The UTD Cinematheque: Blood, Vamps, & Smoking Guns

Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Venue: The Jonsson Performance Hall

A group of creative current and former UT Dallas students have teamed up to produce a full-length feature film. Under the name of the production company Nowadays Orange, the group of Comets will be screening their film Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall.

The movie premiered Sept. 19 at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.

“I got a sneak preview and loved it. To make a professional-quality, feature-length film on an incredibly tight schedule, with a budget less than a semester’s tuition at film school is amazing. UT Dallas can be proud – their achievement is tremendous,” said McDermott Program Director Molly Seeligson.

The film follows private detective Erika “Colt” Coltrane, who investigates a series of murders that have been kept secret from the public. Soon finding herself embroiled in a conspiracy involving vampires, Colt rushes to solve the murders and stop the killing rampage.

Nowadays Orange is headed by Alex Garcia Topete and Jacob Wurzer.

“I took film study classes with Professor Adrienne L. McLean. We looked at Alfred Hitchcock and film noir. You can see the influence of these courses in the movie,” Topete said.

Other UT Dallas students involved with production include McDermott Scholars Prashant Raghavendran, who composed the music, and Elin Britton. Alumnus Taylor Brigance helped write the screenplay.

Read the full UT Dallas News article.

For more information contact:
Jonathan GNO White
[email protected]

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