Columbia Film Wins Gold at Student Academy Awards

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Under, directed by Mark Raso ('12 SOA), written by Raso and Jake Crane (4th year Screenwriting) and produced by Jean-Marceau Sécheret ('11 SOA) won a Gold Medal in the Narrative category at this year's 39th Annual Student Academy Awards.

The Gold Medal is the highest honor presented to student filmmakers by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Student Academy Awards and automatically qualifies the winning films to compete in the corresponding shorts categories at the upcoming Oscars. The Gold medal also carries a $5000 cash award.

Read more about Mark Raso and his time in the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program


Mark Raso's acceptance speech.



A clip from Under, the story of a young couple who journey to a remote mountain cabin to detox.

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