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Accomplished illustrator and filmmaker to speak at Potomac State

Keryn Thompson

Accomplished illustrator and filmmaker Keryn Thompson will visit West Virginia University Potomac State College on Monday, March 25 to discuss the art of filmmaking with the Potomac State Film Club.  The event will be held in the University Place Theater from 6-8 p.m., where Thompson will be screening a film as well as fielding questions about the filmmaking process.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Thompson graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and immediately jumped into a freelance animation and illustration career. Her work was soon featured in major productions such as The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, the Sundance Channel’s Love Lust, and promotional work for Stevie Nicks Crystal Visions.

In 2009, she shifted to focusing on a film career, which resulted in her associate producing the 2009 Sundance feature film Toe to Toe, and producing the critically acclaimed documentary Daddy Don't Go, which was named Best Documentary at the 2016 American Black Film Festival and the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival.

The Potomac State College Film Club is currently working on its own documentary of the MinCo Heritage Music Festival which is scheduled for this summer.

For questions about the event or the film club, please contact PSC Assistant Professor James Morgart, PhD at or at 304.788.7141.