Lorne Clarkson, 2013 Studs Terkel Scholarship Winner

Lorne Clarkson is a senior at Columbia College Chicago. He’s studying cinematography and documentary film. After graduation he hopes to pursue documentary film making and narrative film cinematography.

Little Things, his documentary short that won him the Studs Terkel Scholarship, was shot in Lorne’s hometown of Ypsilanti, MI. The subject of the film, Jason Gold, was Lorne’s history teacher in high school. When Lorne learned that Jason had given up teaching to become a homesteader he was inspired to tell his story. Little Things asks the question: what leads a person to break away from the value of money or power, to live a life based on one’s own meaning of success?