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William Smyth,

Erik Latek, Nickolas Palermo,

George T. Marshall,

J. Scott Oberacker &

Duncan Putney


2014 Graphic Design by

Michael J. Chevalier





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This April 6-13, 2014:



Ninth annual event takes place April 6-13th in collaboration with Roger Williams University. Highlights include major international shorts and features, and documentaries and a celebration of the arts.


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Who's-Who Creating the 2014 Festival

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ameliaAmelia Allwarden is a member of the class of 2014 at Roger Williams University with a major In Visual Communications and Film, and a Minor in Visual Arts. Film and media is her passion, and she hopes to work in film editing and design in the future. She grew up in a small farm town in New Hampshire where she has been making films since elementary school, employing all the neighborhood kids as actors and production assistants. In her spare time, she loves to read adventure and fantasy novels, and walk her adorable dog Fiona.





maiaMaia Buckingham is a junior at Roger Williams University majoring in Graphic Design Communications and minoring in Photography and Web Development. She is from Cambridge, Vermont. Maia also has interests in other forms visual art such as film, painting, and drawing. She is really excited to be a part of the 2014 Roving Eye Film Festival and hopes to learn a lot about what kind of work goes into executing and designing for such a production. She looks forward to using this experience to add to her design and visual arts repertoire.






andrewAndrew Burgess is a charming young buck from the woods of Maine. He attended the prestigious Hebron Academy before moving on to Roger Williams University where he is a communications major and Film minor on track to graduate in 2015. Andrew has a passion for music and photography as well as enjoying the outdoors of his native homeland. He is particularly talented with audio and loves sound design. He is hoping to continue improving his skills and knowledge of the world around him through hard work and determined ethic.





alexAlex Campbell is a freshman hailing from the small town of Winsted in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut. He is currently majoring in Marine Biology and minoring in Film Studies. He is an avid member of the schools film club and has worked on the set of sitcom pilot. He has a passion for photography and videography. He continues to cultivate his knowledge of film and the industry while working hard to gain a place within it. Outside of film Alex works in the Roger Williams Campus’s wet lab helping further the scientific projects of several scientists and researchers. He has spent time traveling to eight different counties including Japan, Italy, and France to name a few. He hopes to one day work in the realm of Natural Photography/Videography and travel the world while doing so.


samSamantha Christopher is a member of the class of 2014 at Roger Williams University where she is studying media communications with a focus in public relations. She was born in the North End of Boston, Mass. and grew up in a small town outside the city called Manchester-by-the-Sea. Samantha has always had a passion for sports and has pursued a number of internships in the field. She interned with Manuka Sports Event Management out of Newport, RI in the Fall of 2013 and is currently interning with the Roger Williams University athletic department as an athletic communications assistant. Through these internships she has further developed her skills in writing, public relations, interviewing, researching, social media, and event planning. She would like to enter the sports industry upon graduation working in either a community relations or a media relations department for a team or athletic organization. Samantha is excited to be a part of the 2014 Roving Eye Film Festival team and hopes it will give her new experiences in event planning outside the sports industry as well as further develop her communication and people skills.


samDSamantha D’Orsi is a member of the class of 2014 at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.. She studied Journalism and Film Studies. Samantha interned with WCVB’s (Channel 5 Boston) Chronicle – New England’s longest running news magazine – in the summer of 2013. Samantha also interned in the newsroom of WCVB during the spring of 2014. Here, she worked directly with the producers and writers of the nightly news broadcasts. In addition to her studies, Samantha excelled in her role as a Health and Wellness Educator (HAWE) on campus since 2011 and as a member of the Dance Club since 2010. As a senior at RWU, Samantha served as Dance Club’s President. She has experience in long and short verse writing, can efficiently use various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Wordpress, and can film and edit video in Final Cut Pro. During her senior year of high school, Samantha co-hosted and produced a sports talk show that aired on the local network. Samantha grew up just outside of Boston, Mass., where she plans to start her career in the journalism field.


benBen Eberle is a senior at Roger Williams University, majoring in Philosophy with a core concentration in Music. He is very interested in film from a critical perspective, and greatly enjoys the works of Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and Ingmar Bergman. Ben spends a lot of his time writing, performing, and listening to music, which has been a significant factor in the greater part of his life. His other interests include science fiction, literature, 16-bit RPGs, and collecting various forms of media. After graduation, he hopes to focus more on music and working in residential home care.





sydneySydney Eason is a senior at Roger Williams University , majoring in Media Communications with a concentration in Public Relations with a minor in dance and graphic design. Currently, she is the Secretary of our Public Relations Student Society of America chapter (PRSSA). Sydney has been a PR intern for Linden Place Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, Eason Partners, and StyleWeek Northeast located in Providence, Rhode Island, She is also on the Regional Board of Directors for NEACURH. Sydney has volunteered at the Woodshole film festival. Her love for film has grown through the years as she has spent numerous hours watching her father write screenplay after screenplay. Other interest include, travel, reading, fashion, music and all things sports.


maceyMacey Farnsworth is a Journalism major and French minor in the class of 2015 at Roger Williams University. Born and raised in New Milford, Conn. She has always had an interest in film and hopes a cultivation class like such will further develop her skills to one day work at a magazine in New York City. Other interests include photography and traveling. On campus, Macey is a member of the Roger Williams Equestrian Team.







