Theatrical Poster: Roger (Short Feature Film)
Natalie (Fedirko) Skorupskas (BFA 2009)
‘Roger’: A Private Eye is hired by a boxing promoter to track down his missing mistress. Soon, however, ‘Roger’ begins to get more than he bargained for in the case and before long he’s wondering what side he’s on. This is the synopsis from our most recent project, a short feature film titled ‘Roger’. We’re currently in pre-production for our full-length feature based off this short, scheduled to be shot this upcoming Winter 2018, while Roger (the short) runs in the film festival circuit. I’ve been producing films and commercials with a talented team of filmmakers from Detroit for the past several years, primarily as Production Designer/Art Director. Each project is accompanied with drawn/painted promotional artwork. My film art tends to reflect an homage to promotional film art of the 20th century. I strongly believe in creating works by hand in order to touch that cinematic soul that perfectly captures the heart of our stories, its characters and the world they inhabit. Through the use of a collage mentality I'm able to share and methodically layout significant information: objects of importance, personalities involved and overall tone that respect the film and its genre.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.