GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- The crew credits much of their skills and tactics in creating this film to the SF State cinema department.
“I would say that my film theory classes and the films I was exposed to in those classes influenced the kind of story I wanted to tell, while the production classes gave me the skills I needed to actually make the film happen,” Naso said.
Graves agrees that the SF State cinema department set her up for success in her fourth student film, Saguaro, as well as 40 short films she has worked on in the past.
“I had never produced or worked on a student film of such caliber,” Graves said. “I think that SF State has a great cinema department with incredible professors that have really helped shape who I am as a filmmaker.”