain College’s BFA in Filmmaking who made a tremendous mark in both screenwriting and filmmaking at the College. She attended Champlain's intensive Montreal Filmmaking Summer Program this past Summer and worked as a Teaching Assistant in two Screenwriting classes during her time at Champlain. She has written, directed and starred in her own short films,  "Last Night" and "Grandma”. Her script Best Behavior is an edgy comedy about a young woman’s failed attempts at fame and adulthood. Jackie plans to move to New York City and pursue a career in comedy writing. “I’m really honored to have been awarded the Stowe Story Labs Fellowship. It is an amazing opportunity to work with some extremely talented people.”

Sean Goodwin - Sean is a 2016 graduate of Champlain College’s  BFA in Filmmaking  who was awarded the Senior CCM Excell Award for Filmmaking upon graduation. Two of his films screened at festivals this year, “Forgive Us Our Trespasses" screened at the White River Indi Films Festival,  and "The Mirror" screened at the Green Mountain Film Festival.  His comedy screenplay, “The Marathon Runner”, chronicles the final days leading to a local marathon during which Orson Fortunato hopes to erase his legacy as the infamous “Marathon Pooper,” and win back the girlfriend he lost in disgrace.  In addition to screenwriting, Sean is currently writing a Young Adult novel and saving money to produce a micro-budget feature.  Sean interned at the Stowe Story Labs’ Writers’ Retreat in May along with Jackie Carroll. “I’m excited to get back to Stowe,” Sean said. “I miss being in a room full of writers. It’s a wicked creative and productive atmosphere that’s hard to recreate anywhere else,” he said.

“We are thrilled Jackie and Sean will be joining us this fall,” said Stowe Story Labs Founder David Rocchio. “They interned with us at the May Writers’ Retreat and were such an important part of the community which makes up the Labs. They are both talented writers and artists and people. I know mentors and returning participants are excited to work with them both.”

“We are excited to partner up once again with Stowe Story Labs in offering Fellowships to two outstanding Filmmaking alumni,” said Paula Willoquet-Maricondi, Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media that houses the Filmmaking program. “Jackie and Sean are very talented and engaged rising filmmakers. We are proud to be able to support them.”

Julia Swift, Assistant Professor of Filmmaking at Champlain College, added that “the Stowe Story Labs offer our students a unique opportunity to show professional writers and producers all that they have learned as well as to see firsthand that when it comes to filmmaking, learning is a lifelong endeavor.”

About Stowe Story Labs:

Launched in the fall of 2013, Stowe Story Labs is a nonprofit collaborative which brings emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers from around the world to Stowe to get work made and seen. For more information, and a full schedule of labs and workshops, please visit The September Narrative Lab will be held at the Helen Day Arts Center in Stowe, Vermont, September 10 -13. Participants in the Narrative Lab are also invited to attend the Stowe Story Labs “DocDay” - a one day exploration of documentary made in partnership with the Tribeca Film Institute.

About the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College:
The Division of Communication and Creative Media unites a community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and external partners in the study and practice of communication, creative media, and emergent media fields. Through our innovative curriculum, we guide and support students in finding their voice and developing their vision so they may thrive as creators, communicators, and innovators. ;

Champlain College Division of Communication and Creative Media:
Paula Willoquet-Maricondi – (802) 865-5429 //

Stowe Story Labs:
David Rocchio – (802) 279-1258 //

All Stowe Story Labs fellows receives a copy of Final Draft 9, compliments of Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company.