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The Summer Film Academy is a unique experience lead by seasoned film professionals from the Dodge Film School.

Harry Cheney

Harry Cheney
Lead Faculty Instructor and Professor and Motion Picture Sound Editor

Harry Cheney has over 30 years’ experience sound editing in the industry. His long list of credits, including feature films (Legends of the Fall, Bottle Rocket, Guarding Tess, Poetic Justice, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Atlas Shrugged, CBGB), TV movies (Sworn to SilenceIntruder, I Want to Live, Dead by Sunset), and TV series (from Smallville and Gilmore Girls to Deadwood), have brought him numerous Emmy and Golden Reel nominations.

Lauren Kacura

Lauren Kacura
Summer Programs Manager and Assistant Director of Admissions

Lauren Kacura graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising in 2009. She has worked at Dodge College since graduation, and currently oversees both graduate and undergraduate admissions, as well as manages the Summer Film Academy. Lauren co-founded the Summer Film Academy with professor Harry Cheney in 2011 as a way for high school students to have a unique experience in learning how all aspects of film and media work, and to discover what a college film program is like.

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