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Steven Pecchia-Bekkum independent film collection, 2003
Overview of the Collection
- Pecchia-Bekkum, Steven
- Steven Pecchia-Bekkum independent film collection
- 2003 (inclusive)20032003
- 1 DVD.
- Collection Number
- The Steven Pecchia-Bekkum independent film collection (2003) consists of a documentary about John Fillwalk, a video installation artist who teaches at Ball State University in Indiana. The film is shot in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. Pecchia-Bekkum is a Salt Lake City filmmaker and adjunct assistant professor who teaches film production and traditional animation at the University of Utah. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Steven Pecchia-Bekkum has worked in film and video education since 1991 when he received Associate of Science degrees in filmmaking and video production from Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He graduated from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in translating literary works into film. In 2002 he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in film from the University of Utah. In addition to his years teaching production, animation and screenwriting classes at the University of Utah, Pecchia-Bekkum has taught film studies at Weber State University and mentored young filmmakers at Salt Lake City's Spy Hop productions. In 2011 he began designing the Film Department's new "Sound for Film and Video" course based on years of experience in production and post-production sound.
Steven Pecchia-Bekkum has written and directed several films, most notably Walking in the Valley of the Gods (2003), which was an official selection of the Anchorage International Film Festival, the Hollywood DV Film Festival, the Edgeworks Film Festival and the Utah Short Film & Video Festival.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Steven Pecchia-Bekkum independent film collection (2003) consists of a documentary about John Fillwalk, a video installation artist who teaches at Ball State University in Indiana. The film is shot in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. This collection is part of the Utah Independent Film Archive (UIFA).
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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Walking in the Valley of the Gods
Steven Pecchia-Bekkum describes his documentary as, "An exploration of Zen and the art of video tourism. John Fillwalk, renowned for his video installation work, discusses his approach to his work against the breathtaking backdrop of Monument Valley and surrounding regions. Armed with a high definition video camera and four wheel drive jeep, he searches for the perfect locations for his latest experimental creation." 20:00. Featuring John, Eva and Lily Fillwalk Directing, Videography and Editing by Steven Pecchia-Bekkum Production Assistance by Jill Pecchia-Bekkum Original Music by the Buck Naked Beavers
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Independent filmmakers
- University of Utah
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images