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BRIAN SCHWARTZ

952 Broadway, Apt. 2 • Somerville, MA 02144 • (617) 645-8530 • bschwartz47@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Master of Arts Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Intercultural Relations. GPA 3.9 May 2006
Selected Course Work: Identity, Culture, and the Politics of Difference; Intercultural Communication;
Inter-group Conflict Resolution; Global Interdependence; Film, Representation, and Identity;
Cultures of Collaboration: A Symposium on Arts and Multiculturalism
Ethnography: The Declaration of Independents: Boston Filmmakers of Color Composing Community
Internship: Newbury Film Series/Reel Vision, Somerville, MA
• Prepared materials, equipment and media for Reel Vision Youth After-school Filmmaking course.
• Taught Reel Vision curriculum to middle school students in Hyde Park and Mattapan.
• Co-authored grant application template for Reel Vision fundraising.
• Attended area film events and served as a Newbury Film Series representative in effort to build partnerships.

Bachelor of Arts Pomona College, Claremont, CA


Media Studies, concentration in film/video production. Cum Laude. GPA 3.8. May 2001
Major Course Work: Principles of Visual Literacy; The Language of Film; Photography,
Third Cinema; Elements Creative Writing; Video Production; Advanced Creative Writing;
Documentary Media; 20th Century Media Analysis; Introduction to Acting; Advanced Video Editing;
Senior Seminar in Media Studies; Feminist Performance Art; and Independent Study in Screenwriting.

School for International Training, Quito, Ecuador


Semester abroad studying culture and development. Fall 1999

Selected EXPERIENCE
Outreach Worker, CRS, North Suffolk Mental Health Association, Chelsea/Boston, MA April 2009-Present
• Supported clients to meet housing, employment, educational, health, social, and other basic needs.
• Listened to client’s interests and passions, and brainstormed plans to meet their goals.

Actor, The Improbable Players, Watertown, MA Summer 2008-Present


• Performed in plays about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, safer sex, and suicide prevention.
• Facilitated question and answers sessions and educational workshops about addiction and prevention.

Field Organizer, Obama for America and Campaign for Change April-November 2008
Asheville, NC; Louisville, KY; Algona, IA
• Directed voter contact and Get-Out-The-Vote efforts in Democratic primaries and the general election.
• Led youth, Latino, and agricultural constituency outreach efforts and an aggressive early voting program.
• Organized and staffed events with Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Jean Carnahan, and Carole King.
• Won three counties under my supervision in NW Iowa that voted Republican in 2000 and 2004.

Adjunct Faculty and Tutor, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA August 2006-April 2008
• Instructed Cultural Anthropology, Film, Culture and Society, and Children in Global Perspective.
• Mentored graduate students with writing skills, often whom were English Language Learners.

Research and Production Assistant, studio7arts and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2004-2007
• Assisted filmmaker, author, and anthropologist Robert Gardner with all aspects of production.
• Managed all financial transactions for the $200,000 annual studio budget.
• Copy edited all sections of Mr. Gardner’s two-volume memoir, The Impulse To Preserve.

Editorial Assistant, Whats Up Magazine, “Bringing Arts and Awareness to the Streets” Boston, MA 2004
• Edited articles for clarity and style.
• Assisted with magazine imagery, layout, and composition.

Community Life Coordinator, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 2002-2004


• Supervised and trained House Coordinators who provided leadership and programming in residence halls.
• Advised the Minority Coalition on funding, advocacy, and inter-group relations.
• Served as an integral member of the Multicultural Center staff and liaison to the Dean’s Office.
BRIAN SCHWARTZ
952 Broadway, Apt. 2 • Somerville, MA 02144 • (617) 645-8530 • bschwartz47@gmail.com

SKILLS
• Training: Developed and executed trainings in counseling, diversity, editing and group facilitation
• Software: Microsoft Office, Adobe PageMaker, PhotoShop, and many video editing programs
• Language: Spanish
• Personal Strengths: Excellent interpersonal skills, strong writer, press and editorial experience, teamwork

WORKS
Short videos Halfway There, You Can Leave Now, Kosovo, New Genre, Hands, Being Yourself, Lionel, Running
Feature-length screenplay Adults
Ethnography The Declaration of Independents: Boston Filmmakers of Color Composing Community
Songs Lost with You, When We Hear Songs, Let Me, Sides of a Nation, Man, Sunset, Steel Wool, Do You
Remember When, In Memorium, Vertigo

SERVICE ACTIVITIES
• Mentored disadvantaged elementary school children in Los Angeles, CA 2000-2001
• Founding member of Sagehen Multicultural Awareness Committee (peer diversity training program)
2001
• Dynamics of Difference and Power Committee Member 1998-2001
• Helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity in East Los Angeles 1998 and Sioux City, IA 2008
• Volunteer at the 2005 Roxbury Film Festival.
• Assisted filmmaker Julie Mallozzi on production of 2006 Schott Fellowship in Early Care and Education.
• Taught filmmaking at High Rocks Academy for Girls in Pocohontas Co., West Virgina, Summer 2006.

HONORS
• Received the Student Choice Award as “the individual whose unmatched service, support and dedication in
the minds of the students has contributed most to student life at the Williams College Multicultural Center.”
• Recognized as the 2003-04 Faculty/Administrator of the Year by the Multicultural Center Staff.
• Selected as semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project for the screenplay Adults.
• Published in Whats Up, The Wash, Outspoken, The Re-View, Passwords, Swill, Commonthought and
Unbound literary magazines.
• Awarded Brian Stonehill Memorial Research Grant of $1,250 for Being Yourself.
• Awarded King Family Foundation Scholarship of $2,500 for Media Studies.
• Awarded Matthew Klopfleisch prize for outstanding senior student in English or Media Studies.
• Received the Gleason Award for “a warm-hearted contribution to the Pomona College community through
such traits as sympathy, friendliness, good cheer, generosity, perseverance and courage.”
• Selected for the Student Symposium at the 2005 Telluride Film Festival.