Screening of student’s short film to be held May 6

Scene from senior Andrew Santin's "The Frontier"The Frontier, a short film written and directed by Andrew Santin, a senior studying theater, will be screened Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium.

The film, funded by the think[ box ] Student Project Fund, is Santin’s senior capstone project.

The cast includes two students from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Playhouse MFA Acting program, Megan King and Kathryn Metzger, undergraduate student Aditi Bhanja, and David Vegh, assistant professor of theater. Vegh’s professional on-screen credits include Saving Private Ryan and Grey’s Anatomy.

In the film, a recent college graduate Leia (King) wrestles with an opportunity to have a meaningful life on a colonization mission in space. She struggles to reconcile the fact that her decision to go would mean saying goodbye to everyone she’s ever known.

Brad Ricca, lecturer of English, served as the faculty mentor and adviser on the project. He is a filmmaker and a the award-winning author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the Creators of Superman.

Angela Russo-Otstot, lecturer of theater, helped Santin develop the script.

Other undergraduate students playing key roles on the production end include Jeffrey Wexler, director of photography), Chaitanya Gollakota, producer, and M.C. Perrin, assistant director.

The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A session.