We’re happy to announce four new interns who are working with Escape Plan Productions for Summer 2015– Wesley Frank, Annie Jaffe, Barbara Jones, & Jeanne Moran. With a number of projects coming up for the next few months, we look forward to putting them to work on a range of tasks from pre-production to shooting to post work. Stay tuned for updates from us this Summer!
Check out their written bios below.
My name is Wesley, and yet, only one guy in my entire life has ever called me Wes. I lived in Spring Branch for twelve years before moving to Austin in August of 2013 to pursue a career in film. I attend Austin Community College’s Radio Television Film program and have made immense strides in two short semesters. I have acted in numerous shorts, worked on two commercials and several commercials for online viewing, scriptwriting, and gripped for many student films. The one thing that I strive to make is a John Milius-esq (famed screenwriter of Apocalypse Now) movie that is larger than life. My main question for every project is: How will film be improved with this story?
In my spare time I write, try to make one minute rice in 59 seconds, and I went paddleboarding once. The opportunity that has been given to me at Escape Plan will allow me to learn how a project can be just an idea on paper for years can be created to become a realized dream that can be watched.
I’m Annie Jaffe and I am psyched to be part of the Escape Plan team for the summer. Originally from Syracuse, NY, I’ve been saying “y’all” ironically for years and now I feel somewhat justified in it after making the big move to Austin.
During the school year I’m usually wading through the snow up at Boston University where I study Film and Television with a concentration in screenwriting and producing. I’ve taken two practical production classes and writing courses in both feature scripts and sitcom scripts. In my most recent production course I collaborated on a script that became a short I produced called The Cardigang. I was also recently selected as a producer for Boston University’s Production III thesis filmmaking course in the fall.
I’ve just returned from London where I learned a ton about the British film industry while working at a small production company. I was also lucky enough to spend a month traveling around Europe visiting bone churches and art museums.
With Escape Plan this summer I’m looking forward to getting more practical on set experience and learning the realities of producing short and commercial films and music videos. Eventually I’d like to write and produce my own films and I’m sure the experience I get this summer will help me get there!
My name is Barbara Jones and I am going into my third year studying Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Besides working on projects of my own, I have been spending the majority of my time helping grad students on their films as a production assistant.
Recently, I finished co-directing the Jump Cut Film Festival at UT where I was able to experience first hand the stress of putting on a festival. It is not for the lighthearted, but I can’t wait for what next year will be like!
When there isn’t a million things to do, I like to watch movies, cook, and go out swimming. Though I was born in Venezuela, I was raised in Texas for almost my entire life.
I am interning for Escape Plan Production for the summer so I can grasp what I actually want to focus on in the film industry. I know I will learn a lot from the people that work here and am so grateful that I have this opportunity.
My name is Jeanne Moran, my friends also call me Scout. I’m a native Houstonian who makes yearly road trips between Virginia and Texas. I’m senior at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia majoring in Film Production and minoring in Communication Media studies.
This past January I had the opportunity to work as a full time intern at Viewpoint Creative in Boston, Massachusetts, where I worked with the production and editorial teams on various on-going projects when not battling the snow. I am also actively involved in my university’s theater program where I work as technician, soundboard operator for black box and main stage productions, and member of our theater honor society Alpha Psi Omega chapter. Theater is where I started and while I’ve transferred to film it will always be a special place for me.
Over the last 3 years I have produced various short films using digital, 16mm, and animation, and currently developing my thesis this coming year. I have worked with different genres but I favor horror, psychological thrillers, and documentary. I’m excited to learn and explore more of my home state with Escape Plan Productions!