Category Archives: Hollywood Salon

Hollywood Salon: Always the Second Monday of the month at the historic Culver Hotel, Culver City, Los Angeles. The Hollywood Salon is an educational program of events featuring guest lecturers working in film, television, entertainment and the arts, sponsored by the Nebraska Coast Connection.

This May, The Nebraska Coast Connection is receiving The Award of Merit from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Fine Arts. UNL is bringing our Founder Todd Nelson to Lincoln to accept the award. In honor of this event, for the first time ever, The Hollywood Salon will be “Coming Home” to Nebraska, and be hosted at the Carson Center for EMA. This will be a one time only role-reversal where the Nebraskans will have an in-person Salon while those in California and elsewhere will get to stream the Salon. Click the button below to be on the list to receive the streaming information when it becomes available. If you are in Nebraska, join us in person in Lincoln, and if not, join us virtually. Either way, hope to see you on May 8th!                                                                                                                                                                                                                   . 
Monday, May 8th, 2023 at 6:00pm CDT
Hollywood Salon in Lincoln, Nebraska!
Special Guest: JON BOKENKAMP, SHOWRUNNER

30 years. The Nebraska Coast has been connecting people to each other for three decades. Careers have been built, friends have been made, and creativity has blossomed throughout the years as this Nebraska Mafia has grown.  This May, we’re traveling to Lincoln to have a chat with someone who began his career in Hollywood with the help of the NCC. NCCers, join us in person on Monday, May 8th 10th at the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts in Lincoln, NE. RSVP below to be sent our streaming link!

JON BOKENKAMP created and served as an executive producer on the NBC drama THE BLACKLIST. He currently is the showrunner for a brand-new Apple TV series, which he will be discussing with our group in May! A native of Kearney, Nebraska, Bokenkamp’s feature film work includes the thriller THE CALL, TAKING LIVES, and PERFECT STRANGER. He has collaborated with directors Tony Scott (TOP GUN), William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST) and Joe Carnahan (THE GREY). He also served as a creator and executive producer on NBC’sTHE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION, a spinoff of the original series.


Jon attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, before graduating with honors from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to his work in television and feature films, Bokenkamp is the founder and creative director of the World Theater arthouse in Kearney.

The Hollywood Salon

with Jon Bokenkamp, Showrunner

Monday, May 8th at 6pm CDT

THE CARSON CENTER FOR EMERGING MEDIA ARTS

1300 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.

Monday, March 13th, 2023 at 8:00pm PDT
The Hollywood Salon at PRISCILLA’S CAFE in BURBANK
Special Guest: Finishing Editor Jim Eberle

Two-time Emmy Winner. Outstanding in his field. This month’s guest is ready to share some pearls of wisdom gleaned throughout his four-decade career in post-production. He has made his mark on some of the biggest films and television of our time and is ready to answer all of your questions! Come on by. Our upcoming Salon promises to be full of priceless insights!

Join us in person on Monday, March 13th at PRISCILLA’S in the Toluca Lake area of Burbank. Let’s connect in person and/or online via Zoom!

JIM EBERLE is a Senior Trailer Finishing Editor at the post-production facility, Company 3. Growing up in Nebraska, he graduated from Sam Houston College in Texas with a BFA in Radio, Television, & Film and a minor in Physical Science. Recent projects include trailer, promos, and other materials for major features including AVENGERS: END GAME, & the new TOP GUN: MAVERICK. Jim also worked as a finishing artist on GAME OF THRONES, where he was awarded a 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 Primetime Emmy Award for his contribution to the Outstanding Drama Series.

Jim has previously spent over a decade freelancing at a large assortment of companies, including stints at Technicolor, where he served as digital intermediate editor on THOR: THE DARK WORLD & IRON MAN 3. At EFILM, he worked on marketing campaigns for such films as THE LONE RANGER & THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Recognized as a flame and smoke artist, his work as an online editor and VFX artist spans over 18 feature films, as well as posts with Universal Digital Services and Westwind Media

The Hollywood Salon
with Editor Jim Eberle
Monday, March 13 at 8pm PDT
PRISCILLA’S GOURMET COFFEE SHOP
4150 W Riverside Dr A, Burbank, CA 91505

NCC 2023 SalonFest & Tribute

Monday, February 13th at 8PM

It’s time. We’re back and in person! Be there for the first Salon of the year TONIGHT, Monday, February 13th at 8PM at ARTSEE NFT Gallery in Downtown LA. We can’t wait to give you a big hug!

