Upcoming Events

  • September 4
    TFMS Open House, 7:30-8:30 p.m.+, Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Come enjoy the party! Mandatory for declared and intended TFMS majors.
  • September 9-10
    Auditions, Much Ado About Nothing, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Bruce Davis Theater, MH. Contact the director, Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, for information.
  • September 22
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer ("The Act of Killing"), 7:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public. 
  • October 20
    Eighth Annual TFMS Film Series, with filmmaker Lynne Sachs ("Your Day Is My Night"), 8:15 p.m., Cole Cinema, Campus Center. Free and open to the public.
  • October 30-31
    Performances of "Falling Man, a dance-art project," with Leonard Cruz & Caitie Sullivan, 8:00 p.m. (Oct. 30) & 4:30 p.m. (Oct. 31), Boyden Gallery, MH. Free and open to the public.


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TFMS Alumni
Where Are They Now?

Megan Rippey

Megan Rippey (class of 2008, B.A. women, gender, and sexuality studies, minor in theater studies) recently completed her M.F.A. in acting at the California Institute of the Arts (class of 2013).

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Site maintained by:
Mark A. Rhoda
For comments about this site or suggestions for its improvement, contact: marhoda@smcm.edu

David Ellsworth

Associate professor of theater, film, and media studies. Film/video production, screenwriting, non-fiction film history/theory.
email: dellsworth@smcm.edu

David Ellsworth is a documentary and experimental filmmaker whose work has screened at a variety of festivals nationally (Black Maria, Full Frame, Margaret Mead) and abroad (Amsterdam, Havana, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Edinburgh). Dave received his B.A. in English from the University of Virginia before moving to New York, where he worked as a video editor at Broadway Video, Inc. He left New York to earn an M.A. in Educational Media Production at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and later received his M.F.A. in Film and Video Production at the University of Iowa. He has taught at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and Grand Valley State University in Michigan. His teaching and research interests include film/video production, screenwriting, and non-fiction film history/theory. Dave recently completed "Front Street Yard," a short documentary shot at the Padnos Iron and Metal Company in Grand Rapids, MI. He is currently editing an experimental documentary on life in Farmville, VA, and is also continuing production on a documentary about vernacular architecture in Louisa County, VA. (Office: MH 179A)

From David Ellsworth's film 'Front Street Yard' (2011)
from David Ellsworth's film "Front Street Yard" (2011)