Michael Page is Cinema & Photography major with a minor in art. His love of filmmaking and storytelling comes from his interest to share his ideas and perspectives with others as well as study theirs. Page’s favorite aspect of filmmaking is collaboration. His primary areas of interest are writing and directing but he has also enjoyed working on in production management and the camera department.
Page has described MCM as a filmmakers sandbox: an area where he and his peers have been able to take what they’ve learned in the classroom and play. His primary goal as President is to create an environment where students are able to experiment, express themselves, and learn, while simultaneously producing films of quality aesthetics and substance.
Page’s artistic process has been inspired and motivated by the likes of Casey Neistat, Jack White, Joe Rogan, Jon Jones & Shia LaBeouf. Outside of cinema Page explores and is passionate about Christianity, martial arts, and spaghetti.
Molly Esling is returning as Vice President for her senior year while she pursues a Bachelor of Arts and a double minor in Cinema and Art History. She has been an active member of MCM since Spring 2014 and is constantly been inspired by its members.
Molly loves all areas of filmmaking and the collaborative effort that goes in to this artistic medium. She is most confident in Production and Art Department, but enjoys all elements of pre-production. Her favorite element of filmmaking is the quick and creative problem solving and links everyone together. She has singly produced three films for MCM, and has been the Executive Producer of twelve.
MCM has given Molly a means to grow. It awakened her desire to continue Art and has shown her a new medium in which to express it. She has met some of her very best friends through this organization and is excited to see where it takes her even after graduation. MCM is so beautiful in the fact that it is a family. It works to provide a safe place where you can learn and teach others and work with your peers to engage and experience something new.
Outside of MCM, she enjoys long distance running, hiking, and pumpkin carving.
Anna Petrelli is a junior currently pursuing a BA in Cinema in the college of Mass Communications, along with a BA in Languages, Cultures and International Trade with a concentration in Classics in the college of Liberal Arts. After joining MCM as a freshman here at SIUC, she was inspired to take her interest in film a step further and declare a double major in Cinema. Her most memorable production experiences with MCM include production designer for “Innawoods” and producer for “The Boy Who Dodged the Rain”. Anna enjoys production design, outdoor adventure, and spaghetti westerns.
Carrington Spires hails from Chatham, IL and is a third-year undergraduate majoring in Cinema within the College of Mass Communications and Media Arts, while also minoring in Marketing within the College of Business. He has been involved with MCM since the beginning of his first year at SIU, learning all there is to filmmaking and growing as an individual.
In his second year, he was an Above the Line member for 3 films; Bedtime Story (Director of Photography), Maestro (Director), and Right on Time (Producer). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with those closest to him, running, comic books, video games, and of course, movies.