Pixel Tracker

Thursday, January 17 , 2019, 3:37 pm | Overcast 61º


SBCC Film and Television Alumnus Directing First Feature Film

Benjamin Golabre and Monique Rosario discuss production details for their upcoming feature film ‘She Dreams of Fireflies.’ Click to view larger
Benjamin Golabre and Monique Rosario discuss production details for their upcoming feature film ‘She Dreams of Fireflies.’ (SBCC photo)

Students in SBCC Faculty Memer Curtis Bieber’s Film and Television Production course, "Directing for the Camera," heard from a very special guest speaker earlier this semester.  

Benjamin Golabre, a former fellow student and SBCC graduate who once sat in class where they did, is currently experiencing the success they all dream of one day.  He returned to campus to share his story and experiences.

Golabre has the distinction of being the first graduate of the department to begin production on his first full-length feature, She Dreams of Fireflies

The film was written by Golabre's associate, Monique Rosario, and the scheduled cast currently includes Mary Wilson (formerly of the Supremes), Dominique Swain, Jonathan Lipniki, Ryan Slater, Wolfgang Bodison and Karron Graves.  

Filming will begin in upstate New York in the spring with a production delivery date for fall of 2016.

First honors are not new to Golabre as he, along with fellow SBCC student Gabriella Gullen, attended the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2013 to present their 10-minute student film “Paradise Café” at the festival’s Short Film Corner.  

While at Cannes in 2014, he was able to network and connect with a producer for funding Fireflies.

Golabre, who has reached this level of accomplishment solely with his two-year associate’s degree from SBCC, is obviously a talented director, said his instructor Bieber, while the alumnus stressed stressed hard work, networking and good luck as other factors in his rising success.

— Joan Galvin is the public information officer for SBCC.


Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.