Filmmaker Evan Glodell to be in residence Nov. 10

By Rachel McAdams

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — Filmmaker Evan Glodell will be on the University of Central Arkansas campus Thursday, Nov. 10, as an artist in residence.

He will conduct a workshop at 9:25 a.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 108 and another at 10:50 a.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. He will also screen his most recent film, Bellflower, and will conduct a question-and-answer session with those attending at 7 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103.

The residency will be in conjunction with the Little Rock Film Festival.

“We are really excited to have Evan Glodell coming to UCA,” said Dr. Bruce Hutchinson, associate professor of digital filmmaking and the faculty sponsor of the residency. “He is an up-and-coming young filmmaker who has already achieved a lot of success by screening at Sundance and South by Southwest. We think our students will really be inspired by a filmmaker who has a ‘just do it’ attitude about filmmaking.”

Glodell recently screened Bellflower, which he wrote, directed, produced and starred in, at both the Sundance Film Festival and South by Southwest. Glodell, who originally studied to be an engineer, tinkered with the camera, making continuous readjustments to his old camera until the assemblages were put together and called the Coatwolf camera.

Bellflower is based on the story of two men creating flamethrowers and other post-apocalyptic weapons in hopes that a global apocalypse will clear the way for their imaginary gang. It also features Glodell’s prototypes for the original flamethrowers.

Glodel is a film director, producer, writer and actor, who wrote and starred in Boss of Glory, a pseudo sitcom series that aired on Stim-TV network, and directed the 2009 music video “Let Me Up” by Cursive.

For more information about Glodell or the workshops, contact Hutchinson at (501) 450-3419 or

The Artist in Residence program is funded by UCA’s arts fee and is administered by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. For more information, call the Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, at (501) 450-3293 or e-mail