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Alumni-Produced Film, Shot on DePauw Campus, to be Screened at Festival

August 1, 2004

August 1, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The Lift, a short film that was produced by three alumni of DePauw University and was filmed on the DePauw campus, will be screened at the ShoeString Film Festival in Long Beach, California on Saturday, August 14. Produced by Jack Stahlmann '02, Brian Goad '02 and Michael McIraith '04, the project utilized professional actors from Chicago and served as McIlraith's senior Media Fellows project. The trio were on the DePauw campus in April to shoot their film (read more here).

Written by McIlraith and Stahlmann, The Lift is the story of three strangers -- a businesswoman, a stressed-out bike courier and a British exchange student -- who get stuck in an elevator, "and hilarity ensues," says Stahlmann, an actor in Los Angeles who has appeared on TV's Days of Our Lives.

The first semi-annual ShoeString Film Festival is described as "a curated festival of short films which includes animation, live action, film as an experimental medium, and amateur films, fifteen minutes or less total running time." It will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Koo's Art Center, located at 530 E. Broadway in downtown Long Beach. Admission is $5. For more information click here.

To learn more about The Lift, contact Pen15 Productions by clicking here.