The films by a faculty member in the Visual and Media Arts Department are now offered on the Criterion Channel, which means the most recent GVSU Summer Film Project release is also available on the highly regarded streaming service.
The channel is streaming the four feature films written and directed by Joel Potrykus ("Ape," "Buzzard," "The Alchemist Cookbook," and "Relaxer") as well as the short film he wrote and directed for the Summer Film Project, "Thing from the Factory by the Field." The producer for that film was Breana Malloy, '21.
Potrykus, affiliate professor of film and video production who is slated to start as an assistant professor in the fall, led the return of the Summer Film Project after it was halted in 2020 due to the pandemic. A premiere for "Thing from the Factory by the Field" was held in April in Grand Rapids.