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2018 CHaSSy Award Nominees

Film Fest Finalists

Sonzai

Conner Bond

Hobbies Finalists

A Skateboarding Film | Wesley Henderson

Cade Sutton

Making a Skateboarding Ring

Dallin Kay

A Summer of Ariel

Keirston Bergstrom

Documentary Finalists

Battle of the Blooms (Cleaning up Harmful Algal Blooms)

Nathan Guymon

Universal Design

Dax Lehman

Diagramming Disability

Lucy Stevenson

Humor Finalists

Sonzai

Conner Bond

And Now a Word from Our Sponsors

Nathan Guymon

Insidethe Mind

Madeline Liddell

Open Finalists

Wheel Within a Wheel | 3 Minute Short Film

Austin Swainston

From Ideal to Normal

Dax Lehman

Le Fac de n'importe où | The University of Anywhere

Iain Laurence

Filmers Bios

Dax Lehman

Dax is a senior at Utah State University studying technical communication. He enjoys making videos, taking pictures, and traveling whenever possible. When he grows up, he hopes to be a pilot.

Ausin Swainston

My name is Austin Swainston I enjoy making films with my friends we have been making short films since high school and hope to continue making more in the future in a wide variety of genres.

Connor Bond

Connor Bond is an award winning Filmmaker who has teamed up with lifelong collaborator Shane Rogers (Mountain Dew Unchained: Unleashed) for their Magnum Opus: Sonzai. The artists would like to dedicate their sublime Film to the thousands of young adults everywhere suffering from Existentialism. If we work together--we can find the cure.

Nathan Guymon

Nathan Guymon is a filmmaker and photographer with a strong background in science, engineering, and the natural world that surrounds him. He has worked on videos for local companies, the Logan LDS Institute, various international organizations, and laboratories on campus. When he’s not making films or taking photos he can be found studying Biological Engineering, working with wastewater research, hiking, camping, skiing, mountain biking, and enjoying time with friends and family.

Lucy Stevenson

An aspiring editor and web content writer, Lucy Stevenson is an English major at Utah State with a technical communications emphasis. As a Writing Fellow and tutor in the USU Writing Center, she loves working one-on-one with students to help them build their skills and confidence in writing. She is also a member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society and will be presenting a rhetorical analysis at their annual conference in Cincinnati, Ohio later this month. Outside of academics, Lucy enjoys skiing, playing volleyball, performing in the Logan Institute Choir, and spending time with her family.

Dallin Kay

I'm Dallin! I am a senior at Utah State studying Professional and Technical Writing. I work as a Technical Communicator creating content such as graphic design, videography, written content, and web design for a variety of clients. In my free time, I enjoy watching horror films, playing video games with my friends, mountain biking, and playing basketball. I'm color-blind. My favorite foods are sushi, pizza, and cheeseburgers. I'm afraid of heights, spiders, and whales.

Maddie Liddell

This film was created by a group of Actors, Stage managers, and Film students from USU's Caine College of the Arts. They each have their own specific area of study, and spend most of their time in the theatre depart at USU, which led to them creating a film about the little voices we all have in our heads.

Cade Sutton

Cade Sutton has been making videos since 7th grade when he was dared to make one for an English project. Since then, his passion has taken off, and it’s rare to find him and his friends doing anything without a camera close by. He is currently attending Utah State in pursuit of a business degree and hopes to continue to develop his film business well into the future.

Iain Laurence

Iain Laurence is going into his second year as a student at Utah State University in the Photography and French majors. He is originally from Seattle, Washington but has also lived in Lynchburg, Virginia and several cities in France. He works as a Photo intern at the Utah Statesman, and during the summer he works at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, a High Adventure base of the Boy Scouts of America, where he takes pictures and videos, posts for their official social media pages, and helps teach a photo course for the camp.

Sveta Strader (Iain)

I was born and raised in Ukraine. I moved to Utah, when I was fourteen years old. I've come to love the American culture, by getting to know all sorts of people, engaging in school activities such as volleyball and through church participation. Since the age of five, I've lived in France with some family members, until thirteen. Thus, I speak fluently French, Ukrainian, Russian and English as well as a little Tahitian. After joining the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I was called to serve a mission in Tahiti, which I adored. Upon my return, I've decided to study French Education at Utah State University.

Raine Owens (Iain)

Raine is certainly not a name you hear every day, unless that is your name. Then you also hear names like “Rainy,” “Grain,” “Ryan,” and everything in between. Originally from Heber, this is his 1st semester here at USU. Besides answering questions about his name, he spends a lot of time studying French, playing Rugby, and watching classic films.