If you’ve enjoyed films like Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983), Donnie Darko (2001), The Fighter (2010), or The Fifth Element (1997), then you finally have the opportunity to voice your thanks to one of the key people responsible.

Sound editor and director Victoria Sampson will be visiting Ball State this Wednesday to conduct a screening of her new short film, Shelby’s Vacation. After the screening she will be holding a meet-and-greet session afterwards for interested students.

Sampson has been working as an ADR editor, dialogue editor, and foley artist in Hollywood for over 41 years. After spending years working on a wide variety of films, she started directing her own short films in 1990. Shelby’s Vacation will mark this Hollywood veteran’s fifth director credit.

Not content with directing a few films and working in the sound department of over 200 films, Vickie Sampson has also worked as an editor, writer, camera operator, and producer.

According to writer and producer Nancy Beverly, Shelby’s Vacation centers around Shelby as she recovers from her latest heartbreak, unable to move on with her life. She retreats to a cozy mountain resort where the manager, Carol, and her discover how to live life without being captives of their respective pasts.

The screening and meet-and-greet session will be Wednesday at 7 pm in AJ 175.


Sources: IMDb (Vickie Sampson), IMDb (Shelby’s Vacation)

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