D. Kohl Glass and Professor Stan Ferguson, Theater and Media Arts
The Promethean, a modern retelling of the Greek myth Prometheus, was completed in March of 2003. Since that time, it has won the Audience Choice Award at Brigham Young University’s Final Cut Student Film Showcase, as well as the awards for Outstanding Narrative, Outstanding Editing, Best Performance by a Lead Actor (Chris Kendrick), and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress (Diane Rane) at BYU’s 2003 Theater and Media Arts Awards. In addition, it was awarded Best Overall Film at Northwestern University’s Flicker Film Festival, and first place at the Third Annual LDS Film Festival. It has also played at the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, the 28th Cleveland International Film Festival, and the 14th Annual Cinequest Film Festival, which is considered to be one of the top ten film festivals in the world. The Promethean has also received excellent reviews on both The Internet Movie Data Base and FilmThreat.com.
The money I received from the ORCA grant went exclusively into the cost of production, which ultimately was about $5,000. The biggest cost was the processing and transfer which was roughly $2,000.
I proposed to make a visually appealing and intriguing narrative film, that I hoped would open doors for me within the industry, and I am very happy with the results. When it came time to find money for my next project it was far less difficult, because I had a professional looking piece to illustrate the kind of filmmaker I am. The Promethean has been a great calling card, and I have caught the attention of and been able to network with some very influential people in the film industry.
I am extremely grateful for the assistance Orca has given me and the opportunities that have opened up for me because I was given the opportunity to make The Promethean