On Saturday April 30, 2016, the Screen Arts student film Good Company tied in the Long Form-Fiction Category for the 2016 College/University Student Production Award through the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Michigan. The awards ceremony was hosted by anchors from Detroit's WDIV TV, Channel 4, and WXYZ TV, Channel 7; and WNEM TV in Saginaw, Bay City, and Flint. Detroit Public Television recorded the event. Screen Arts alumna and Director Claudia Fuentes and senior FTVM major/Producer Hannah Noel received a crystal pillar along with a certificate.
Good Company also received Drama Runner-Up in the December 2015 Lightsworks Festival and was produced out of FTVM 400 taught by Robert Rayher.
The Good Company Production Team:
Director: Claudia Fuentes
Assistant Director & Line Producer: Emily Browning
Co-DPs: Hannah Noel and James Reslier-Wells
Camera Operator: Alex Schunot
Co-Producers: Josh Katzman and Naomi Grablowski
Composer: Thomas Chabalier
Written by Ryan McDonough and Yuri Ramocan
Supervising Editor: Katie Wedemeyer
Good Company tells the story of Max, a financial analyst at an elite firm, who is up for a promotion. He must prove that he is the perfect employee for the position, but his competitive edge and drive for success will only take him so far. Overwhelmed by the pressure he finds himself in when competing for the position, Max begins to lose grip of his reality. Will he achieve his goal, or will the pressure to succeed break him apart?