Pamela A. Corkey
Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, Film
New Academic Building 416
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Degrees: MFA, 1994, American Film Institute; BS, 1992, Boston Coll; AA, 1988, Simons Rock Coll of Bard
Pamela Corkey joined the faculty at Hofstra in the Fall of 2008, teaching courses in film production and screenwriting. Initially on the path to becoming a classical composer, her life took a sudden turn when she violated Boston University's curriculum policy to sneak into Film 101. Her final project in that class, "Beef Jerky," won a best comedy award at the New England Super 8 Film Festival and she was hooked. She went on to earn a B.S in Communications and was accepted to the American Film Institute where, in 1994, she completed her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Directing. Throughout the 90's, Ms. Corkey wrote and directed nine short films, including "White Trash on Fire", which was selected for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Freewaves Independent Film & Video Exhibition, touring the West Coast and eventually airing on PBS. She also had a brief stint writing for Fox's "Amazing Spider-man" and "Carmen Sandiego" cartoon series before returning to Boston to start up a production company, Firefly Films & Mutimedia, which focused on music videos, documentaries, and web design. She left Firefly to become an Artist-In-Residence at Emerson College where she developed her first feature film, "Easy Listening." It premiered at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival and was selected for 13 other festivals all over the US and internationally, garnering awards for Best Feature and Best New Director before its release on DVD in 2003. Since then, she has also written several commercial screenplays and a television pilot now in development with 3 Arts Entertainment. She is currently signed to direct her second feature film, "Cornboy," with Periscope Entertainment. Most recently, Ms. Corkey completed her first novel and is in post production on a 16mm short film, "Breeder".