Alumni Spotlights

UFO Presents: Matthew Thill, B.A. '14

Matthew Thill

UFO is excited to announce it's guest speaker for fall term:  Matthew Thill, Assistant Production Manager of Oregon-based LAIKA Studios and Cinema Studies alum, class of 2014!

Monday, November 14th at 6 pm in McKenzie Hall 125
Space is limited and RSVP is Required to attend.  Follow @uofilm on Instagram for more information and to RSVP.

Matthew Thill is an Assistant Production Manager at LAIKA Studios and graduated from UO in 2014 with a degree in Cinema Studies. He bounced around for 1 year doing freelance work, but has stuck on at LAIKA since November of 2015. He worked in the central Production team for Kubo & the Two Strings, was an AD on the shooting floor of Missing Link, before pivoting over to the Animation team, where he currently works as an Assistant Production Manager during the filming of the recently announced Wildwood. Off the clock, Matthew can be found being a real baseball nerd either watching/playing, traveling around the lovely west coast, or at home playing with his cats. 

UO Alumni Feature Film World Premiere at Merced Queer Film Festival

The Last Day of Retrograde movie poster

University of Oregon Cinema Studies alumni Brad Burke (2015), Claire Haines (2015), Bronwyn Thomas (2020), and Minjoo Jang (2021) have a feature film getting its World Premiere at the Merced Queer Film Festival in Merced, California on May 21st. Their film, The Last Day of Retrograde, is nominated for 6 awards at the event, including Best Feature, Best Comedy Feature, Best Director, Best Female Identifying Performer (two nominations), and Best Male Identifying Performer. The film has already won Best Queer Feature at the Bright International Film Festival during a private screening with festival judges.

The Duck Stops Here Podcast: A Conversation with Pixar's Maura Turner and Greg Snyder

The Duck Stops Here: A Conversation with Maura Turner and Greg Snyder

Tune in to this latest episode of "The Duck Stops Here Podcast" with two Pixar Ducks:

  • Greg Snyder, BA '92 (Communications and Film) who is a Film Editor at Pixar
  • Maura Turner, BA '14 (Cinema Studies) who is a Feature Relations Project Manager at Pixar

Hosted by Cinema Studies Associate Professor Michael Aronson


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