Kurt Lancaster is a digital filmmaker and multimedia producer, creating and presenting documentaries and short fiction at film festivals and on the web. He earned his PhD in Performance Studies from New York University and he is currently an assistant professor of digital media in the School of Communication at Northern Arizona University. Formerly he taught at Fort Lewis college, MIT, and NYU.
He is the creator of the multimedia web-story, DeathofSeptember.com and LettersfromOrion.com. In addition, he is the co-author (along with Cynthia Conti) of Building a Home Movie Studio and Getting Your Films Online (Billboard Books, 2001). His other books include, Warlocks and Warpdrive: Contemporary Fantasy Entertainments with Interactive and Virtual Environments (McFarland, 1999) and Interacting with Babylon 5: Fan Performances in a Media Universe (University of Texas Press, 2001). He also consults with the seven-time Pulitzer prize winning international paper, The Christian Science Monitor, helping them implement multimedia and video projects (csmonitor.com).
Samples of his work can be found here: kurtlancaster.com
Kurt’s film projects include:
The Kitchen(short fiction)—official selections of Boston Underground Film Festival (2003), Northampton Independent Film Festival (2003), and the Durango Film Festival (2004)
Huckleberry August (short doc)—an official selection of the Utah Film and Video Festival (2004)
Folding Paper Cranes: the poetry of an atomic veteran, Leonard Bird (short doc)—an official selection of the Durango Film Festival (2005)
Dreams from a Red Planet: the next giant leap for humanity (short doc)—official selections at the Durango Independent Film Festival (2006), Sci Fi London (2006), and the San Diego ComicCon (2006).
Kurt is a member of the Online News Association, the Digital Cinema Society, and the National Press Photographer’s Association.