September 16, 2004: Headlines: COS - Sierra Leone: Film: Documentaries: Television: Black Issues: NY Daily News: Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown, 28, is a documentary film maker

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Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown, 28, is a documentary film maker

Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown, 28, is a documentary film maker

Sierra Leone RPCV Alrick Brown, 28, is a documentary film maker

'Film School' offers
lessons on art and life

By JOE NEUMAIER
DAILY NEWS FEATURE WRITER

NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts has taught filmmaking to such directors as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee and Oliver Stone.

"Film School," a 10-part reality show airing Friday nights at 10:30 p.m. on the Independent Film Channel (repeats are Mondays at 8:30 & 11:30 p.m.), shows young filmmakers who want to follow in those giant footsteps.

Focusing on four students during one year at the graduate program, the show catches them trying to raise money — mostly between $10,000 and $20,000 — to film their scripts; enlisting fellow students to serve as actors and crew; dealing with the $36,000 tuition; and shooting and editing their thesis projects.

"NYU students don’t worry if their films aren’t mainstream — they’re trying to get their visions onscreen," says Nanette Burstein, executive producer and creator of "Film School," and an NYU grad herself.

"New York City itself is like a character on ‘Film School.’ The struggle to live here, the energy on the streets. The directors who went to NYU reflect that," says co-producer Jordan Roberts.

"NYU is a badge of honor because of who graduated from there," says Alrick Brown, whose fiction film, inspired by the 1999 shooting of Bronx resident Amadou Diallo, has already been in film festivals. "That made me want to be one of the next generation."

Of the 36 students enrolled in the graduate program, the producers follow four. Brown, 28, is a former Peace Corps volunteer from New Jersey, Vincenzo Tripodo, 35, is an opera director from Italy, Leah Meyerhoff, 24, is an artsy Californian making a film about her mother’s battle with multiple sclerosis, and Barbara Klauke, 28, is a shy Texan unprepared for the big city.

"The great American dream for starving artists used to be writing a novel, being Jack Kerouac. Now it’s making a film," says Burstein. "There’s built-in drama there. So unlike a lot of reality TV, this existed before we showed up.

"We just turned our cameras on."

Originally published on September 16, 2004





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