“I went to another college for a year but had to take film theory and journalism before I could take the (Media and Communication Arts) classes that I wanted. I liked that I could just jump into it at Macomb. And it’s been awesome. We have access to real cool equipment and Yosy (Marquez, his instructor) allows creativity to grow. Macomb seems to take pride in their art students and that is super refreshing.”
Robert, 20, whose father is a Hollywood stuntman, and his friend Jeremy Howell, (both shown here on their first red carpet moment – Rob is on the right) took first place in the 89-Hour Film Festival sponsored by radio station 89X. The contest asked amateur filmmakers to create a six- to eight-minute “mockumentary” in 89 hours. The pair received $2,500 for their first place entry, but the bigger thrill was seeing Mystic Hunt, a parody of Ghost Adventures, on screen at the MJR Theatre in Troy. Rob intends to continue his studies at the Motion Picture Institute in Troy and the American Film Institute in San Diego. “I’m minoring in advertising as a fall back,” he says, “but, ideally, I want to be a film director.” See his award-winning work at: http://www.frequency.com/video/89x-89-hour-film-festival-lbtmovies/253956427?cid=5-18734.