UGFTV Malcolm Quinn Silver-Van Meter, Sloan Prize Nomination

Thursday, Jul 14, 2022

Malcolm Quinn Silver-Van Meter
Malcolm Quinn Silver-Van Meter

The Museum of the Moving Image and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced finalists for their nationwide Film Program. We are pleased to announce that UGFTV, Malcolm Quinn Silver-Van Meter, has been nominated for a Sloan Student Prize.

The Sloan Student Grand Jury awards two outstanding film or series screenplays that integrate science or technology with a cash prize of $20,000 and a year-round mentorship from a scientist and film industry professional. The winners will be honored in the fall at a MoMI awards ceremony.

Malcolm Quinn Silver-Van Meter is a NYC-based screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker from Vermont. In recent years, he’s worked on projects with filmmakers Christine Choy, Matthew Heineman, Timothy Grucza, and Thorsten Thielow. He recently wrapped production on his short film December 1964. Silver-Van Meter is in his senior year at NYU Tisch, where he will shoot his thesis short film in October.

Vemork (Feature) is based on true events of World War II, this five-part miniseries follows Leif Tronstad, a Norwegian scientist taking refuge in England. When the Nazis commandeer the Norwegian factory where he oversaw experiments, and repurpose his innovations to produce an atomic weapon, he must carry his guilt while simultaneously advising the British to stop them. When it becomes clear that the factory must be destroyed, Tronstad must convince Allied command to let him plan a mission carried out by commandos rather than firebombs, as any attempt to bomb the facility will put three thousand civilian lives in danger. Ten Norwegian refugees are assembled, all expert skiers, to drop into occupied Norway and carry out the mission on foot—or rather—on ski. Led by young resistance fighter Joachim Rønneberg, each man faces his own difficulties as the commandos shoulder the weight of those three thousand Norwegian lives.