On Thursday, September 24, 2015, Dodge College will hold the 2015 Leo Freedman Foundation First Cut Screening at the gorgeous Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles.

This year, we will be screening:

Bastard – (Joseph Mackedanz ‘15): On the day he is to film his first comedy special, comedian George Harmon finds out that his ex-wife is pregnant with what could be his child.

Beware of Bunny – (Becky Gill ‘15): On the way home a little boy finds the pet of his nightmares.

Casey and the Death Pool – (Margaret Anderson ‘15): Casey runs an underground death pool at the elite Riverglen Retirement Community. When Dorinda arrives at Riverglen and begins to threaten her dark designs by saving the life of Casey’s latest bet, Frank, their quest for power reaches epic proportions

Chiaroscuro – (Daniel Drummond ’15): In a desolate place, a discovery by a mysterious entity sets in motion a chase through abstract space. As two organisms compete for the one light amid the darkness, their story reveals the volatile nature of power.

Run – (Trevor Stevens ‘15): When a drug deal goes awry, disengaged gang member Marcus is forced into a situation in which he must place his trust in a young rival gang member named Dean in order to survive the night.

This is How I Want to Remember H.E.R. – (Kali Baker-Johnson ’15): The story of Corbin, a quiet African-American boy who begins to struggle with his racial identity after his family moves his cousin Patience, a teenaged lesbian who’s been living on the streets, into their home in a mostly white suburb.

NOTE: This is not the screening order.

We feel it is important take time to celebrate our students’ best work and showcase it to the industry. Each year we screen our top five student films at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in both Los Angeles and New York City. The events include a pre-reception, screening, and a post reception, allowing plenty of time for mingling and networking. Both events draw hundreds of guests and are a highlight of the semester for students and their crews, actors and families.