Alumni Spotlight: Filmmaker Gaëlle Mourre

Alumni Spotlight: Filmmaker Gaëlle Mourre

February 20, 2017

Gaelle Mourre and Yasmin KudsiYasmin Kudsi, '18 (Management & Business, Media & Film Studies), sat down over winter break with London-based documentary and narrative filmmaking alum Gaëlle Mourre to learn how she went from an Art History and Spanish literature major at Skidmore College to a documentary filmmaker. From an inspirational class with English professor emeritus Tom Lewis to mentoring by and working with fellow alum Johanna Schwartz (They Will Have To Kill Us First), Gaëlle found Skidmore served her well.  She built on these foundations with an MFA at the London Film School, works as an editor in documentary and journalism, and pursues passion projects in both documentary and feature films.

Listen to the interview to hear how Gaëlle applies her liberal arts education in research to find original perspectives for compelling stories, applies magical realism and chiaroscuro techniques, usies Spanish and French professionally, builds a career as a woman in film, explains why film school was the right choice for her, and more.

For more on Gaëlle's projects, click here.  To see Yasmin's short public Service Announcement video, Don't Smoke, click here.

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