On December 10th filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier visited Professor Nava Silton’s psychology senior seminar, where students were shown a screening of her award-winning film Hounddog. Hounddog tells the story of a troubled young girl in the south who finds comfort in the music of Elvis Presley, and stars Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Robin Wright and Piper Laurie. Though psychologically troubling to watch at times, students enjoyed the screening and the engaging dialogue that followed through a QA with Kampmeier.
Deborah Kampmeir’s first feature film, Virgin, starring Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright, was released in 2004 and was nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards. Her second feature, Hounddog, starring Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Robin Wright and Piper Laurie, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Deborah has just completed her third feature, SPLiT, starring Amy Ferguson. Deborah is the founder of Full Moon Films, a company dedicated to the development and production of films by and about women. She teaches an ongoing Master Acting Class in New York City. Kampmeier has taught at New York University, The Stella Adler Conservatory, and the National Shakespeare Conservatory.