Our first guest of the year is a Nebraskan you’re sure to recognize. She has had numerous prominent roles in blockbuster films and network television and wants to share about her experiences with you! Stop by – tonight promises to be a momentous event celebrating our return!

Nancy graduated from Smith College and trained in London at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She has worked in many Regional Theaters including ARENA STAGE, SHAKESPEARE THEATRE, DELAWARE THEATRE CO, & VIRGINIA STAGE CO. Her films include WASHINGTON SQUARE, SUBURBICON, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, & BULLET TRAIN. Television credits include THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, CRIMINAL MINDS, NEW GIRL & JOEY. 

She wrote and performed her one-woman show, MASSAGE ON THE FLIP SIDE – BEATING UP THE NAKED PEOPLE in LA for three years running. Her second one-woman show, WHAT IF I FLY (Dir. Nick Demos, Come From AWAY) is dedicated to her father CDR Frederick Daly who died from the effects of Dementia in 2019. She is a very proud Alzheimer’s and Veterans advocate. 

Location. Location. Location.

We have a temporary home! This month we will be meeting at ARTSEE NFT Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles at 660 S Ave 21 #5, Los Angeles, CA 90031. This is an exciting new art gallery located just East of Chinatown. Note, the gallery is on a Dead End which turns into a parking lot. While there’s a lot of available parking, it is shared with the gym next door. There is more space to park on the south side of the building. If you need help, stop in and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Remember, with your entry you receive a drink ticket and raffle ticket (suggested donation $15). The gallery will have a selection of beer and wine. This is the first time we’ve raised prices in a decade due to the increase in rental spaces. (If anyone has the hookup, maybe we can help remedy this…nudge nudge!) As always, we want to have you there – if $15 is a hardship, come to volunteer to help us set up or greet the check-ins & we’ll cover your entrance fee.

We WILL be offering a Zoom setup for those who can’t make it to DTLA in person – be sure to RSVP that you’ll be zooming in and we’ll send you the link!

Snag Your NCC Tee!

The NCC is coming into its 30th year around the sun. To celebrate, we have created a brand-new NCC 30th “Dare to Dream” Tee. Snag one and be sure to set your intentions to the highest of heights in 2023! $30 + shipping, or you can pick one up tonight! Email us at howdy@nebraskacoast.com with your size.

New Year, New Home

Your NCC is still on a quest to find its permanent Home Sweet Home in Hollywood! We would still love to discuss ideas with you: perhaps a theatre that’s dark on Monday, a private room in a bar/restaurant, or a soundstage with a meeting space. Email us! We’d love your help in shaping the next chapter of your Hollywood Salon! 
*Image: OUT THERE, Animator Ryan Quincy

NCC 2023 SalonFest & Tribute

Monday, January 9th at 7:30pm PT via Zoom

It’s our 3-Minute Film Festival! Cue up your latest short, reel, or anything you helped to create and we’ll show three minutes tomorrow, Monday, January 9th on Zoom. You’ll get a minute to tell us about it, before or after. We are also planning a tribute to Lew Hunter. Please come and share your thoughts and memories of him. Please send your files and/or links to howdy@nebraskacoast.com. 

Rest In Peace Lew Hunter

We learned of our dear friend Lew Hunter’s passing this past week. Our hearts go out to his wife Pam and his family, and we wish them peace and comfort during this difficult time. Lew was a legendary screenwriter, teacher, and guide. He inspired many of us on our journeys to becoming better writers of the human condition. A regular Salon guest, he touched the lives of many of us NCCers aspiring to be actors, directors, writers, producers, and beyond. We shall deeply mourn his absence. We celebrate his impact and his wisdom will be shared with generations to come. We will be setting aside time at tomorrow’s Salon for a tribute to Lew. Any friends of his are welcome to come and share your thoughts at the January 9th Salon on Zoom.
Thank you, Lew. Rest in peace, dear friend. You’ll always be in our hearts. 

