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FILM BACKGROUND

I started U.S.C.'s School of Cinema-Television in January of 1984, and spent the next 8 years in Hollywood working and learning from some of the masters of the craft. I earned my stellar degree with my award-winning masters thesis film, "Among the Magic Mountains."  

At U.S.C. I practiced both fiction and non-fiction. The paid work I did was largely in post. From cataloguing several decades worth of films for the Visual Anthropology Department to operations assistant in a commercial video post-production facility. From cutting promos for Z-Channel (an early regional version of TMC) and studios like Paramount Pictures, to cutting and designing multi-screen installations for museums and theme parks. 

AMONG THE MAGIC MOUNTAINS

AMONG THE MAGIC MOUNTAINS

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Among The Magic Mountains 

(1991)

Writer/Producer/Director of 30-minute Narrative Documentary in which the filmmaker learns about a family secret. The LA Times called it, "...a real heart-tugger, Kalynn Huffman’s irresistible “Among the Magic Mountains.”

  • LA Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles, CA

  • Winner, University Film and Video Association Grant

  • San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain

  • Dallas Video Festival, Dallas, TX

  • U.S.C. School of Cinema-Television Alumni gathering and on-campus screening and talk-back.

  • Curated and screened regularly in the “Identity and Home” exhibit of the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C. 1993.

  • Shot on 16mm and Super 8 film, 1991