Feature film by PSOA alum gets major streaming release 

Seven Days by filmmaker Corey Kupfer (BFA 2008, Film) has received a major streaming release. A fully self-funded and produced seven-part anthology, Seven Days is Kaufer’s first feature film. 

While discussing the film with The Cap Times, Kupfer explained the seven different shorts and characters – a homeless teacher, a wealthy housewife, a social media influencer, a single mother, a polyamorous, sex worker, and a same-sex girlfriend – all depicted by Ellyn Jameson. 

“The first woman’s alienated by this feeling of shame about the fact that she is living out of a car, to the point where she won’t even tell her friends,” Kupfer said. “But then the second woman clearly lives with a lot of wealth, and she’s actually alienated by feeling prisoner to that wealth, right? So there were like these relationships, definitely, that we wanted to draw.” 

Seven Days was a success on the film festival circuit, including a screening at the New York Independent Cinema Awards where it won Best Actress and Best U.S. Feature Film. Additional screenings occurred at festivals such as Wisconsin Film Festival and Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. 

A Wisconsin native, Kupfer grew up in Ozaukee County before studying film and creative writing at UWM. He pursued experimental film and mixed-media installations during his time in Milwaukee. 

“I don’t think there’s a better program in the world for cultivating a young artist’s creative voice than the Peck School of the Arts film program,” said Kupfer. 

He has stayed heavily involved in Wisconsin film since graduating, with his short film Nindy, made while pursuing his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School, winning Best Short at the Wisconsin Film Festival. In 2022, Seven Days was selected for the 24th annual Wisconsin Film Festival. 

Additionally, Kupfer continues to work with other filmmakers in Milwaukee, with fellow PSOA alum Mitchell Arens (MFA 2009, Film) serving as cinematographer on Seven Days

Seven Days is available now. You can purchase the film on platforms such as Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and YouTube TV. 

Story by Jason McCullum ’25