NCC30 Tees – Snag yours now!

The NCC is coming into its 30th year around the sun. To celebrate, we have created a brand-new NCC 30th “Dare to Dream” Tee. Snag one and be sure to set your intentions to the highest of heights in 2023! $30 + shipping, or you can pick one up when we get back together in person. Email us at howdy@nebraskacoast.com with your size & we’ll set one aside.

New Year, New Home

Your NCC is on a quest to find a new place to call Home Sweet Home in Hollywood! The Culver Hotel is under new management & their prices have tripled, so we’re moving onward. We’d love to discuss ideas with you: perhaps a theatre that’s dark on Monday, or a private room in a bar/restaurant. Please let us know your suggestions! We look forward to getting back to our in-person tradition soon. 

The NCC Holiday Party

Take a peek at this group photo from the holiday party and our 30th Anniversary celebration, held on Sunday, December 11th 2022. See more photos here. Be sure to plan on attending next year! 

It’s that most wonderful time.
Can you believe your NebraskaCoast has had your back for 30 years?! We started this group in 1992, and we’ve been your Home Sweet Home in Hollywood through it all. And after a couple years of pandemic, boy are we ready to get back together in person!

Come celebrate our 30th anniversary & the holidays with your Nebraska/Hollywood family. We’ll be back at Todd & Marion’s lovely home on the mountain above Pasadena. If you came last year, you’ll know there are plenty of outdoor spaces, decks & gardens & patios — so dress for outside as well as in. 

We’ll have special treats flown in from Nebraska, as well as homemade goodies, hot & cold drinks & desserts. Come before sunset & see the deer frolicking in the meadow from the yurt deck (bears are hibernating, so no worries there!). We’re inviting every special guest we’ve had at Salons all these years, so expect it will be a star-studded evening. Santa’s RSVP’d too, along with all your old and new Nebraska friends in festive attire.

Reserve your tickets today! Be sure to snag the ticket+tshirt deal and pick up your Special Edition 30th Commemorative Dare to Dream T-Shirt. Remember, all proceeds help us continue for the next 30 years. We can’t wait to see you at the party!
 
The Hollywood Salon Holiday PartySunday, December 11th 3-7pm 






Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 7:30pm PT 
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guest: ROXANN DAWSON, Director | Producer | Actor 

There’s something special for you at this month’s Salon! Our guest will be connecting with us from Nebraska, ready to talk about her decorated career as an actor, producer, and director. She has worked on countless A-list shows, and even has experience gracing the stages of Broadway. Learn how she’s doing it all from her new home in the Heartland!

Join us this Monday, November 14th via Zoom to connect with this first time Salon guest. A Salon you’ll definitely want to attend!

ROXANN DAWSON is a triple threat talent, a respected producer, director and actor. She made her feature film directing debut with BREAKTHROUGH, based on the incredible true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds, starring Chrissy Metz, Josh Lucas, Topher Grace, Mike Colter and Marcel Ruiz. An adaptation of Joyce Smith’s memoir, The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection, the movie was released by Fox 2000 earlier this year.

This season, Roxann directed multiples of the Sci-Fi epic FOUNDATION for Apple, based on Isaac Aasimov’s influential book series; as well as the pilot of THE HORRORS OF DOLORES ROACH for Amazon which she also Executive Produced. This season she will also be directing DARK MATTER for Apple. Roxann directed THE MORNING SHOW for Apple, multiples of PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS for Showtime, and multiples of THE DEUCE—including the season finale. Her prolific career includes directing multiples of HOUSE OF CARDS, THE AMERICANS, THE PATH, BATES MOTEL, CHANCE and TREME. Dawson has been the producer-director on the perennial hit SCANDAL, as well as COLD CASE and CROSSING JORDAN. Other credits include THE CHI, THIS IS US, MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS, LOST, THE GOOD WIFE, and HELL ON WHEELS. Dawson directed the pilot and first two episodes of MERCY STREET for PBS and Scott Free Productions. MERCY STREET marked the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade.

