2021 Maxwell Gray Film Fellowship Awardees Announced

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Two outstanding undergraduates from the University of Michigan, Henry Lu and Mitchell Salley, were awarded the 2021 Maxwell Gray Film Fellowship earlier this week.

The fellowship grants awardees the opportunity to aid in the development, recruitment, production, and dissemination of an original video promoting student mental health. The videos aim to increase knowledge of mental illnesses and decrease the stigma surrounding them. Lu and Salley begin their summer-long fellowship on Monday, May 17.

About Henry Lu

portraitLu is starting his Maxwell Gray Film Fellowship as a senior majoring in Film, Television and Media with a minor in Law, Justice, and Social Change. He is currently a senior video editor and a videographer for The Michigan Daily. Lu has experience in shooting over 40 television commercials for local businesses, speaks three languages and enjoys screenwriting, filmmaking, and playing piano and guitar.

About Mitchell Salley

Salley is continuing to work as a Maxwell Gray Film Fellow as a rising fifth-year honors student in the Film, Television, and Media and Communication and Media departments, with a minor in Business. Outside of his studies, Mitchell is a member of the RC Players and M-Agination Films, and he is an Eagle Scout.


The students’ unique video projects will be unveiled later this year. Previous winners of the Maxwell Gray Film Fellowship award and their projects can be found here.