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Florida State Film Grad takes home $2500 Pathfinder Award

Tallahassee, FL -- Florida State University awarded its 15th consecutive Pathfinder Award to Briana Frapart, a recent BFA graduate of the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts.

The recipient of the Pathfinder Award is decided by the College of Motion Picture Arts' faculty, and the award was presented and funded by Samantha Strickland, CEO of Pea Green Solutions. “Investing in talented newcomers is a priority to us at Pea Green,” said Strickland. “This is one way in which we can give back as creative professionals and reap future rewards as dedicated film lovers!”

Briana Frapart entered the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts with a passion for movies, film scores, and a desire to work with performers. During her freshman year, she was the unit production manager on the Student Emmy award-winning film, "Picture Day," which fueled her dream of becoming a film producer.

She has worked on other student films in positions such as production designer, editor, cinematographer, and casting director. She is currently working as a freelance producer, talent manager, and casting director.

Briana intends to use the $2,500 cash award to pursue her film production dreams, specifically in South Korea: "For the past several years, I have developed a strong love and admiration for the Korean arts, both movies and music, so the culture heavily inspired my choice to direct a film in Korean," she states. "I'm familiar with the language and working on becoming fluent so that I can travel to Korea and work on productions there."

Briana was thrilled when she found out that she won the Pathfinder Award: “The thought of having the opportunity to finally be around filmmakers and artists that heavily inspire me is unreal. I can't say enough how grateful I am for this award because it will bring me that much closer to my dream.”

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About Pea Green Solutions
Pea Green Solutions is a full-service marketing firm with a singular focus: creating enviable results for their clients. PGS promises sophisticated, client-centric brand management services that produce targeted and measurable results - on-time and on-budget. Services include strategic branding, graphic design, public relations, event planning, web development, and social media. For more information, visit PeaGreenSolutions.com.

About Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts
The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts is one of the most highly-ranked film schools in America. It is a limited-access film school that provides a one-on-one setting for the majority of instruction. The curriculum focuses on the art, craft, and business of storytelling. The faculty is a blend of filmmakers including senior industry members Victor Nunez, Richard Portman, Rexford Metz and Chip Chalmers, and young accomplished professionals such as Valerie Scoon, Reb Braddock, TIm Long, and Vicky Meyer. For more information, visit film.fsu.edu.


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