A native of Los Angeles, Dawson graduated from UC Berkeley as a Theatre Arts Major. Shortly after graduation, she landed her first professional job as Diana Morales in the Broadway production of A CHORUS LINE by attending an open call in San Francisco. Suddenly, she found herself in New York rehearsing with Michael Bennett at the Shubert Theatre. While in New York, Dawson also performed in numerous Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions including plays at Circle Repertory Theatre (where she was a member), Arena Stage, and at CTC, where she played Miranda in Julie Taymor’s The Tempest. A series regular role in Aaron Spelling’s NIGHTINGALES brought her back to Los Angeles, where she continued to act in series and films. She was honored to be asked to return to Broadway to close A Chorus Line as the last Morales.

Soon after, she was cast as B’Elanna Torres in STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and during the series’ seven-year run, she started a family and began her directing career. VOYAGER offered her the first opportunity to direct and she proceeded to direct 10 episodes of the next Star Trek series, ENTERPRISE. In addition to directing, Roxann co-authored a trilogy of novels with Daniel Graham, The Tenebrea Trilogy, published by Simon & Schuster.

To note, Roxann is married to last month’s guest, Casting Director Eric Dawson. They are a dynamic duo with six decades of combined experience in Hollywood. Their family is now based in Lincoln.

NCCers, Mark Your Calendars for Monday, November 14th! Learn about:

  • Working on some of Hollywood’s biggest TV shows. 
  • How the industry has shifted while she has changed career roles.
  • What’s on the horizon: Projects in Nebraska?

Hear her answers and more this Monday!

The Hollywood Salon

with Casting Director Roxann Dawson

7:30-9:30 PM PST | Monday, November 14th

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!

Monday, October 10th 2022 at 7:30 pm PT 
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guest: ERIC DAWSON, Casting Director | Partner at U/D/K Casting

At the heart of some of the biggest TV shows of our time is a Nebraskan. This month’s guest has been a creative visionary, assembling talent for some of the most-watched and awarded shows. He & his projects are Emmy award-winners, & have been shaping the cultural narrative over the last three decades.  A Salon you’ll definitely want to attend.

Join us this Monday, October 10th via Zoom to connect with this first time Salon guest. He’ll be joining from Lincoln after a recent move from LA. 

ERIC DAWSON is an Emmy Award winning television and film casting director. He also was the recipient of the Casting Directors of America’s highest award, The Hoyt Bowers Career Achievement award. He received this award in 2019 for his contributions to the casting profession and in recognition of his body of work over the last thirty years.

Eric and his business partner, Robert Ulrich, founded their Los Angeles based casting company Ulrich/Dawson Casting in 1989. They added Carol Kritzer as a partner in 1992. U/D/K Casting (as it is often referred to) has been the largest television casting company in the United States for over 25 years. The company has cast nearly 200 different TV and film projects and over 4000 hours of television.

Over the last thirty plus years, Eric and his partners have cast some of the most groundbreaking and successful projects in television. Some of their favorite shows include: AMERICAN HORROR STORY, GLEE, GREY’S ANATOMY, CSI, THE BOYS, NIP/TUCK, THE EXORCIST, 9-1-1, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, HIGHTOWN, SUPERNATURAL, FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, MELROSE PLACE, THE MENTALIST and FELICITY.

Eric has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards. He won the Emmy in 2011 for GLEE for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. He was nominated for four years in a row for his work on AMERICAN HORROR STORY. He has also been nominated for 25 Casting Society of America Awards and has won several. Eric and his partners also received a Media Access Award in recognition of their passion for the Employment of Actors with Disabilities. In 2006, Eric’s alma mater, the University of Nebraska, awarded him the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award.

U/D/K just was nominated for two CSA awards for the 2021 season. They are the only casting directors nominated for awards in both the Comedy and Drama categories.

Not only is this Eric’s first time presenting, it will be the first back-to-back Hollywood Salon hosted by each spouse! ROXANN DAWSON is an actress (STAR TREK: VOYAGER) turned director/producer (HOUSE OF CARDS, THE AMERICANS, BREAKTHROUGH) who is set to be our November 14th Hollywood Salon guest. Two must-see Salons!

