AARON PAUL LOVETT
Aaron Paul Lovett is a filmmaker, writer, and content creator. His first short film, GAYS FOR TRUMP?, follows three gay Trump supporters in the American South. Lovett won First Place in the 2017 RiverRun International Film Festival PitchFest for GAYS FOR TRUMP?, and has shown the film at festivals including Indie Memphis, RiverRun, and Indie Grits, among others. His newest documentary short, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM THE HOMELAND, experimentally reflects on the relationship between Jewish identity and Zionism. Shot on location in Israel-Palestine, the film is beginning its festival run. He is currently in pre-production of his first dramatic short, and writing his first feature.
Lovett is pursuing a career in film, television, and digital media. He has worked in a range of media environments, from reality TV, to documentary production, to content creation at BuzzFeed, NowThis, and VaynerX. For a full list of his professional experiences, see his resume.
Photo by Emily Morgan
SELECTED AWARDS, SCREENINGS, & PUBLICATIONS
Official Selection, RiverRun International Film Festival 2018: Gays for Trump?
Official Selection, Indie Grits Film Festival 2018: Gays for Trump?
Official Selection, Drunken Film Fest 2018: Gays for Trump?
Official Selection, Indie Memphis Film Festival 2017: Gays for Trump?
Official Selection, Carrboro Film Festival 2017: Gays for Trump?
Official Selection, Swain Lot Film Festival 2016: They Lived
Official Selection, Carrboro Film Festival 2016: MILK
Official Selection, Ozark Shorts 2016: MILK
Official Selection, VHS Mixtape Vol. 1 2016: MILK
Official Selection, Bogota Experimental Film Festival 2015: MILK
First Place, RiverRun International Film Festival PitchFest, 2017: Gays for Trump?
John Hope Franklin Documentary Award, 2017: Sights & Sounds from the Homeland
Sexuality Studies Creative Projects Award, UNC, 2017: Gays for Trump?
Suzanne Bolch Award, UNC, 2017
Gerald Unks Fellowship, UNC, 2017
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellowship, 2016 & 2017
Third Place in Fiction, Cellar Door, Fall 2016: Waiting
Acceptance into Berklee College of Music Film Scoring Workshop, 2016: They Lived
Publications & Gallery Showings
Published in North Carolina's Emerging Writers – An Anthology of Nonfiction: Doors
Published in Visual Art, Cellar Door, Fall 2016: In Bed
Group Exhibition – Image in Motion: Movement Four
Group Exhibition, Carrack Modern Art: Sights & Sounds