About Us

The Lux Mea Film Festival is the product of Grove City College’s Special Events and Promotions class taught by Professor Gregory Bandy. The class is organized into teams that each manage a different part of the event. Throughout the semester, the teams will bring their various skill sets of marketing, management, social media, video production, graphic design, and branding photography into practice by putting together not just an event, but an experience for the student body and local community.  

Meet the Team:

PR, Marketing & Communications

Gabrielle Capaldo – Senior: Press Liaison and Program Coordinator 

Alyssa Ward – Senior: Website Manager

Devon Willis – Sophomore: Tickets and Sales Coordinator  

Paige Fay – Senior: Marketing Coordinator  

The PR, Marketing & Communications Team is responsible for generating all written content, marketing strategies, and ticket sales for the Lux Mea Film Festival. They are dedicated to accurately communicating the brand, values, and mission of the organization, inspiring curiosity in others to experience the beauty of film and the community of a film festival. 

Design

Abby Albright – Junior

Ali White – Senior

Suni Missouri – Junior

The Design Team is in charge of creating captivating content that represent the brand of the film festival, aligning with the mission statement and goals of the event. This includes visual presentations, a brand logo, posters, tickets, and more.

Social Media

Lizzy Schinkel – Junior: Facebook & TikTok 

Catie Fluharty – Senior: Instagram & Twitter   

The Social Media team is responsible for updating and maintaining our social media presence via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and all other outlets.  They will post photos and updates on various platforms to share Lux Mea’s journey and engage our audience.    

Photography

Daniel Ford – Senior: Photographer 

Marisa Schrock – Senior: Photographer  

The Photography team is responsible for creating original visual content, capturing the special moments of Lux Mea Film Festival the day of the event and behind the scenes.  Additionally, as historians of the team, these photographers are dedicated to documenting the process of creating this event. 

Video

Wes Gray – Junior: Videographer/Editor 

Barnabas Chen – Junior: Videographer/Editor 

The Video team, in addition to all other teams, is highly instrumental in this film festival.  The members of this team create original visual content such as promotional videos, eye candy clips for the audience’s entertainment pre-festival, and trailers for the event.  Additionally, this team documents the history of Lux Mea’s first year creating the festival.   

Event Program

Cara Scott – Freshman: Venue Scout and cohost

Matthew Schoonover – Junior: Technical Specialist

Josef Raszewski – Senior: Program host

The Event Program Team manages the film festival program of events including master-of-ceremonies, programs, organizing ushers, and front-of-house activities.

Event Reception

Erin Cypher – Senior

Logan Fuss – Sophomore

Jayme Santoro – Junior

The Event Reception team organizes and prepares the reception following the film festival through securing caterers, decorations, and the venue. They will create a visual appealing experience that fosters socializing after the event.