Faculty Filmmakers Back in the Spotlight

Members of the community might remember Upper School art teacher Travis Chandler ’93 and Upper School history teacher Dan Greenstone produced the film Far Out West: Inside California’s Kerista Commune, which was honored at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival and by the San Francisco Examiner. It turns out this was not the end of their success with this endeavor.

Recently, Chandler and Greenstone received the “Outstanding Project” award from the Communal Studies Association. “We traveled to New Hampshire this past weekend for the Communal Studies Association conference, to attend a screening of our film there and to bring home that nice plaque that now hangs in the classroom where Dan and I team-teach our Creating Historical Documentaries class,” Chandler said.

Parker is very proud of Chandler and Greenstone for their hard work and also for being such positive examples for their students of “pursuing your passions”. Let’s congratulate them for this honor!
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