Students Direct, Edit and Produce "Wild Seeds" Music Video for Sa-Roc
BY Felix van Kann, June 4, 2021
Student Aliza Brugger recently directed and edited the music video for artist Sa-Roc's new single Wild Seeds. Alumnus Scott Gerlomes '20 served as producer. The video, which was released on YouTube on May 21, 2021, has already gathered more than 30,000 views.
Watch the video below.
In addition to her success with the project, Brugger’s short film, Roadkill, screened at the FairyTales Queer Film Festival this week. The film was produced by student Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani and already had many strong festival showings over the last year. In Roadkill, Tillie's lonely life as a roadkill removal worker is destabilized when Wanda, a lively stranger, comes to town.
Aliza Brugger is a New York City based producer, director and screenwriter originally from Nebraska. She has written, directed and produced several features, TV pilots and short films that have screened in festivals all over the world. Brugger enjoys exploring themes of sexuality, female connection, nature and dystopia. Her goal as a filmmaker is to create stories that connect viewers to the image, to each other and to the world.
Scott Gerlomes is a Los Angeles based independent film producer. He graduated from the University of Kansas film program in 2016 and the Columbia University MFA film program in 2020, where he earned both Honors recognition and the Richard Brick Award for Special Distinction in Line Producing (2020).
Colombian writer and director Kathy Esquenazi-Mitrani is currently based in New York. Her short film Rozada premiered at Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2020, screened at AFI Fest 2020 in mid October and was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Her short film Buzzkill premiered at the Chicago Film Festival and showed at many other film festivals, including the Miami Film Festival 2021.