University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Film and Television Studies

The Crest

Join us for a film screening followed by a Q & A with the Director Mark Covino on Wednesday February, 28th at 6:00pm in Waterman 413.

About the Director

Mark Christopher Covino is originally from Queens, New York. Mark fell in love with filmmaking at an early age. He attended college in Vermont, earning a BA in Cinema Studies and Film Production in 2006. He has worked on several productions including Unless A Death Occurs: Hazing Examined for PBS, as well as the highly-acclaimed Black Panther documentary, What We Want, What We Believe . In 2012, Mark's first feature film, A Band Called Death , premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and subsequently won the Audience Award at South by Southwest in 2013. The film was acquired by Drafthouse Films shortly thereafter and was released to rave reviews around the world. It has a 94% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. His award-winning documentary, The Crest , is currently playing film festivals around the world, it tells the story of two Irish-American cousins who meet for the first time in Ireland to surf the waters of their ancestors.

The Crest - Trailer 1 from Mark Covino on Vimeo.

This event is sponsored by the English department and is free and open to the public. For ADA accommodations please contact University Event Services at 802-656-6556.

Last modified February 20 2018 04:28 PM