Alumna Natalie LaValley’s Short Film Telos
Cinema & New Media Arts | On Oct 14, 2020
Alumna Natalie LaValley ’19 graduated from the Cinema & New Media Arts program at HBU with a BFA in Cinematic Arts and a minor in Writing. Her new short film, Telos, tells the story of a woman who designs a revolutionary probe after a chronic illness prevents her from going to space. The film explores the process of burying a dream and finding rebirth.
Natalie began writing Telos during her senior year in the CNMA program. Shortly after graduating, she raised the funds to produce the film through a crowdfunding campaign and grants from the Houston Arts Alliance and the Skye McCole Bartusiak Foundation. She collaborated with many fellow cinema students and alumni, including Jane Philip (Production Designer), Charissa Fenton (Production Manager and Editor), Estrella Calderon (1st Assistant Director), Max Anton (Art Director), Josh Brown (Gaffer), Nate LaValley (Drone Operator and Sound Technician), Lydia Jameson (Editor), and Elisha Bonnette (Editor). The film is currently in post-production.