04/16/2021 | AuthorNCC
I've been teaching full-time in the Communications Department since 2004. One of my fondest memories was when one of my production students came back years later for our departmental career day and spoke to current students about her TV production career -- and thanked me for my influence and guidance. That was pretty amazing.
NCC is special to me because of the variety of students. Some know exactly what they want and some are exploring and finding their way. I love the opportunity to connect with both types, and everyone in between. My recent film, "One Moment," stars Danny Aiello in his final film performance. It's about middle-aged siblings struggling to manage their lives while also caring for their recently widowed, aging father. I've written screenplays and made short documentary films for many years, but decided I wanted to take the giant leap of actually directing and producing a narrative feature film that I wrote.
It has been a phenomenal experience both professionally and personally -- challenging, rewarding and fun. We even filmed some scenes on the NCC campus and had some students and faculty as extras, as well as students who were production interns!
More on Prof. O'Connor's film "One Moment"
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