Bruker’s Heirloom & Chase Showcased

BrukerMalia Bruker, alumna and Assistant Professor at the School of Communication, teaches media production. What makes Bruker an invaluable piece of Florida State’s faculty is her real world experience. Bruker is a documentary filmmaker and editor, with her films HeirloomChaseLet’s Dance, and Spectrum. Two of those films, Heirloom and Chase, have been recently recognized.

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Heirloom, which follows Bruker’s family on a cross-country trip, has been accepted to the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival. The festival will be held in Sag Harbor, New York on December 4-7. With a limited amount of films screened, this is an exciting honor for Bruker and her film. Earlier this year, Heirloom was screened at the Central Florida Film Festival. To read more on the film’s past screenings, click here.

“I always enjoy showing my work at documentary film festivals,” shared Bruker. “Some film festivals emphasize the more glamorous fiction films, so it’s great to know that in a location like the Hamptons the community will be excited to come out and support social and political documentary filmmaking. You can’t ask for a better audience.”

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Chase, a documentary about a girl and her bank, was accepted into the Journal of Short Film, Volume 33. The peer reviewed journal is run through Ohio State University and distributes their peer-reviewed short films on DVD.


For more on Malia and her work, check out her website and her Vimeo.