Director’s Cut

Director’s Cut is an interview spotlight style television series created in 2007 by LHSOC student Nicole Samartino. In each of its 30-minute episodes, Director’s Cut showcases one or several Hofstra student filmmakers and their work. Episodes contain interview segments with filmmakers, and a pre-recorded bio-shoot that is an overview of the filmmaker themselves. Usually, a trailer or short clip is shown from the guest’s film.

HEAT shares a unique tie with the Hofstra Filmmaker’s Club (HFC). Many HFC filmmakers make their way to Director’s Cut by invitation of the show’s producers. However, all filmmakers across the departmental level and extracurricular outlets are welcome guests on the show.


The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication is a center of creativity on Hofstra University’s campus. Our students are producing award-winning work, presenting research, and kickstarting their careers as future communications industry leaders. Prestigious faculty lead small, intimate classes and combine expert teaching, mentoring and hands-on experience to create a rich, collaborative learning environment.

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