FrancesFrancis Ferdinand is a member of the class of 2017 at Roger Williams University with a major in Music. From Cape Coral, Fl. She has always had in interest in the medium of film and all of its inner workings. With taking this class Francis hopes to gain further knowledge into the unique world of film. Francis’s other interests include traveling, singing and reading. She would like to put her passion for music and film hand in hand and be able to work with the scoring of movies.






taylorTaylor Johnson is a senior at Roger Williams University whose major is Media Communications (Public Relations) with a minor in e-Business. Currently, she is the Vice President of our Public Relations Student Society of America chapter (PRSSA). Taylor has been a PR intern for The SYNERGY Events for Boston and London fashion week, an intern in the Media Relations department at Roger Williams University and currently at RDW group, a Public Relations and Advertising company located in Providence, RI. These internships have all been extremely valuable and helped her further her knowledge of the PR profession thus far. She looks forward to start off her career at a PR or advertising firm she is passionate about.



BrandonBrandon Lehman is a senior at Roger Williams University, studying Art and Architectural History with minors in Business and Visual Arts. Throughout his four years at Roger Williams University, Brandon has competed on the Roger Williams University Men’s Swimming team, this past season as the captain of the program, and has served on the E-Board for the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee. Having studied the history of fine arts for the past three years, film presents a refreshing take on perspective and narrative. With aspirations to continue studies in Art and Architectural History, Brandon would like to find work preferably in the New England area, after having grown up in Norfolk, Massachusetts and spending the last five years calling Cape Cod home.




adamAdam Mennonna












jacobJacob Nussbaum is a member of the Roger Williams University Journalism class of 2014. He has also taken classes in Film Studies and Political Science. He is from Westport, Conn. Jacob has seen improvement in his research, cataloguing, writing, copyediting, and interviewing skills thanks to his time at RWU. Jacob is currently an editorial assistant intern for the Marketing & Communications Department at RWU, where he produces and writes content for the RWU Magazine and PDQ@RWU. Jacob will use his experience to bring top quality work to his future career. To learn more about Jacob visit his LinkedIn page.




leahLeah Peters is a senior at Roger Williams University majoring in Public Relations with a core concentration in International Studies. She spent her spring semester of junior year studying abroad in London. While there she saw many movies and even got the opportunity to go to a couple premieres while also got to experience the red carpet at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. She absolutely loves movies and is always watching them in her free time. She is excited to be helping with the 2014 Roving Eye Film Festival because after school she hopes to get a job in event planning, so this is the perfect experience for her. Other interests include, photography, fashion, traveling. On campus Leah is the President of the RWU Women's Center.


meghanMeghan Petrell is a member of Roger William University’s class of 2014. As a senior she is pursuing a major in Spanish Education, however she plans to spend a few years, traveling and teaching English as a second language. Through her studies she has realized the importance of diversity and acceptance in all aspects of life, and hopes to teach these values to her future students. Since taking film classes at RWU, Meghan has developed a passion for viewing, analyzing, and discussing different types of films by recognizing their positive qualities and assessing those that are negative. Her interest in event planning will be a contribution to the 2014 Roving Eye Film Festival, along with her revision skills from working as a writing tutor for the past four years. She hopes that this experience in film curation will open different opportunities for the future.


MaryMary Rooney is a member of Roger Williams University Class of 2014. She is studying Public Relations with a minor in e-business. She grew up on the coast of New Jersey in a small town called Avon-by-the-Sea. Mary has two older sisters and two younger brothers. Other than being a student at RWU, Mary has held many different internships involving public relations, social media, promotions, digital journalism, and television production. In her spare time, Mary enjoys going for leisurely runs, reading and hanging out with friends.





