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John Otterbacher

Thursday, October 25
7-10pm: Savoy Theater

Friday, October 26
Panel Discussion
Emilie Upczak, 
Nancy Schreiber, John Otterbacher, and Rafael Attias 
9:15-10:45am: Noble Lounge
Emilie (VCFA '15), together with her collaborators Nancy (cinematographer), John (VCFA '15, producer), and Rafael (VCFA '15, composer), discuss the details of working together on the creation and release of her film Moving Parts.

After graduating with a Master of Science in Communications from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, John Otterbacher moved to Chicago where he splits his time between teaching and filmmaking.

Otterbacher has mainly worked as a producer and cinematographer specializing in independent film/tv/new media and work for nonprofit organizations. As a college instructor, Otterbacher has taught at a number of institutions and is currently coordinator for the Cinematography program at Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago. He is a board member and serves as Vice President for IFP Chicago and is a member of the Education Advisory Committee for Cinema/Chicago. More recently, John received his MFA in film from VCFA as part of the inaugural class there. Officially Limited and Father Burke’s Boss Battle are John’s most recent film projects. Moving Parts will be his fourth narrative feature.