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Screening of Grad’s film at the Newark festival on October 8

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“Everyday,” a new short film by Wagner College alumnus Mike Mentor ’16 M’18, will screen Saturday, October 8 as part of the Newark Short Film Festival.

Mike provided a cryptic short synopsis for his new 11-minute film: “In Los Angeles, three black individuals impact each other’s DAY by chance.

“Everyday” will screen during the Saturday afternoon schedule of the Newark Short Film Festival on October 8 between 1-6:45 p.m. at Express Newark, 54 Halsey St., 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ

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Mike Mentor, a 30-year-old American filmmaker from North Bergen, New Jersey, is an up-and-coming writer/director currently based in Los Angeles. A former Seahawks football player, Mike holds a master’s degree from Wagner College’s Nicolais School of Business in Media, Film and Television Management. His eclectic background has helped him bring a unique style of storytelling and filmmaking to filmmaking that diversifies with experience. In addition to “Everyday,” his writing and directing debut includes two other shorts, “Hot Feet” (3 min.) and “Life with CTE: A Warren Sapp Story” (15 min.).

In addition to writing, directing and producing his own short films, Mike Mentor recently worked as an assistant cameraman on Damien Chazelle’s film, “Babylon”, with Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. He also worked as a production assistant on the David O. Russell film, “Amsterdam”, starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington.

Mike Mentor at Wagner

“I first walked on the Wagner College campus in August 2012,” says Mike. “That’s when my life changed forever. I was a scholarship footballer from 2012 to 2016. We won the school’s first NEC conference championship in my freshman year in 2012. and we won another one in 2014, my first year.

“Off the field, Wagner taught me how to survive on my own in busy New York City. I learned that all the opportunities I needed were right in front of me on campus, and Wagner taught me offered a life after football that I could never imagine – from dedicated teachers who focus on the student’s abilities to internship programs.

“I graduated with my undergraduate degree in corporate finance in 2016. After realizing I wanted to create art, I stayed on campus and worked in the school library to pay my MBA. During my master’s degree, I had the chance to intern at some of the best production companies in New York. I then obtained in 2018 an MBA in media management.

“I didn’t expect to spend six years with Wagner when I first came in as a young man – but I did, and it was the best decision I ever made.”


LIFE WITH CTE: A WARREN SAPP STORY

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  • Bushwick Film Festival 2022 — official selection, Short Doc category — screening from November 1 to 7

HOT FEET

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  • Dumbo Film Festival 2022 — semi-finalist in the Experimental category
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  • Sunday Shorts Film Festival 2022 — official selection, Micro-Shorts category
  • Madrid Indie Film Festival 2022 — official selection, Supershorts category
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EVERY DAY

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