Jessica Hunt’s Original Short Film Playing in France
Jessica Hunt, a Poteau High School and Carl Albert State College graduate, has written and directed an original short film that is playing at the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival this week. The event is the largest short film festival in the world, and is located about four hours from Paris in Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Hunt, the daughter of Buck and Deborah Hunt, is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Hunt attributes her time at Carl Albert as a crucial time in the development of her pursuit of a film studies degree and career. “The Carl Albert program allows students interested in filmmaking to branch out and explore their skills. It’s where I first learned editing, screenwriting, cinematography, etc. The hands-on experience I received during my time in the program gave me the confidence to continue on with filmmaking. Completing my first two years at Carl Albert and then transferring to a university has been a great path for me as I work toward my career goals.”
Regarding Hunt’s film, she explained that she submitted her film for consideration alongside many other OU students and was fortunate to have hers selected for the festival in France. Hunt concluded, “I think one of the good things about film is there are tons of varying jobs within the industry which all demand different skill sets. It’s very diverse so if you have an interest in films in any way, I say go for it!”
If interested in a degree in film from Carl Albert State College, contact Marcus Blair at 918-647-1452.