Supervision of Graduate Students

I am overjoyed to have worked with the following students who have each completed their MFA at the University of Regina, either in "Media" or in "Interdisciplinary Studies". Unless otherwise stated, I acted as either a supervisor or as a co-supervisor.

Fazail Mustafa Lutfi (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Co-supervisor: Rachellel Viader Knowles. Thesis project: Eye Spied with My Little ‘I’s, an intermedia installation exhibited at the MacKenzie Art Gallery with critical engagement paper "Once Upon a Place…Eye Spied with My Little ‘I’s" in October 2006.

Deric Olsen (supervisor, Media Production)

Thesis project: The Phoenix Agenda, a spy genre feature film and critical engagement paper "Familiarity, Proficiency and the Authorial Endeavor in Digital Filmmaking", 2007. (link to 2012 feature film project)

Donna Lynne McGregor (committee member, Media Production)

Supervisor: Sheila Petty. Thesis project: 365 Days of A, a feature length screenplay and critical engagement paper, 2007.

Chrystene Ells (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Co-supervisors: Leesa Streifler and Mary Blackstone. Thesis project: SISU: The Death of Tom Sukanen a feature film with critical engagement paper of the same name, 2009. Ells is now the artistic director of IPUFF and a director of The Cabinet Collective.

Janine Windolph (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Co-supervisor: Carmen Robertson. Thesis project: a series of short documentaries under umbrella title More Questions Than Ancestors with critical engagement paper "More Questions Than Ancestors: Decolonization Family History Through Personal", 2010.

Trevor Grant (co-supervisor, Media Production)

Co-supervisor: Christine Ramsay. Thesis project: Come and See. And I Saw, a projection installation at the MacKenzie Art Gallery with critical engagement paper "Revelations", 2012.

David Gane (committee member, Media Production)

Supervised by Sheila Petty. Thesis project: Black Bear, a feature length screenplay along with critical engagement paper "Constructing Memories", 2013.

Geremy Lague (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Co-supervisor: Robert Truszkowski. Thesis project: Anti-Social Media, an installation of print and archaic media art at the MacKenzie Art Gallery with critical engagement paper of the same name, 2015. link to Mutoscope wiki - link to dead cinema wiki, and StererObscura at YAAG program.

Saqib Noman (co-supervisor, Media Production)

Co-supervisor: Christine Ramsay. Thesis project; As I Remember, a half hour film with critical engagement paper of the same name, 2015.

Robert Hillstead (supervisor, Media Production)

Thesis project: Blossoms, a surrealist inspired feature film with critical engagement paper "The Irrational Method", 2015.

An An (supervisor, Media Production)

Thesis project: It's Good For You , an animated film about mother/daughter conflict in China, 2016.

Zaheer Shahid (committee member, Media Production)

Supervisor: Sheila Petty. Thesis project: "Himalaya" , a screenplay using queer theory and identity discourse to investigate turbulent identities, 2016.

Xin Shen (co-supervisor, Media Production)

Co-supervisor: Mark Wihak. Thesis project; Meat, a short hybrid film, 2016.

Rania Al Harthi (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Co-supervisor: Kathryn Bracht. Thesis project; Nora's Tranformative Journey: From A Doll's House and The Little Mermaid to the Way Home, 2017.

Kallie Garcia (committee member, Visual Art)

          Supervised by Robert Truszkowski and Sean Whalley. Thesis project, gallery exhibition at the Fifth Parallel Altogether but Unsettling (April/May 2017) and supporting paper "Personal Struggles, Secrets and Vulnerabilities", 2017.

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I am working with a number of other students currently and certainly would welcome more. The deadline to apply to enter the program is February 15 of each year. For more information, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Regina.

Current students I am supervising in the program, but who have not yet completed the program, include:

Jingyi Zhang (co-supervisor, Media Production)

Xincheng Zhang (supervisor, Media Production)

Vishal Rajput (co-supervisor, Media Production)

Sandra Staples-Jetko (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)

Berny Hi (co-supervisor, Interdisciplinary Studies)
Maricarmen Tay-Lee (co-supervision, Media Production)

(Photo of Gerald Saul by Trevor Grant)