Last Graduation at SFUAD

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Faculty colleague Lisa Lucas, newly minted Film graduate Gabe Gillette ’18, and moi. Minutes after the ceremony ended.

Final graduation at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), where I’ve served as professor of screenwriting since 2009. The University’s shuttering its doors, and once I move out of my faculty office in June, I’ll be 100% back to the freelance life. My faculty colleagues and I feel we accomplished a lot, and alumni from the past decade are now busy forging their lives and careers. It’s been a great ride, and one I’ll always treasure.

In the meantime (while I do some traveling and then start packing up the office), I’d love to invite you to check out the independent feature film I’m writing and co-producing: 2-WAY. Head to the website, then jump on the social media links and like/follow our feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: whatever flavor(s) you like). Final chapter on SFUAD in June, once I’m out of the office…

Moderating Documentary Q&A Monday, 11/20, 1pm

L66MileRadius screening posterast minute notice, but I’ll be moderating a free post-screening Q&A with New Mexico documentary filmmaker Melinda Frame (principal of Frame+Work) and Santa Fe University of Art and Design faculty colleague (and Outdoor Vision Fest collaborator) Tom Miller this Monday, November 20, 1pm, at The Screen (SFUAD’s arthouse cinematheque).

The screening is of Melinda’s new documentary “66 Mile Radius“, which documents an art exhibition of the same title at Albuquerque’s renowned Tamarind Institute, a nonprofit center for fine art lithography. (You can view the trailer here.)

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Continuing On For One Final Year at SFUAD

BorstAtSFUADSadly, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) has announced its closure in 2018. With the academic year having recently concluded, I’ve been asked to stay on as a full-time professor in The Film School (where I’ve been teaching since 2009) for one final year — to ensure that seniors finish their BFA degree program.

I’m tremendously proud of the initiatives we launched and cultivated during my time at SFUAD: Outdoor Vision Fest® (OVF) and Shoot the Stars!®. OVF, of course, spun off into an astonishing number of directions, and had a real, long-lasting impact in Santa Fe and beyond.

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OVF® 2017 – It’s a Wrap!

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“Ruben’s Tube” installation (Kyle Sherling & Bryce Warren). Play the keyboard, and control the play of gas jets. A particularly appropriate installation when temperatures hover around freezing.

Despite bone-chilling temperatures, a couple of inches of snow already on the ground (April 28 — that’s right!), and the threat of more snow coming, Outdoor Vision Fest® 2017 launched and filled 2+ hours of the evening with interactive media installations, a beautiful piece of new choreography combined with projections, augmented reality, and more. This year’s event had a particularly scrappy feel (as student artists relocated to more protected locations and tried avoiding the occasional raindrops), but showcased some of the most interactive media work we’ve done yet.

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OVF® Coverage in SFUAD’s Jackalope

Borst OVF rehearsal nightSanta Fe University of Art and Design‘s student-run Jackalope magazine shines the spotlight on this year’s Outdoor Vision Fest. You’ll find me quoted and hanging out for a casual photograph during one of our rehearsal evenings.

“Art Fusion” & OVF® this Thursday, 12noon MDT — on KVSF-FM

KVSF-FM logoI’m joined by my colleague, Studio Arts Professor Tom Miller, as we talk all things Outdoor Vision Fest (coming up April 28) on the weekly radio broadcast “Art Fusion,” airing on KVSF 101.5FM this Thursday, April 27, 12noon MDT. The show is hosted by Artisan Santa Fe co-owner Ron Whitmore, and covers both the art and music scenes in Santa Fe. You can live-stream the broadcast here.

Sitting In With Honey Harris Wed. 10am MDT

Logo_kbacContinuing to beat the OVF® drum: I’ll be sitting in with on-air personality Honey Harris on Radio Free Santa Fe‘s “The Big Show” (broadcasting over-the-air at KBAC, 98.1FM in northern New Mexico) this Wednesday, April 26, at 10am MDT. You can live-stream the broadcast here and get the latest developments on Outdoor Vision Fest, just a couple days prior to April 28’s show night.

Podcasts of Recent OVF® Radio Segments

Podcast iconIf you can’t get your fill of OVF 2017 news, check out archived podcasts of my appearances on

More broadcasts later in the week, as we head to show night on April 28!

OVF Media Tour Continues Monday Morning

KVSF-FM logoIf you’re driving into work in Northern New Mexico Monday morning (April 24), tune in to KVSF‘s “The Richard Eeds Show” (101.5 FM) at 8am MDT, as I’ll be joining Richard to discuss the latest developments for our upcoming Outdoor Vision Fest®, happening the night of April 28 on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design. You can live-stream the broadcast here, and yes, there will be a podcast posted later on Monday, in case you sleep in a little late.

OVF® Rehearsal on Facebook Live

My first Facebook Live interview, with ArtBeat Santa Fe host Kathryn Davis, as we undertake an Outdoor Vision Fest® rehearsal prior to the big night on April 28. Check out all of ArtBeat’s Facebook Live webcasts on their Facebook page.