Meet Our Alumni

Kyle Finnegan
YACP Recipients

Five Film at Mason alumni were selected as recipients of the Young Alumni Commissioning Project this year. Read up on their award-winning projects.

Alexander Hammett
Award-winning Alum

Mason alum Alexander Hammett wins "Best Director" at Miami Indie Film Festival.

Mohammed Saffouri
Alum Honored
Alum Honored

Mason alumnus Mohammed Saffouri honored with a prestigious Capital Emmy for his documentary film, The First.

Film at Mason Alumna Jordon Jones speaks to the 2020 Winter Graduates.

Alumni List

  • Mannon Butt

    2011, Film and Video Studies, BA

    After graduating from Mason's Film and Video Studies program in 2011, Mannon started working as a part-time Sports ENG Camera Operator for NBA Wizards, NHL Capitals, WNBA Mystics and NCAA Georgetown Hoyas home games, as well as a contracted, full-time Assistant Editor at Discovery Channel with WilmaTV Inc.
  • Kwanza Gooden

    2013, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Kwanza Nicole Gooden is a director, writer, producer, editor, and videographer who's work has been featured on USA Today, BuzzFeed, and BET Networks. In 2018, she was awarded Best Director at the Oscar-qualifying Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival for her short film Token.
  • Donovan Jones

    2018, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Donovan Jones is a young and motivated director, producer, and entrepreneur whose passion is fueled by telling stories that challenge perspectives and inspire change in the realms of equality & social justice.
  • Alison McDaniel

    2012, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Allison McDaniel is a Producer and Editor at PBS. She has two Daytime Emmy nominations as Creative Producer for Vicious NYC Pride March 2015 and as Producer for Masterpiece: Victoria. She graduated Cum Laude in 2012 with her BA in Film and Video Studies. 
  • Erblin Nushi

    2018, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Erblin Nushi, Film and Video Studies alum
  • 2010, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Alex Plank, Film and Video Studies alum
  • Alicia Rodriguez

    2020, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Alicia Rodriguez's first documentary “Cultivation and Community” about urban agriculture in D.C. was selected for the 2018 Best of Film at Mason and screened at Community Stories Film Festival. In 2019,  Alicia was the only undergraduate awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Princess Grace Scholarship Award for her thesis experimental documentary film  "A Diasporic Boricua." 
  • A headshot of Mohammed Saffouri, who looks at the camera from a slight angle. He has dark hair and a short beard, smiling at the camera. He wears a white button down shirt and is pictured in front of a neutral gray background.
    Mohammed Saffouri is an award-winning Palestinian-American filmmaker based in Fairfax, Virginia. Saffouri distinguished himself early on in his film career by earning a Capital Emmy for his debut documentary film, The First.
  • Rodrigo Vasquez, 2019 Film Alum

    2019, Film and Video Studies, BA

    Rodrigo Vasquez, 2019 Film Alum