Filmmaker to visit UT as artist-in-residence Sept. 17-21

September 17, 2018 | Arts, Events, News, UToday, Arts and Letters
By Angela Riddel

Motion picture editor and filmmaker Mike Goodier will be a guest filmmaker-in-residence in the UT Department of Theatre and Film Monday through Friday, Sept. 17-21.

During his stay, Goodier will lecture several classes in the UT Film/Video Program and give individualized tutorials and critiques to film/video students.


On Friday, Sept. 21, Goodier, along with Holly Hey, UT professor of film and head of the Film/Video Program, will give a lecture titled “Cutting ‘Teeth’: Influence and Agency in Documentary Film Editing” at the 2018 International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference. Their talk is scheduled at 2:45 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Room 2591.

Goodier also will screen the film he edited titled “Teeth,” which follows the story of a middle-aged Hawaiian woman, sex trafficked when she was younger, as she raises her family and begins to heal physically and emotionally from the abuse she has suffered.

The 2018 International Human Trafficking and Social Justice Conference is free to UT students, faculty and staff with Rocket ID. For pricing details and event information, visit

Also on Friday, Sept. 21, Goodier will screen the documentary, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” for which he was the post-production supervisor. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts Center Theatre.

A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, this follow-up documentary shows the emerging energy revolution. Cameras follow former U.S. Vice President Al Gore behind the scenes — in moments private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues empowering the notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

The free screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Goodier; Dr. Defne Apul, UT professor of civil engineering and sustainable engineering; Dr. Todd Crail, UT associate lecturer of environmental sciences; Dr. John Koolage, associate professor of philosophy of science at Eastern Michigan University; and Tom Henry, a reporter with The Blade.

Goodier is a motion picture editor and filmmaker with more than a decade of experience crafting stories for documentary and narrative film. His professional credits include in-production films such as “Teeth” and “Survivors,” and editing work on “The Hidden Vote Episode 01” (2018) and “Redemption Trail” (2013). He also served as assistant editor for “Cinema Travellers” (2016), “The Kill Team” (2013) and “The Waiting Room” (2012), and as an additional editor, post-production coordinator and assistant editor for “Audrie & Daisy” (2016).

In 2014, he was named a Sundance Documentary Edit Lab Assistant Editor Fellow.

Goodier also has taught and developed filmmaking-related courses. He was an instructor and created a visual storytelling class specifically for young adults with developmental disabilities at the Harvey Milk Center in San Francisco. He was a video editing instructor at the Associated Students of the University of California Berkeley Art Studio.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in film studies from Rhode Island College and a master of fine arts degree in media arts from the California College of the Arts, where he also was a teaching assistant in its 4D program, as well as in its introductory and advanced film production courses.

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