Orange, CA – September 2, 2014 – It was revealed today that Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s debut feature “The Barber” (formerly “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”), and directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies, has been made an official selection of the 19th Busan International Film Festival – Asia’s largest film festival – which will host the World Premiere of the film on October 3rd.
A suspenseful, character-driven thriller with a twist, “The Barber”examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father’s obsession.
Starring opposite Scott Glenn are Chris Coy (“Deliver Us From Evil,” HBO’s “True Blood,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead”), Stephen Tobolowsky (“Memento,” “Groundhog Day,” “Buried”), Olivia Taylor Dudley (“Transcendence,” “Chernobyl Diaries”) and Kristen Hager (“Wanted,” Syfy’s “Being Human”).
Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s Travis Knox (“The Bucket List”) produced “The Barber.” Bob Yari and William Immerman are executive producers. Max Enscoe wrote the screenplay.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment is the first-of-its-kind film production company run through Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Bob Bassett, head of Chapman Filmed Entertainment and Dean of Dodge College said, “To get a world premiere at such a prestigious film festival is tremendously exciting and rewarding at the same time because there is immediate validation of the movie’s quality and international playability. It’s a great win for our first film and we could not be more proud of everyone involved.”
The official premiere date won’t be set for another few weeks but the Festival runs October 2-11, 2014.
As part of their academic program, Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts will bring a group of 10-15 Dodge College students to the 19th Busan International Film Festival to further their education on Korean and Asian cinema. Led by Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Dr. To Nam Lee, Dodge College students will have the chance to attend film screenings and write a report about each one; learn about the global film industry from notable filmmakers during the festival’s panel discussions; and participate in educational workshops aimed at developing young talent.