Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meet Our Summer Interns

Aurora welcomes 2015 Summer interns Dana Suleymanova, Kendall Ayers and Alistair Jones.

Dana will be joining Aurora for the Summer as the ExxonMobil CSJP Summer Filmmaking Apprentice.  This position is made possible thanks to the support of ExxonMobil and Volunteer Houston.  As a full-time intern, Dana would be responsible for managing our Summer education programs for youth offered, specifically our Boot Camps where youth learn about, create and discuss film and video.  In addition to administering the management of the program, the apprentice would also work at the camps as an instructor. Furthermore, this role would be vital to assisting with all Mobile Media Literacy programs under the supervision of Media Arts Education Manager Camilo Gonzalez.

Born in Uzbekistan but raised in America, Dana is a current student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Studio Art and seeking a second major in Radio Television and Film. A graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dana has lived in Houston for about 5 years and is excited to return for the summer and work with Aurora Picture Show. Dana has had a passion for story telling ever since she was young and now she has translated this passion into creating her own stop motion animations. In addition to animation, Dana also uses sculpture, drawing, and performance to help express her narratives She has had the opportunity to show in the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Jung Center, and the Bayou City Arts Festival and is excited for the chance to give back to her community by helping teach at Aurora Picture Show.



Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Alistair is currently in his senior year at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he is pursuing a major in History and a secondary major in Film and Digital Media. A graduate of St. Thomas High School, Alistair is excited to return for the summer to work with Aurora Picture Show in order to strengthen the skills he has learned from his classes. In his free time, Alistair likes to read books and watch movies on historical topics.