Alumni Showcase


Welcome to the RTF Alumni Showcase, which highlights some of our recent alumni productions. Our alumni produce both documentary and narrative work, and their films have been showcased in festivals, on television and in theaters around the world. These films, trailers and clips are shown with the filmmakers' permission. For more, please visit our Vimeo page.


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Yizkor (Remembrance)
Ruth Fertig

My grandparents survived the Holocaust but they never talked about it. After discovering a memoir my grandmother had written in the last years of her life, I finally learned their story. Gold Medal Winner Student Academy Awards 2010

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La Pared
Maru Buendia-Senties

"La Pared" defies the Mexican concept of "Macho" as it explores the nature of human instinct and the concept of action and reaction. Fall 2006

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Der Vater (The Father)
James Moore

When Erich, a peaceful man & father of two, is recruited into the Nazi SS Guard, tragic circumstances befall him. He must decide between murdering children or aiding in their escape, knowing that doing so will result in his own death. Spring 2009

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Gabriela Yepes

Nina, a 10 year-old Peruvian girl, discovers the meaning of death when her father asks her to fulfill his last wish. Fall 2008

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Entre Lineas (Between Lines)
Maru Buendia-Senties

"Entre Lineas" is a story about two friends that live on different sides of the Mexican-American border and their universal struggle to maintain and find their own identities in a multicultural society. Fall 2008

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Winnebago Man
Ben Steinbauer

Winnebago Man is a laugh-out-loud look at viral culture and an unexpectedly poignant tale of one man's response to unintended fame. Summer 2010. Explicit Language

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Bryan Poyser

In this tale of sibling rivalry, 2 brothers, Rudy & Paul, represent failure & success. Younger brother Paul is a success, while Rudy struggles from job to job. One thing they have in common is their love for Diana, Rudy's soon-to-be ex-wife. Spring 2010

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Artois the Goat
Cliff Bogart and Kyle Bogart

Lab technician Virgil Gurdies struggles to choose between his truelove Angie and his newfound quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known. Spring 2009

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FourPlay: San Francisco
Director: Kyle Henry

A confident mid-thirties transvestite prostitute, Chris, transforms into Aliya & heads off on a job across the bay. As Aliya is left alone with her client, she discovers a passion she never dreamed possible. Summer 2010.

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Zombie Girl: The Movie
Aaron Marshall

A documentary about 12-year-old Emily Hagins and the feature-length zombie film she directed. 2009

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Along Came Kinky...Texas Jewboy for Governor
David Hartstein

A selection from "Along Came Kinky...Texas Jewboy for Governor" - a film which chronicles singing Jewish cowboy Kinky Friedman's 2006 independent gubernatorial campaign in Texas. Spring 2009

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Laura Dunn

A documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin, Texas, and nature's unexpected response to being threatened by human interference. Spring 2007

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Bryan Bertino

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. Spring 2008

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A young boy's curiosity leads him to discover the terrible realities of war.

Nudge Film Festival, Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, Hampton's International Film Festival - Best Graduate Student Film, San Francisco Bay Area 9th International Latino Film Festival, WESTfest 2005, Cinefestival

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Mnemosyne Rising
Miguel Alvarez

A deep-space transmitter pilot begins to experience unusual flashbacks when he learns he's being sent back to Earth.

2010 SXSW Film Festival, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival - Narrative Short Honorable Mention, Texas Filmmaker's Showcase, CineSol Film Festival, Comicpalooza, Dragon*Con Film Festival - Best Science Fiction Short, New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema, Dallas Video Fest, International Science Fiction Film Festival Korea, Lone Star International Film Festival, 7th Montreal International Black Film Festival, New York International Latino Film Festival, Rose Marine Film Festival, St. Petersburg (Russia) Film Festival