Department of English Student Stories
Meet Sy Huq, an alumnus who graduated with his BA in English in 2014. After UTA, he graduated from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television Professionals Program in Producing and went on to win several awards including the AT&T Film Award, an International Screenwriters Association (ISA) Fast Track Fellowship, and an Imagine Impact Creative Network Staff Pick for screenwriting.His film, "Things That Fall" made the long-list for the 92nd Academy Awards for Best Live Action Short Film. A story he wrote/directed, the film uses a 360-degree soundscape to take viewers directly inside the auditory hallucinations of a student trying to take a test and follows him from the classroom to the library where he connects with a deaf classmate. Sy’s work not only uses pioneering technology in sound design but also shows his commitment to telling new stories from perspectives that are often overlooked or underrepresented.