Stowe Story Labs and the Film and Television Studies Program at the University of Vermont are pleased to announce that Matt Schildkamp is the recipient of the inaugural UVM Fellowship to Stowe Story Labs.
Matt was born in Middlebury Vermont and loves studying film at UVM. “I’ve a taste for many genres, but am still experimenting to find my true suit,” he said. “I’m fueled by creative exchange and am thrilled to share, challenge, and critique work with fellow screenwriters, so am excited to come to Stowe this fall.”
Sarah Nilsen, an Associate Professor at UVM and Matt’s screenwriting professor, had this to say about Matt and his work: “Matt is a well deserving recipient of the first UVM Fellowship to Stowe Story Labs. He has distinguished himself in the Film and Television Studies Program as an excellent student, who embodies the best qualities and values of our program. He is engaged and focused, with a disciplined work ethic and persistent drive for excellence in his writing that has distinguished him among his peers. Matt committed himself passionately to mastering the art of screenwriting and worked with other equally dedicated writers in our program to develop and refine his skills, and extended his skills to explore multiple genres and formats. With his original and vibrant voice, the Stowe Story Labs fellowship will enable Matt to experiment with in greater depth the complexity and richness of creativity and imagination that he has already exhibited in his first screenplays.”
“We are thrilled both to have Matt join us this fall - his trippy-script for AERO LUNA is terrific and bold, and his vision for his life in the industry is audacious but achievable. We are excited to work with Matt and bring him into our community and to have UVM partnering with us, to help excellent students becoming meaningful members of the international film and television industries,” said David Rocchio, founder and president of Stowe Story Labs. "We now have four Vermont-centric fellowships to the labs, which is deeply meaningful to me and directly aligned with our vision. We thank UVM for seeing the value of our program and joining us on the journey."
Deb Ellis, the Director of Film and Television Studies Program at UVM, said, “it makes sense that Matt received the first UVM Fellowship to attend the Stowe Story Labs. Matt has worked incredibly hard and put in his time while at UVM. And, I’m so happy that future students will have this fellowship to work toward in the future.”
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 their work made and seen. For more information please visit www.stowestorylabs.org.
About UVM Film and Television Program: The UVM Film and Television Studies program is dedicated to producing critical media thinkers and producers who are capable of working and contributing to our increasingly diverse and technologically sophisticated society. https://www.uvm.edu/cas/filmtv/discover-film-and-television-studies