Author - Dennis Arp

"Two Distant Strangers" trio with Oscars

Chapman Filmmaking Friends Achieve Oscar Success With “Two Distant Strangers” Alumni colleagues' contributions to the Academy Award winner about police violence reflect a collaborative spirit that thrives in Dodge College’s artful community.

The first time Alex Odesmith ’13 sat down to edit “Two Distant Strangers,” he struggled to “live in the space” of the challenging film. He walked away from the computer, stepped outside and said to himself, “I think I...

Dusan Brown in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

“Ma Rainey” Breakthrough Both Meaningful and Bittersweet for Chapman Film Student Dusan Brown '24 discusses acting with Chadwick Boseman and finding opportunities for artistic growth in Dodge College's collaborative filmmaking community.

For actor Dusan Brown ‘24, the recently released Netflix film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was both a breakthrough opportunity and a bittersweet experience. Playing Sylvester in the adaptation of August Wilson’s revered...