Spartan Film

Learning to craft effective narratives and work collaboratively on original projects are invaluable tools that will serve students in whatever they pursue in their lives. Our classes are a wonderful intersection of technology and creativity as students write, shoot and edit their own short films using industry standard cameras and editing software, while also studying the history and impact of world cinema.

Mike Dolan: Contact Info:, 512-327-1213, ext.191

Mike has taught Film at St.Stephen's since 2007. He also directs plays and teaches in the theatre department. As an actor he has had the good fortune to work with great directors including Paul Schrader (The Light of Day), Mike Nichols (Biloxi Blues), and Edward Zwick (Courage Under Fire). He has recently been seen on Friday Night Lights, and the new film Infinity Baby.

Mike has been making films since he was ten years old and made an ill-fated attempt to remake Summer of 42. The short film he wrote and directed, Arrow Shot, premieredat the Sundance Film Festival and played at over 50 festivals worldwide and was broadcast throughout Europe and in the USA and Canada on IFC. After a three-year fellowship at the James A. Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Mike directed the feature film, Dance With The One, which premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and is currently available in iTunes and Amazon.