Julia Eringer and young filmmakers from SFUAD Lia Gotz and Summer Matthews

New Mexico Film Works - November 18, 2015

Julia Eringer is an actress and producer, known for Another yesterday (2011), The Cello Player (2015) and Fix Me (2011). Her short film IN HONOR OF made its world premiere and was an Official Selection at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival this year.
IN HONOR OF is the story of Sarah, who finds herself on trial for her life when an innocent family gathering harbors malicious intent. Seeing no way out, she submits to their devastating patriarchal ritual. Our film is a metaphorical narrative, using the phenomenon of honor killings as a motif to explore the ingrained suppression of women.

Meet Lia Gotz and Summer Matthews, two dynamic young filmmakers from Santa Fe University of Art and Design as they take time out from their crazy production schedule to chat with us about their upcoming film.  “The Countdown” (Hours before graduation, Sammy and Tammy, college Seniors discover their College “Bucket List”. In this hilarious comedy they attempt to condense four years of experiences into one night that they’ll never forget!)

Director­ Lia Gotz
Lia Gotz is a passionate filmmaker from the Dominican Republic, who lives to travel around the world. She is a Robert Redford Scholar and Junior at Santa Fe University of  Art & Design, where she passes her time Producing, Directing and ADing both student  And professional projects. But she works to expand herself into the world network of independent cinema. She believes in diversity, uniqueness, and, honestly, that’s cool enough.

Producer­ Summer Matthews
Summer Matthews left her home of Seattle, Washington to study filmmaking in New Mexico.  She is now a Junior at Santa Fe University of Art and Design where she focuses her studies on producing and directing with an end goal of working on indie films around the world once she graduates. Summer also enjoys long walks on the beach and a quality cup of coffee.