Eric and Roxann have been married 27 years and have two daughters. Mia is graduating from UNL in the spring of 2022. Emma is at MIT in a PhD program.

NCCers, Mark Your Calendars for Monday, October 10th! Learn about:

  • Remote casting! And how often in-person is required.
  • His instinctive ability to masterfully assemble groups of actors together.
  • What’s on the horizon: Projects in Nebraska?

Hear his answers and more this Monday!

The Hollywood Salon

with Casting Director Eric Dawson

7:30-9:30 PM PST | Monday, October 10th

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!


Monday, September 12th 2022
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guest: CULLEN WRIGHT, Creative Director


There is no place like Nebraska. At times, that brings football disappointments, but in contrast, we celebrate the shining successes of the entertainment grads! Our special guest this month has created a career W.

Beginning his studies in medicine, a filmmaking mentor inspired our guest to make a shift. Join us tomorrow, Sept. 12th via Zoom to hear how this Nebraskan created a thriving 15-year career in the Heart of Hollywood.  See you then!CULLEN WRIGHT grew up in Kearney, Nebraska and attended UNL. He initially began his studies in pre-med, with visions of becoming a doctor. However, after a fateful run-in with Alexander Payne, he ended up switching to film studies.

Cullen has been working in Los Angeles in visual effects for the last 15 years as a freelance artist. Additionally, he worked at the Emmy-nominated VFX studio, BARNSTORM, collaborating on digital effects for productions including ROOM 104MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLESTRANGE ANGEL, and SILICON VALLEY. He is currently directing marketing videos as Head of Video Production for CRYPTEX FINANCE, a crypto company. Additionally, he is in development of an NFT webseries.

Join us TOMORROW, where Cullen will share some of secrets of the VFX world. He’ll be showing how an effect is made, layer by layer. You’ll see excerpts of some of the amazing effects he’s created for TV & film that he’s never been able to share before!

NCCers, Mark Your Calendars for TOMORROW!

  • How was the shift from medicine to film?
  • How does an effect get made and placed in film?
  • What effect is he most proud of? 

The Hollywood Salon

with Creative Director Cullen Wright

7:30-9:30 PM PST | Monday, Sept 12th

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!

Monday, August 8th 2022
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guest: TOM ELKINS, Editor & Director

We have the power to draw our dreams to us. This month’s guest was given the chanced to make movies from his home in Nebraska. Turning this gift into a glittering Hollywood career, he now edits and directs films with some of the great creatives of our time.

Join us this Monday, August 8th via Zoom to hear how his creativity led him from one open door to another. See you then!
TOM ELKINS is now an accomplished Editor and Director, who started out making dozens of 8mm films as a kid in Nebraska. Some of those movies were horror, with titles like THE KILLER TRIKE. His professional career began when he was hired by Herman Cain, then-president of the national restaurant chain Godfather’s Pizza, to make humor-based training videos and TV commercials in Omaha, NE.

He later broke into feature films, initially as a production assistant (GATTACA), then as a production coordinator, with credits that include Mel Gibson’s PAYBACK, and THE BIG LEBOWSKI for the Coen Brothers.

Tom eventually moved into feature editing as an assistant, and had the good fortune of working with — and learning from — Oscar-winning editors such as Mike Hill and Dan Hanley on THE DA VINCI CODE and THE MISSING, and David Brenner on WANTED. He was later hired by Wes Craven’s editor, Patrick Lussier, for Wes’s CURSED and RED EYE, and continued moving up the ladder. Lussier went on to direct WHITE NOISE II for Gold Circle Films, on which he gave Elkins his first opportunity as a feature film editor.

Among other credits, Elkins edited 2009’s thriller, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, the success of which helped earn him the opportunity to direct (and edit) the sequel, released by Lionsgate in 2013. Soon after, he edited the box-office hit ANNABELLE for New Line Cinema, as well as INFERNO for Ron Howard, and FLATLINERS for Sony Pictures.

