Stowe Story Labs and Champlain College’s Division of Communication and Creative Media Announce the 2018 Champlain College Fellows
The Division of Communication and Creative Media (CCM) at Champlain College and Stowe Story Labs are pleased to announce the 2018 Stowe Story Labs / Champlain College Fellows to Stowe's September Narrative Lab.
Freeman Fletcher is from South Berwick, Maine and has always loved film. Since he could remember, he’s had an unwavering desire to make movies. This trajectory brought him to Champlain College in 2014, graduating with a BFA in Filmmaking in May of 2018. In his time at Champlain he has written and directed many short films, his last two being Fear in Headlights and Thank God for Lighthouses. When he isn’t making movies of his own, he’s helping his friends on theirs. Freeman noted “My favorite class in college was Screenwriting and Stowe Story Labs sounds like a big ol' version of that but in beautiful Stowe so I'm very excited!”
TeeJay Hannon is in his 4th year at Champlain College working on his BFA in Filmmaking degree. He is from Mahwah, New Jersey. He started acting on his passion for film in 2008 when he made a few stop motion videos for Youtube. He continues to produce, and was invited to be on a panel at the Online Video Convention Vidcon. He loves to entertain people and make them laugh.
"This is our fourth year partnering with Champlain to offer fellowships to the fall Lab, said David Rocchio, President and Founder of the Labs. "We love this partnership. The College each year sends us wonderful writers and filmmakers just starting their journeys and we are dedicated to helping them get on their way. We are equally thrilled to work with the team at Champlain and to have TeeJay and Freeman with us this fall," he said.
“This year both Champlain College Stowe Fellows are working on comedies. TeeJay has been honing his comedy skills for years -- starting with a popular youtube 'vlog,' adventures in awesome, which was always filmed in his shower. TeeJay has a way of writing that immediately makes you fall in love with all of his real, flawed characters,” says Champlain Screenwriting professor Julia Swift.
“Freeman's characters have sharper tongues and wield them mercilessly in attacks against each other. His comedy is more verbal and less situational. It's Freeman's lines that reverberate in my mind long after I read his words,” says Swift.
“We are delighted to again offer our students this fellowship opportunity and, in doing so, support our Filmmaking program’s mission to provide a relevant educational experience that integrates conceptual engagement, technical skills, artistic experimentation, and business training, says Paula Willoquet-Maricond, Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media.
About Stowe Story Labs:
Launched in the fall of 2013, Stowe Story Labs is a nonprofit collaborative bringing emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers from around the world to Stowe to help participants get work made and seen. For more information please visit www.stowestorylabs.org.
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.http://www.champlain.edu/; http://ccm.champlain.edu