At age 24, CU student Anthony Hull has already hosted several television and online programs, including for Fox Sports Net. He is an actor who produced a documentary about the CU student experience last spring. Hull plans to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He shared his story with Susan Glairon (MJour’99).
With all your hosting and documentary work, why didn’t you pursue a degree in journalism?
I didn’t feel I had to because I already was doing it. That being said, I wanted to get a degree in something I was really interested in. I want to know what’s going on in the world.
What is your documentary In Passing about?
In Passing documents the experiences of four CU students. Ethan Johnston went through tremendous adversity [he was kidnapped, intentionally blinded and forced to beg in Ethiopia before being adopted by an American family]. Miles McConnell produces music for major artists. Greg Callan has worked as the head video editor for four Olympic teams. And John Sharza (EthSt’10) has done political work on this campus and in Afghanistan. People wouldn’t know this if they passed them on campus. That’s the whole point of the film.
Where has it aired?
In Passing aired at the Film Festival of Colorado in Denver last summer, and in April we showed it to more than 400 people in the ATLAS building on campus. I also have shown it to ethnic studies and communication classes, the Alumni Association staff and to school administrators.
What’s your goal for the film?
Honestly, I just want to get it out to as many people as possible and hopefully impact them so they think about what it means to reach out to another individual.
How did you start working at FSN as an undergraduate?
I first got a job at ManiaTV Network [an internet television network] through a friend who worked there. Then the network moved to L.A., and I wanted to stay here and finish school. After I finished at ManiaTV, another friend sent my information to the casting directors of Get Jookt, a high school sports program [run by Fox] that was broadcast in 13 states. I was one of the co-hosts and interviewed Colorado high-school athletes. The show ended after two seasons in 2010.
What is the documentary on your brother about?
I have a documentary web series call Ant’s World that airs every two weeks on my website [www.anthull.com]. My brother’s episode [episode 4] is a story about when he [Al Hull (Hist’07)] came home last fall from serving in Afghanistan to attend the 1990 University of Colorado Football National Championship reunion.
I was honored when The Coloradan wanted to feature me as a story. A magazine circulated to students, parents, alumni, and staff of the University of Colorado, I am humbled to be written about. CU-Boulder has 30,00 students and to be one of them featured for doing the work I love, well… that’s the best feeling. – Anthony Hull
Music by: Mumford & Sons – The Cave