More recently, Tom served as editor on the MGM thriller THE PRODIGYOrion Pictures well-received reboot of CHILD’S PLAY and WRONG TURN for Constantin. His two latest films, PREY FOR THE DEVIL for Lionsgate and THE INVITATION, for Sony Pictures, are scheduled for theatrical release in the coming months.


   NCCers, Mark Your Calendars for Monday, August 8th!

  •    – How did he turn Godfather’s commercials into a Hollywood career?
  •    – But he’s in Omaha now! How does he does that work?
  •    – If he has the opportunity to direct, does he prefer to also edit?

   Hear his answers and more this Monday!

The Hollywood Salon

with Editor & Director Tom Elkins

7:00-9:30 PM PST | Monday, August 8th

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!


Monday, July 11th 2022
Hollywood Salon…on Zoom!
Special Guests: UNL Carson Center Graduates

What does the future of Hollywood look like? The answer lies with those who not only dream big, but can shape & create with the latest available technology. This is the very first graduating class of those creative experts.

Join us Monday, July 11th at 7pm via Zoom for a Preview Screening and Q&A to hear their take on the future of the arts. Meet your newest group of co-creators on Monday!

MEGAN ELLIOTT is the founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for  Emerging Media Arts. She will be introducing The Inaugural Class of the Emerging Media Arts Program at UNL. They’ll be telling us about their projects and answering questions. Four projects, nine grads, one night only! Find out more about each of the recent grads here.

1. PROJECT 046 is a psychological horror pc video game where the player explores an abandoned laboratory, discovering the past and the role they played in what happened. Students from the Johnny Carson Center teamed up with a Senior Design team in the School of Computing to collaborate on the design and production; the first interdisciplinary capstone between the two schools.

KAYLA LAPOUR is a technical designer. She is blessed with the opportunities to use her 3D modeling, level design, and game engine skills on games such as Expedition Nebraska, a shipped paleontology game with Nebraska Public Media, and her capstone, PROJECT 046. She loves the creative process from start to finish. ALLISON LUND is from Omaha and is looking forward to pursuing a career in 3D modeling. Prior to UNL, she had not known about the world of 3D. She plans to continue her studies and pursue professional opportunities using 3D art in game design. ANGELA WALSH is from Creston, IA and hopes to pursue a job within the industry as a 3D modeler. MEGAN WHISENHUNT is from Mascoutah, IL and is looking forward to entering the field of 3D animation in the cinematic or gameplay worlds. She would prefer to first work with a digital design company in Nebraska to gain foundational experience.

2. HUMAN ERROR is a scene made into reality from Annie Wang, Mitchell Guynan and Madeline Schmit. Their camaraderie brought their vision to life by each pursuing their strengths and interests.

ANNIE WANG is from Omaha, and directed and edited her final piece. After graduation, she plans to pursue work in post-production. MITCHELL GUYNAN is from Blair and was the cinematographer for HUMAN ERROR. He plans on continuing his freelance filmmaking journey and preparing to move to the coast to pursue a career as a cinematographer. MADELINE SCHMIT is from Lincoln. She hopes to pursue writing for TV, Film, gaming, and film/tv production.

3. IF WALLS COULD TALK is a film by cinematographer Payton Bergkamp. She is excited to tell a beautiful story that she deeply cares about, assisted by a great producing partner and director.

PAYTON BERGKAMP is from Salina, KS. After being DP for her capstone film, she plans to move to the East Coast (NYC or Boston) to pursue opportunities in the camera department.

4. WALKER is a documentary which introduces UNL basketball player Derrick Walker, a competitive athlete who wants to win. However, his season did not go as planned with the team finishing last in the B1G conference. The documentary explores Derrick’s identity through his coach, mother, half-brother, and father.

MIKE RAPSYS was born and raised in Naperville, IL. Mike wanted to incorporate his love for sports with his filmmaking ability in his film, WALKER, his capstone project. He is now working as a Creative Media Specialist with the Nebraska Athletics.

The Hollywood Salon

with UNL Carson Center Graduates

7:00-9:30 PM PST | Monday, July 11th

Celebrate with your worldwide NCC Family.
Let’s Zoom Party together!