Second year Film Production student, Kevin Saxby, was accepted to the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (http://www.nffty.org) in Seattle. The film selected, Bubble Bath, was the one he made to apply to the program – it worked, because he got in!
His screening information: http://www.nffty.org/event/the-last-laugh-2?back=6614
Kevin’s story: Kevin grew up in a tiny patch of Washington suburbia known as Woodinville. He spent most of his youth writing poems, short stories, and plays, all of which were pretty terrible. A couple of them were mildly entertaining, but mostly they were bad. It was this self-deprecating attitude that pushed him to be critical of his writing and hone his skills as a storyteller. Before he could truly come into his own, however, he got sidetracked by the sport of rowing. He rowed and rowed all throughout high school and was too exhausted to spend time writing any more stories that were probably just going to be crappy anyway. When he graduated high school in 2011, he decided to attend Western Washington University in Bellingham. After about a year there, he realized he had no idea what he was doing in life, and so he set out on a cross-country bicycle trip to find some answers. He didn’t really find any, but he did come across an old working GoPro in the bottom of a lake. By the time he’d reached New York, he had over two hundred videos, and proceeded to make his first ever, semi-coherent movie and posted it online. From there on out, it was clear that making films was what Kevin wanted to do. He spent the next two years waiting tables and coaching rowing while finishing up an associates transfer degree from a nearby community college. He wrote for a now defunct music and lifestyle website called Hiibye and uploaded a couple of goofy YouTube videos along the way. Eventually he applied and was accepted to the BFA Film Production program at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently finishing up his 2nd year. He is absolutely in love with the city of Vancouver and plans to stay there working on film for a long while.