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Meet the Interns!

Help us welcome our tenth full-time intern class! Festival’s only a few short weeks away and our interns are hard at work helping to prep for TCFF XII. They perform a variety of tasks critical to running the festival, gain valuable career experience, and spend their summer in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Seriously, we couldn’t do it without them! Here’s a look at this summer’s 19 full-time interns:

AbbeyAbbey Hull 

  1. Department: Office
  2. School: Northwestern Michigan College, Sophomore
  3. Play you in a movie: Lena Dunham
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Where to Invade Next”, did a project on it in English class and learned so much
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Going to Clinch Park
  7. Biggest fear: Chimpanzees

AleahAleah Price

  1. Department: Office
  2. School: DePaul University, Freshman
  3. Play you in a movie: Greta Gerwig
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “The Bicycle Thief, the montage of the father and son looking for the bike is very emotional
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Rich Girl” by Hall & Oats
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Avoid tourists
  7. Biggest fear: Brain Aneurysm

 

AnnaAnna Ludka

  1. Department: PR/Writing/Media/Website
  2. School: University of Michigan, Senior
  3. Play you in movie: Reese Witherspoon
  4. A movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “My Sister’s Keeper, it was a very emotional movie
  5. Sing at karaoke: “679 by Fetty Wap
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Shop
  7. Biggest Fear: Food that’s not on the kids menu

BrennaBrenna MacArthur

  1. Department: Parties and Events
  2. School: University of Michigan,  Junior
  3. Play you in a movie: Saoirse Ronan
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Braveheart, taught me some of my family history
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Brandy by Through the Looking Glass
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Go to the beach
  7. Biggest fear: The girl from “The Ring”

EmmaEmma Beauchamp

  1. Department: Food Donation Coordination
  2. School: University of Michigan, Alumna
  3. Play you in a movie: Audrey Tautou
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: Any Wes Anderson film, he puts such detail into his films it inspires me to be as detailed in all of my creative ventures
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Love on Top” by Beyonce
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Go to the beach
  7. Biggest fear: Heights

EmmaSEmma Steffen

  1. Department: Office
  2. School: Blake High School, Senior
  3. Play you in a movie: Aubrey Plaza
  4. Movie/scene  in a movie that changed you: “Harry Potter”, made me more interested in film
  5. Sing at karaoke: “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Hang out at Brew
  7. Biggest fear: Spiders

EricEric Schwartz

  1. Department: Graphic Design
  2. School: Michigan State University, Senior
  3. Play you in a movie:  Scott Adsit
  4. Movie/scene in movie that changed you: The scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” when Cameron is lying in bed sickly, I relate to that
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Build me up Buttercup” by The Foundations
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Eat samples at Cherry Republic, specifically hot cherry salsa
  7. Biggest fear: Mice

JoshJosh Bittick

  1. Department: Box Office
  2. School: Central Michigan University, Senior
  3. Play in movie: Miles Teller
  4. Movie/scene in movie that changed you: “Wayne’s World”, seeing how it made people laugh and happy I knew that’s what I wanted to do
  5. Sing at karaoke: “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Eat food
  7. Biggest fear: Losing the people I care about

KendallKendall Kotcher

  1. Department: PR/Writing/Media/Website
  2. School: Michigan State University, Alumna
  3. Play you in movie: Kristen Wiig
  4. A movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Bridesmaids”, even at rock bottom there’s always a joke or a friend that can make things better
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen  
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Walk along the bay
  7. Biggest fear: Being arrested for something I didn’t do

MaggieMaggie Marshall

  1. Department: PR/Writing/Media/Website
  2. School: University of Michigan, Alumna
  3. Play you in a movie: Natalie Dormer  
  4. A movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Singin’ in the Rain,” I’d had a really bad day and that was the first time I realized movies had the power to take you somewhere else, even if it’s only for a few hours  
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Zombie” by the Cranberries
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Eat at Little Fleet
  7. Biggest fear: Bats

MakenzieMakenzie Furber

  1. Department: Volunteer Coordinator
  2. School: CMU, Senior
  3. Play you in a movie: Jenna Fischer  
  4. Movie/scene in movie that changed you: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, it was the first classic movie I watched and continued watching classics, through watching old films I decided I want to go into film restoration  
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips  
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Go to the beach
  7. Biggest Fear: Birds  

MarielMariel Nardi

  1. Department: Music
  2. School: Florida State University, Alumna
  3. Play you in movie: Tina Fey
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Garden State,” first time I realized the importance of music in movies and how it influences a scene
  5. Sing at karaoke: Something by Adele
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Grab dinner and a beer at a cool restaurant
  7. Biggest fear: Dragonflies

MayaMaya Littlefield

  1. Department: Graphic Design
  2. School: University of Michigan, Junior
  3. Play you in movie:  Other film fest interns say Mila Kunis
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Garden State,” it’s my favorite movie
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Yoga
  7. Biggest fear: Chickens

 

MicaelaMicaela Powers

  1. Department: Post Video Production
  2. School: University of Notre Dame, Junior
  3. Play you in a movie: Aubrey Plaza
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: The part in “Fox and the Hound” when the fox gets shot, it was a very sad scene
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice
  6. Favorite thing to downtown TC: Eat
  7. Biggest Fear: The dark

NickNick Brown

  1. Department: Film Prep
  2. School: Michigan State University, Alumnus
  3. Play you in movie: Bradley Cooper
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you:  “Guardians of the Galaxy,” because the soundtrack is on fire
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Bad Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Tear up the beach volleyball court
  7. Biggest Fear: Anything in the ocean

SamSam Prue

  1. Department: Kids Fest
  2. School: St. Michaels  in Vermont, Junior
  3. Play you in a movie: Emma Stone
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: “Interstellar”, the scene in the beginning where they chase after the drone, it’s beautifully shot and the music is incredible it really draws you in and it brought me to tears.
  5. Sing at karaoke: Any Red Hot Chili Peppers song
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Biking
  7. Biggest fear: Drowning

TimTim Siciliano

  1. Department: Parties and Events
  2. School: Grand Valley State University, Alumnus
  3. Play you in a movie: Tom Holland
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you:  Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker scene in “The Empire Strikes Back”, it peaked my interest in Star Wars Fandom and in being an all out nerd and proud of it
  5. Sing at karaoke: Disney songs, “Let’s Get Down to Business” from Mulan
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Go out to eat at the restaurants
  7. Biggest Fear: Spiders

WyattWyatt Giangrande

  1. Department: Film Prep
  2. School: Michigan State University, Senior
  3. Play you in movie: “Lethal Weapon” Mel Gibson
  4. Movie/scene in movie that changed you: “American Beauty”, it was one of the first dark comedies I ever watched.
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Piano Man”, Billy Joel
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Go to Clinch when there’s not sewage in it.
  7. Biggest fear: Beaks on birds

ZacharyZach Kidder

  1. Department: Music
  2. School: Ferris State University,  Senior
  3. Play you in a movie: Mark Ruffalo
  4. Movie/scene in a movie that changed you: I related my brother to Sid from “Toy Story,” it it was the first time I could relate to a movie
  5. Sing at karaoke: “Let’s Get it On” by Marvin Gaye
  6. Favorite thing to do downtown TC: Pint night
  7. Biggest fear: Popular media will demoralize this nation and send us into mass chaos