DMA premieres, showcases to highlight students’ work


HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The senior film and animation premieres and showcases will highlight the talented works of Huntington University’s senior digital media arts students.

The senior premiere will feature completed productions that represent the culmination of the artistic journey of the digital media arts majors. The senior live-action film premiere will be held at 8:30 p.m. May 4. The senior animation premiere will be held at 8:30 p.m. May 8.

The spring animation and film showcases will feature 2D and 3D animated short films, interactive iPad apps, digital illustrations and painting, live action short films, stop motion short films, stop motion puppets, motion graphics, graphic novels, children’s books and more created by digital media arts students. The live-action film showcase will be held at 7 p.m. May 4. The animation showcase will be held at 7 p.m. May 8.

All events are free and open to the public. The premiere and the showcases will be held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Senior animation majors participating include:

  • Derek Bortz of Clarks Mills, Pa.
  • Susanna Bucci of Wilmington, Del.
  • Sean Cruse of Melville, N.Y.
  • Katie Eder of Onsted, Mich.
  • Katherine Kinnamon of Pendleton, Ind.
  • Lisa Knight of Tucson, Ariz.
  • Jake Knight of Fisherville, Ky.
  • Ben Kroll of Mount Lake Park, Md.
  • Sarah Krzynowek of New Hartford, Conn.
  • Justin Siemens of Brandon, S.D.
  • Matthew Weener of Hudsonville, Mich.
  • Rachel Wonderlin of Carmel, Ind.

Senior film majors participating include:

  • Alicia Fisher of St. Marys, Iowa
  • Alyson Eddy of Lucas, Ohio
  • Shawn Franklin of Marietta, Ga.
  • Jim Marbach of Berne, Ind.


Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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