The Lighthouse District's own Monterey County Film Commission is pleased to announce that Dominic Parisi, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, was named the 2011 winner of a $1,000 scholarship in our Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program.
Parisi is a Marina resident who will be a senior this fall in the CSUMB Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department. Parisi plans to use the award to help cover costs anticipated for his "capstone" film production, a creative project the university requires of seniors to demonstrate what they have learned.
"Winning this scholarship will really take a big load off my shoulders, covering certain production costs and allowing me to purchase a specialized camera that will enable more creative shots and insights for my film," Parisi said. "I strive to inspire social progression through my filmmaking, and in the future I would like to have a career in editing."
The 2011 scholarship was funded through individual donations and by this yearâs business sponsor Alan Vasquez, the owner of Alternative Visual Artists Group. Contributions to next year's Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program are welcome. For more information please phone call 831-646-0910.