Billy Budd Vermillion, Ph.D.
Billy Budd Vermillion earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. His dissertation examines the influence of Marxist humanist thought and the legacy of Socialist Realism on art films produced in East-Central Europe between 1956 and 1981. He has also published articles on silent romantic comedy and on the nature documentary “Microcosmos.” He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ripon College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Northwestern University.
Message from Billy Budd Vermillion, Ph.D.
I am very excited about having the opportunity to work with students in the new MFA in Digital Filmmaking program at Anaheim University. There is much to explore in what Maxim Gorky called “the Kingdom of Shadows,” the myriad worlds that have appeared on screens large and small for over a hundred years. I look forward to teaching about the history of the moving image, to sharing my love of cinema with you, and to learning from all of you as well.