Movie-Making Club: “First Draft”
Ever since the announcement of the new film studies minor, the film-related activities on campus have been increasing rapidly. The biggest proof of that is the establishment of the newest club at AUBG, called Movie-Making Club.
The club was presented last Wednesday in the Andrey Delchev Auditorium to AUBG students and faculty. The event was named “First Draft” and featured an outline of the future goals of the founders, as well as an already developed idea for an upcoming project.
The event was hosted by the President of the club, Ivan Hristov, and the Vice-President, Plamen Kostov. They gave a brief explanation of the idea behind the creation of the Movie-Making Club.
The founders revealed their intention to shoot a mystery-thriller movie related to the issue of autism and played a short teaser.
“We took up the topic of autism, inspired by personal experiences and real events,” Hristov shared.
According to Hristov and Kostov, the club is a new and fresh opportunity for AUBG students to gain knowledge in the area of film. They stressed on the difference between movie-making and the numerous theater projects hapenning on campus. The two hosts even sampled acting on stage versus acting on screen with an improvised humorous short scene from “50 Shades of Grey” to show the clear contrast between these two.
Currently, the team consists of nine members in total. “We’re completely different from each other and we’re probably not the people you’d expect to see running a club,” Hristov said. “We go out, have fun, but when we gather on a meeting, we get mobilized.” The founding team currently consists of the following members:
- President: Ivan Hristov
- Vice-President: Plamen Kostov
- Treasurer: Silviya Grancharova
- Direktor: Samuil Georgiev
- Sales and Marketing: Denitsa Hristova & Ralitsa Tsoneva
- IT Department: Todor Ivanov
- Design: Geri Tugu
- Business: Silviya Grancharova & Gabriela Georgieva
- Creative Department: Plamen Kostov
The recruitment for the departments above will take place between April 6-7, 2015 in the form of interviews. Auditioning for a role in the upcoming movie will require a CV, previously prepared monologues and, last but not least, an enormous amount of enthusiasm.
After the end of the presentation, the team of the Movie-Making Club welcomed the audience in front of the auditorium with a variety of refreshments.
“My expectations about the club are really, really big!” Hristov said. “I don’t see a way how we can fail because this is our dream. I know it’s going to be hard, but I love my team we’re all enthusiastic about the project.”
This article is the joint effort of AUBG Daily’s owls Marina Penkova and Gergana Ivanova.