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Film by Two Alums and a Senior to be Screened at NY Int'l Film & Video Festival in LA

Film by Two Alums and a Senior to be Screened at NY Int'l Film & Video Festival in LA

September 14, 2003

September 14, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - The Fifteen Minute Show, a feature film by two former DePauw University students and a senior at the school, will be shown September 26 at the New York International Film and Video Festival in Los Angeles," writes Bonnie Britton in today's Indianapolis Star.

The story, which is headlined "DePauw comedy lands students in film festival," states that, "Brian Goad, who now lives and works in Chicago as an editor for a production company, did a campus TV program with fellow filmmaker Jack Stahlmann called The Fifteen Minute Show, which was the basis for the movie. Stahlmann wrote the film. Originally from Minnesota, Stahlmann's now in California pursuing an acting/writing career." Goad and Stahlmann, both 2002 DePauw graduates, collaborated with "Michael McIlraith, a Texan, [who] is a senior at DePauw."

Britton, the Star's film critic, notes that the project was created under the auspices of the Media Fellows program. Goad says, "We figured it might be our last chance to take advantage of all the equipment and all the resources" at DePauw, and he gives special credit to Larry J. Abed, director of television operations at DePauw's Center for Contemporary Media, calling him "a huge help."

"The movie's premiere at DePauw drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 300," Britton notes, adding, "The movie still runs on DePauw's closed-circuit TV [D3TV]... The comedy, which clocks in at about 90 minutes, is about the trials and tribulations of doing a student TV show. About 100 people appear in the film, which was shot on campus."

Britton adds, "Goad said their goal is to shoot two movies a year for the next five to 10 years. And they want to stick with comedies. 'Hopefully someone will see it and give us a chance.' If one of them makes it big, they'll bring the others up with them, he said." The film will be screened September 26 at 4 p.m. at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose, in Hollywood. Admission is free.

Indy Star Rolled UpRead the complete story at the Star's Web site by clicking here. Learn more about The Fifteen Minute Show here. DePauw alumni who wish to gather for the screening and a post-film reception can get more information by sending an e-mail here.