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Rustler Spotlight: Tanner Denton

January 26, 2020

Portrait of Tanner Denton

Tanner Denton is a sophomore from Gillette majoring in film.

While in high school, Denton found a passion for creating films. He often made movies with friends and edited them in iMovie. Denton finds encouragement in things he sees in cinema that he finds valuable. In a time of repetitive movies, he appreciates unique ideas and creations that are meant to inspire.

Denton found himself drawn to CWC to experience its unique film program. This gave him the opportunity to study a subject that is not offered anywhere else in Wyoming. He appreciates the chance to learn from an extremely insightful professor, Jeremy Nielsen.

I think he’s very knowledgeable on many aspects in film, and I aspire to get to that level someday. ”

Tanner Denton

Denton will graduate in May with a degree in film and communication. After he graduates, he plans to transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s and possibly a master’s in film. 

“Ideally I would like to write and direct films for a living,” he said. “But for now I’m keeping my options open.”

Denton was nominated by Laura Phagan, publications coordinator for CWC.

“Tanner has been a great addition to the marketing team as our video editor,” Phagan said. “He is creative and fun-loving and he brings a unique perspective to all marketing projects.”