RJRonald Scofield or RJ as he prefers to be called, is a member of the Roger Williams University Class of 2015 majoring in Journalism with a minor in English Literature. Born and bred in Norwalk, Connecticut (home of the "World's Largest Dairy Store” as featured in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not), RJ discovered his love for writing and reporting after acting as Editor-in-Chief of his high school’s newspaper; an online publication that he also co-managed the creation of from the ground up. He has a passion for writing, as well as music, sports, travel, and the art of animation. As a university junior, he currently acts as the news editor of the Roger Williams print publication The Hawks Herald as well as the President of the Musicians' Guild. He is working towards completing his education and pursuing a career in either print/broadcast writing or working in the entertainment industry (particularly film or music). Follow him on Twitter: @RJScofield


charlesCharles Stanley is a senior at Roger Williams University majoring in Global Communication with a minor in Philosophy. Charles is originally born in Sydney, Australia but spent his time growing up in Westport, CT when his father moved for work purposes. He recently spent his winter intersession studying abroad in Dublin focusing on the different aspects of media including film, where he discovered new techniques and tools people in the industry use in order to create different forms of film. Charles has always enjoyed films from a young age and continues to follow the industry. He looks forward to contributing to the 2014 Roving Eye Film Festival because he plans to be involved in event planning as a career after school. Charles is the captain of the men's rugby team and works well in team environments. He hopes to use this experience to help improve his skill set and further his ability in the professional field.


MargaretMargaret Sullivan a senior at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She is working towards a major in communications, with a concentration in Public Relations as well as a minor in business. While Margaret is working towards her degree in Media Communication, she has balanced athletics and academics. Margaret has held numerous internships; some of those internships are StyleWeek Northeast located in Providence, Rhode Island, Media Relations Department Intern on Roger Williams Campus located in the Law School, Linden Place Museum PR Marketing Intern located in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Lou Hammond & Associates PR Intern located in New York City. While Margaret’s head are not in the books she loves swimming, hanging out with her family and everything Old Navy! She is on the Women’s Swimming & Diving team at Roger Williams. Margaret is hard working, and gives 100% to everything she does!


nicoleNicole Vermes is a current junior at Roger Williams University. Born and raised in Winchester, MA she has a major in graphic design and two minors in photography/digital media as well as web development. Her interests for film developed out of her passion for photography in High School. While in College she is exploring her own talents with creating films as well as being inspired and educated about the film industry as a whole. While exploring these topics she has been learning many new software programs in order to combined all of her areas of study. Taking classes within all of these areas has proven there are so many ways to combine her interests in design, photography, web development, and film!



Graphic Designers for Roving Eye: Years 2011, 2012 & 2013


chrisChristopher Capozzi is from Wenham, Massachusetts. He is a graduate student of architecture with minors in photography, digital media and animation. He has always been interested in film production and enjoys watching movies in his spare time. He has recently become interested in combining his attraction towards film with his architectural background. He hopes to work with film and animation as a means of viewing and understanding architecture and space. His goals and ambitions after graduation include spending time working with special effects and editing before returning to the architectural profession, offering a unique perspective and skill set.


AaronAaron P. Poisson was the Art Director for the 2011 Roving Eye International Film Festival. Aaron resides in Bristol, Rhode Island where he also studies at Roger Williams University. He is perusing a Bachelors of Science degree in Graphic Design Communication. Furthermore, he is serving the Army National Guard as a Sergeant of Charlie Battery 1-103rd Field Artillery. Aaron is a member of the local film-making community and is the Chief Executive Officer of Eyeris Productions, an independent production company in Rhode Island.




nick Nicholas Souza is a member of the Roger Williams University class of 2013. He is majoring in Journalism with a minor in Film. He started working in video when he was a sophomore in high school, working with his local access television station. While working there he learned to both shoot and edit video.


He took the skills that he learned in high school to RWU where he both improved them and used them in internships and jobs. In his freshman year he worked on The Feed, a student operated video news organization. He has also worked as a media intern and video editor for both small and large businesses such as Phillips&Garcia PC and Jamestown distributors. After completing his degree, Nick hopes to work in video editing and digital journalism.




RWU PARKING INFORMATION: From Providence: Take Routes 136 South or 114 S passing campus on the left. Take a left at the traffic light just before the Mount Hope Bridge, onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.


From Newport: Take 114N over the Mount Hope Bridge and take the first right off the bridge onto Old Ferry Road. Enter the campus via the front gate passing Campus Security.


Guests should enter through the main entrance at the fountain. they will be able to obtain a guest parking pass. Lot 24a will be blocked off for guests of the festival. Proceed through the main entrance through to the lot 24a on left. Events will take place in the Marine and Natural Bldg., Global Heritage Hall and the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.


Look for signage noting "Event Parking."

Our Collaborative Partners:





The 2014 Roving Eye International Film Festival is sponsored by The RI Film & the Television Office; Flickers; the Edwin S. Soforenko Foundation; the Helene and Bertram Bernhardt Foundation; Roger Williams University Office of the Provost; the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences; the Department of Communications; Hillel; and the Spiritual Life Program.