Tawny Foskett: CV - Artist

EDUCATION

 

2016-Present             MFA in Film Production, Studio Arts                                                                                    

                                    Concordia University, Montreal, QC (expected 2019)

 

2006                           Post Graduate Diploma, Narrative Directing                                                                               

                                    Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AU

 

2004                           BA in Theatre, minor in Filmmaking

                                    Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

 

1998 – 2001             The New School, New York, NY                                                                                                                      

                                   (Coursework towards BA) Social Sciences and Humanities

 

1991-1992                The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - West, Los Angeles, CA                                                                     

 

FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR

 

  • NATASHA & SAM - 2019, 20-min, experimental-narrative, Red

  • DEAR EMMA, - 2016, 7-min, experimental-narrative, Super 8 and Canon 5D

  • GIRLS WHO SMOKE – 2012, 15-min, narrative, Canon 5D

  • WHOLE PIECES – 2006, 10-min, narrative, Super 16mm

  • THREE PARTS – 2006, 5-min, narrative, Beta SP

  • LOST ALMOST – 2005, 10-min, experimental. 16mm

  • ANNIE & MARY: Reflections on the Railroad, 2003, 10-min, documentary, 16mm

 

 

VIDEOS

 

  • ANDROMEDA ANDROMEDA (trailer) for Barbara Draeger’s clown/harp theatre show

  • UPSTATE: Photographs by Tema Stauffer, 2018, 2-min, Kickstarter campaign video

  • IN FOCUS: Desiree de Jesus – 2017, 1.5-min, Public Scholars profile/Concordia University

  • A SECOND CHANCE – 2009, 14-min, documentary, New York Dept. of Education

 

FESTIVAL AWARDS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

2019 - 52nd Humboldt International Film Festival,  Judge

2018 - 45th Concordia Film Festival , Judge: 2nd year films

2016 - DEAR EMMA, 7-min, narrative

  • Festival: NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & TV) Fall online Shorts Festival, 2017

2012 - GIRLS WHO SMOKE, 15-min, narrative

  • Audience Award: Post Alley Film Festival, (2014), Seattle, WA

  • Selected for 3 “Best of” Bluestocking Screenings (2013-14), Maine and NYC

  • Screened at 18 Festivals across the US, Canada and Europe including:

       Through Women’s Eyes, Sarasota, The Big Apple, Pittsburgh International, Coney Island, 20 Min Max, Victoria Film                    Festival, Ohio Independent, and The Garden State Film Festival

    2006 -  WHOLE PIECES, 10-min, narrative, Super 16mm

  • Festivals: New Filmmakers (Anthology Film Archives, NYC, 2009) & the Golden Lion Film Festival (Swaziland, South Africa, 2007)

    2005 -  Lost Almost, 10-min, experimental-narrative, 16mm

  • Festivals: Inside Out (Toronto LGBT, 2005), Humboldt International (Arcata, CA 2004), Antimatter Underground (Victoria BC, 2005), Fire Island Film and Video Festival (LGBT, New York, 2005)

    2003 -  Annie & Mary: Reflections on the Railroad, 10-min, documentary, 16mm

  • Festivals: Sacramento International Film Festival (2009), Wild Rivers Film Festival (Arcata, CA 2009), Brooklyn Arts Council Int’l Film and Video Festival (2005), Humboldt International (2004)

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2018    NYWIFT (New York Women in Film & TV) “Women Calling The Shots” photo exhibit

             Whitebox Gallery, 329 Broome Street, NYC

2017    MFA Open Studios, Film Production, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

              16mm projection/performance & digital projection collaboration with Farid Yahaghi

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS

 

    2018    Graduate Student Mobility Award, Concordia University

    2017    Conference & Exposition Award (for Munich Crowdfunding presentation), Concordia University

    2017    Concordia University International Tuition Award of Excellence  (May 2017-April 2019)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

June 2018      HFF (University of Television and Film Munich), Munich, Germany

  • Master class on Directing Actors for students in workshop with adjunct, Sanne Kurz

June 2017      HFF (University of Television and Film Munich), Munich, Germany

  • Visiting artist co-teaching cinematography workshop with adjunct, Sanne Kurz

2017-2018    Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Teaching Assistant;

  • Film Production I with professor, Roy Cross, Fall 2017, Winter 2018

  • History of Film to 1959 with Film Studies professor, David Douglas, Fall 2017

2016-2017    Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Teaching Assistant;

  • Film Production III with professor, Louise Lamarre, Fall 2016

  • Body, Art and The State with professor, Tatiana Koroleva, Winter 2017

2010-2011    Educational Video Center, Satellite Academy High School, New York, NY

  • Resident teacher of documentary filmmaking

2009-2011    Wingspan Arts, Young Adult Borough Center at John Adams HS, Ozone Park, Queens, NY

  • Residency as teacher and supervising director for documentary and media classes

 

ARTIST LECTURES

 

June 2017      Munich Film Works and HFF, Munich, Germany

  • Crowdfunding 101 Presentation with Sanne Kurz for local filmmakers and artists

Mar. 2017      Rough Cuts // Short Takes, Film Studies Symposium, Concordia University, QC

  • Presentation (on being a member of) The Academic and Artistic Precariat

Feb. 2017       Concordia University, Montreal, QC

  • Artist Talk for Studio Arts course: Body, Arts, and The State

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2018    Tawny Foskett: Filmmaker, The Native Society, Native AdVantage

            http://thenativesociety.com/nativeadmission/2018/4/9/tawny-foskett-filmmaker.html

 

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

 

2016-2017    Research Assistant; “Dwellings” (Indigenous-focused roaming theatrical production)                      

for Professor, Dr. Ursula Neuerburg-Denzer, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

  • Administration and Coordinating between students, RAs and technicians

  • Overseeing and maintaining the project budget in adherence to the grant

  • Creation of two video pieces for the production

 

2010    Director; “The Red Anthology” People Lounge, New York City, NY

For playwright & NYU professor, Gordon Farrell’s original production

 

2000-2001    Assistant Director, Stage Manager “The Vagina Monologues”

The Red Barn Theater, Key West, FL

 

 

SELECT WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2015 & 2016

Film Office Coordinator

World Dramatic, New Frontier films & Special Events (Episodic)

The Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT​

           

2013 - 2014

General Manager, cinema                                                                                                                                           

The Beekman Theatre, New York, NY

2012 - 2014

Assistant Organizer / Co-Producer

NYC Screenwriters Collective, New York, NY​

2012 - 2013

Theatre Manager, cinema

The Picture House, Pelham, NY

 

ADDITIONAL STUDIES

 

April. 2018

  • Graduate Seminar in University Teaching, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

Five-day seminar examining various approaches to teaching

-Experience with: lesson planning, teaching strategies and creating a syllabus

 

2010-2011

  • Adrienne Weiss's Directing Actors workshops, New York, NY

- Scene Study with Brad Barnes, 2011

- Foundation course with Adrienne Weiss, 2010

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1993-1994

  • Sal Romeo’s Scene Study, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

NYWIFT (New York Women In Film & Television) 2011-Present / Film Fatales, Montreal division 2017-Present / ELAN (English Language Arts Network), Montreal 2014-2017 / Montreal Film Group 2014-Present / Women In Production 2012-Present / NYC Screenwriters Collective 2009-2014 / Shooting People (New York & UK) 2009-2014