One of the reason’s UVU’s Digital Cinema Production major is the best film school experience in Utah is the opportunity to learn filmmaking from people actually making them. From big blockbusters to micro-budget indies to award-winning documentaries, at CineSkype we hear from them all. Once a month UVU’s Digital Cinema Production program hosts a movie then does a digital Question & Answer session with the filmmaker.

Past participants have included Barry Sonnenfeld (director of the Men in Black and Addams Family movies - as well as Get Shorty), Bruce Cohen (Academy Award winning producer of such films as American Beauty, Milk, Big Fish, Bleed for This and others), Guinevere Turner (screenwriter of American Psycho and other films) and Brigham Taylor (producer of The Jungle Book), Academy Award nominated writer and director Jeff Nichols (Loving, Mud, and Take Shelter), indie darling David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon and A Ghost Story), etc.

David Lowery

Writer/Director David Lowery (Ain't them Bodies Saints, Pete's Dragon, A Ghost Story)

Guinevere Turner

Writer/Director Guinevere Turner (American Psycho, Go Fish, The Notorious Bettie Page)

Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen (Academy Award winning producer of American Beauty, Silver Lining Playbook, Milk)

Calendar of Events

We are very excited to announce our lineup for CINESKYPE this semester and are hoping to see students make it a priority. This is a unique program that is unlike anything you see outside of film schools in LA and NY. Starting Fall 2020 we will be streaming live from CS 404 at 7 pm.


September 14: 

Hustle (2022)

Zoom with director Jeremiah Zagar

(R for language) - A basketball scout (Adam Sandler) discovers a phenomenal street ball player while in Spain and sees the prospect as his opportunity to get back into the NBA.


October 12:

Rainbow Time (2016)

Zoom with writer/director/actor Linas Phillips

(R for language and sexuality) - A developmentally delayed 40 year old man named Shonzi is sent to live with his brother Todd. But when Shonzi develops a crush on Todd's girlfriend Lindsay, he threatens to reveal past secrets that could ultimately tear the couple apart.


November 16:

Cat Daddies (2022)

Zoom with director Mye Hoang

(PG) - A heartwarming collective portrait of eight unique men whose lives have been changed by their love for cats. Some of these men will navigate the unprecedented challenges of 2020 with the help of these feline friends.


December 7:

Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)

Zoom with Director/Editor Dava Whisenant and Subject Steve Young

(PG-13) – Summary: A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of corporate entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man.


Hustle Movie Poster             Rainbow Time Movie Poster       


Photo of Jeremiah Zagar            Picture of Linas Philips

Jeremiah Zagar                                                          Linas Philips

Cat Daddies Movie Poster           Bathtubs Over Broadway Movie Poster


Picture of Mye Hoang           Picture of Dava and Steve

Mye Hoang                                                                  Dava Whisenant & Steve Young



CineSkype with Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black, The Addams Family, and Get Shorty)