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AWARD WINNER: Best Student Film


A bull rider who falls out of love with the sport must choose between his family’s legacy of rodeo and his own aspirations of life.


Darius Dawson is an international filmmaker based in Los Angeles. He received his BA in Film Studies from North Carolina State University. After undergraduate studies, he went on to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts based in Singapore for graduate film production where he concentrated in cinematography. He has lensed projects across Southeast Asia, China, and Japan. His projects have screened in several international festivals. After working several years in advertising, Darius has returned to school at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles to focus on directing.

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Drama Block: Not Your Everyday Story

This selection of shorts include projects that are made by or star military / veterans and local films.

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Fri, Sep 27
6:15 pm