The internship program at Aurora Picture Show is an important part of our Education and Outreach initiatives. By working with university students and aspiring film/art professionals, Aurora aspires to inspire and engage future arts leaders in the community. The Aurora internship program helps young professionals gain hands-on experience to help foster their future careers. This Summer we welcome four new faces to our home. These young professionals will be part of the backbone of our office and programs. You will see them at our events helping with event set-up, check-in and screening management. Please say "howdy." We adore them - and know that you will too!
SUMMER FILMMAKING APPRENTICE
Nathalie Phan is a full-time adventurer, part-time goof, determined ruler of the world, and repeat offender of enjoying life a little too much. College poor and personality rich, she resides in Austin, Texas where she attends St. Edward’s University as a Digital Media Management and Communication student. She is happiest when her creative capacities are used at a maximum level. Coming into college, Nathalie started a campus radio station (because why not?) and won various scholarships and awards for her leadership and community-oriented ambition. She commits to a values-led philosophy of life and strives to connect with others through her art and work. Some of her favorite things in life include ice cream, Houston, hypoallergenic cats, sweaty yoga, and micro-blogging.
Zech is a 19 year old student studying Art History at the University of
Houston. He fell in love with video art after seeing Michael Robinson’s
Light is Waiting and has wanted to learn more ever since. Brandon is
highly involved with the Houston arts community and can regularly be
found perusing museums and gallery openings. As an avid printmaker, he
aspires to assist in a print studio later in his life. He can normally
be found eating pizza at either Barry’s or Café Brazil.
Caitlin Little is an 18 year old born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. She is currently a sophomore studying at Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine arts in Boston. She plans to earn a degree in Fine Arts (film and photography) and Sociology with a focus on media and society. Caitlin is intrigued with people and how they function in society. She likes to mix her keen interest in people with her films and photography.
If there is an adventure or exploration offered you can find Caitlin to be signed up and excited to experience any thing new that may occur. One of her nicknames growing up was “The Go Go Girl” because she was always game to go somewhere, when they asked who wants to go, she always said “I’ll go, I’ll go!”
To describe Caitlin in three words is a challenge but; imaginative, sociable, and explorer would help you understand her. Caitlin also enjoys collecting magnets, drinking chocolate milk, and eating all types of food!
KATRINA VAN LAAN
VIDEO ARCHIVE INTERN
Raised in Houston,TX , Katrina became interested in art at a young age which she pursued in high school interning and working at the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and leading clubs at the Awty International School. Once
entering college, Katrina expanded her interest to film by taking cinema studies and production courses. Currently a sophomore concentrating in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University,she has since served as a production assistant on two Brown produced student films, and works part time as a Media Production Assistant on campus. Her interests outside art include cats, novels, and green tea.