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Broadcasting and Digital Media Student Receives Research Grant for Film Project

January 09, 2019

Junior Bailey O'Bryant was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research for his film project, "Triggered." The film features an all-female cast and focuses on a young woman in college who experiences an intensely traumatic experience that causes her sanity and morals to break and chip away.

O'Bryant said his filmmaking is influenced by his desire to portray women, people of color and LGBTQIA beyond Hollywood stereotypes.

"My goal as a director is to show the world that women can be strong and complicated, people of color can carry a story and LGBTQIA people have lives quite similar to heterosexuals," O'Bryant said in his grant proposal.

O'Bryant will present his film at the Kino Short Film Festival, the U of I Undergraduate Research Symposium in April and the Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research in Boise in the summer.

The film project is the product of the School of Journalism and Mass Media's Advanced Digital Media Production classes where students conceive, write, produce and edit a film over the course of two semesters.

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