"Young Adults" is a short film being produced by University of La Verne students, Anthony Troli and Kai Groschupf. In May 2012, Kai and Anthony met up for a cup of coffee and decided that they wanted to work together on their senior project based off of their impressive resumes.
Anthony, who co-wrote and will be directing the short film, received a performance scholarship to the University of La Verne in the area of video production in 2010. The scholarship was given to him based off of his video work from high school. In 2011, his short film "Party Foul," which he co-wrote and directed, won two WAVE awards. Anthony also received first prize at the Broadcast Education Association festival in 2012 for a short documentary that he directed. During his senior year of high school, Anthony received the award for "Best Sense of Humor." He also interned at E!'s "The Soup" in the summer of 2012.
If you couldn't tell from the video above, Kai Groschupf isn't from here. Kai came to America from Germany in order to study film production. Along the way, he has been perfecting his craft as a cinematographer by creating his own car commercials. Kai has won many awards from the University of La Verne including Best Creative Achievement in 2012 for a short film that he directed and an award for Excellence in Broadcasting for all of his hard work in and out of the classroom. Kai received the award for Best Documentary in 2010 and 2011, both for documentaries that he directed.
When Anthony Troli and Kai Groschupf started "Young Adults" back in 2012, they immediately knew exactly who they wanted to fill their crew positions.
Kaitlin Hollingsworth was selected as the project's editor for many different reasons. Kaitlin is not only smart, driven, and one of the most hardworking individuals Anthony and Kai have ever come across, she was also voted the best editor of her class. In 2011, Kaitlin won two first places at the WAVE awards. Kaitlin would also go on to win third place at the BEA awards for a documentary that she directed in 2012.
McKinley Pollock was an easy choice as an assistant director. McKinley and Anthony have worked very closely on many projects going back to when the two were in high school together. McKinley co-wrote the script alongside Anthony. He has won three WAVE awards as well as a Broadcast Education Association award, all for projects that he worked on with Anthony. As you can see, the two of them have proven to work great together and hope to continue this amazing track record.
Jeff Clarke was somebody that Anthony and Kai needed to have on this project. After receiving a performance scholarship to the University of La Verne for his work in video production back in 2011, the two producers were very excited to work with the very talented individual. Jeff's work speaks for itself. While in high school in Hawaii, Jeff won an 808 Digital Storytellers award in 2011 for a PSA that he created. In the same year, Jeff also won a Hawaii Youth Xchange award for a documentary he produced.
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