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Departmental Productions

Our Nation

This film was commissioned for the Birth of an Answer event held in September 2015. It follows Douglas as he attempts to view the newly released Birth of a Nation by DW Griffith in Norfolk in 1915.


Carmelita tells the story of Calvin and Poppy, two teenagers in love, who buy a beat up 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air and grow closer by restoring it together.

18 Mornings

The ODU Film departmental production of 18 Mornings. Directed by Vince DeGeorge with cinematography by David Mallin. Shot entirely on the ODU Goode Theatre Soundstage.

ODU Documentary Filmmaking Study Abroad - Bali

Each May, a group of ODU students goes to Bali, Indonesia to make short documentary films in conjunction with local NGOs and Actuality Media. odu.studioabroad.com/?go=FilmBali

NorfolkFFC for ODU Football game

Norfolk Friends of Foster Care commercial aired at ODU Football Game on Oct. 7th, 2017.

ODU Entrepreneurship Commercial

This commercial was created by the ODU Film Program for the Strome Entrepreneurial Center. Cinematography by David Mallin. Directed by Derrick Borte.


In Spring 2017, the ODU COMM/THEA 486 Advanced Filmmaking course shot this short film about the challenges women face around reproductive decisions. Written and Directed by Hailey Abernathy, with an all-female cast.

She Survivor

The piece was produced by the ODU Film Program in 2017. It deals with a scenario of sexual assault on a university campus.

The Beat

Aaron, a high school senior in Norfolk, Virginia, desires to go to college and follow his passion for music and spoken word. When his family is faced with eviction, he must make an important and difficult choice. Directed by Joseph Walters and starring Jesse Boon, aka Huey Supreme, and his music. Professor David Mallin was the Cinematographer, Colorist, and Executive Producer.

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