Alumni News

Alexandra Byer, Class of 2011 &
Juliette Eisner, Class of 2011 

Two alums have films at the Tribeca Film Festival - Alexandra Byer, co-produced Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, and Juliette Eisner, directed/produced Lil Bub & Friendz with VICE.

Jacob Appet, Class of 2012

Jacob Appet recently completed the pilot of a new webseries he wrote and directed called "The Connection Section."  The webseries is a parody and homage to the Twilight Zone.

Check it out: The Connection Section

Teddy Cafaro, Class of 2009

Teddy Cafaro's Los Angeles-based group, Incan Abraham, leads this Time article "Ten Acts That Rocked South by Southwest" and recently premiered a new music video Panama Dry which Cafaro co-directed.

“With haunting synth guitars and textured percussion, an Incan Abraham song feels like a memory even the first time you listen to it, a soundscape for a road trip you've already taken. Lead singer Teddy Cafaro's wistful, almost lazy- sounding vocals evoke a younger Bono who isn't trying so hard.”

THE SPIRIT FARM is a film collective comprised of graduates of The Johns Hopkins University’ s Film & Media Studies Program who currently work in the arts in New York, Los Angeles, and Baltimore. While its members may be scattered across the country, The Spirit Farm endeavors to create films that challenge traditional filmmaking conventions by emphasizing each member’s diverse talents and backgrounds, and establishing a more unified, cohesive filmmaking team. The collective is committed to producing interesting, inspiring, and innovative works of art.

Photo Credits: The Spirit Farm 

  • Alexandra Byer, Class of 2011
  • Greg Chang, Class of 2010
  • Joshua Gleason, Class of 2011
  • Jason Hoffmann, Class of 2010
  • Diana Peralta, Class of 2011
  • Clare Richardson, Class of 2012
  • Carlos Valdes Lora, Class of 2010

Jane Miller, Class of 2004

Jane Miller’s Feedback is the tale of Holly, who, trying to cope with the loss of her mother, spends her inheritance on a PR firm that specializes in rebranding people. Her entire life is put under a microscope by a hard-nosed professional and a free-wheeling eccentric who dissects every facet of her appearance, behavior, and relationships to create a new and improved version of Holly. Jane Miller is a playwright and screenwriter living in Brooklyn, NY, whose work has been produced by Aporia Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, The Wellesley Project, Squeaky Bicycle Productions, and The Network. She is a contributing artist in the developmental group, The Pack, part of Packawallop Productions. Through May 13, 2012
Jane Miller's play Feedback premiered at the Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles

Michael Diliberti, Class of 2004
Michael Diliberti featured in Variety's "10 Screenwriters to Watch"
Screenwriter Michael Diliberti '04 is making a name for himself in Hollywood, most recently with the release of the film 30 Minutes or Less. - Arts & Sciences Magazine

Hannah Sternberg, Class of 2009
Film & Media Alum Hannah Sternberg's First Novel Fall of 2010

Inspired by E. M. Forster’s classic novel A Room with a View, debut author Hannah Sternberg’s Queens of All the Earth is a poetic journey of young love and self-awakening set against the beauty of Catalonia. Adults and teenagers alike will be riveted and moved by this literary coming-of-age novel about the conflicting hearts and minds of two very different sisters.

Jon Groce, Class of 2004
Jonathan Groce wins second Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show Daytime Entertainment EMMY® Award for his work on "Cash Cab"