Theater and film collaboration, Screen Stages, premieres short film at Emory

March 28, 2018

Screen Stages, a collaboration between Theater Emory and Emory’s Film and Media Studies department, presents the premiere of its inaugural project, “Fran K,” Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. in White Hall 208 on the Emory University campus.

“The purpose of this exciting collaboration was for students, faculty and professionals to engage on an original film project at a high level,” says Brent Glenn, artistic director for Theater Emory. “This type of interdisciplinary work is invaluable in terms of its ability to reach and impact both members of the Emory community and the greater Atlanta community.”

Co-written by Rob Schmidt Barracano and Frank Rinaldi and directed by Barracano, professor and director of production with Emory’s Film and Media Studies department, “Frank K” stars Anissa Matlock, Cuyle Carvin and Michael Ironside, well known for his work as a villain in many films including “Total Recall” and “Top Gun.”

The production process gave Emory students a chance to work alongside a professional cast and crew. “Our Emory interns were terrific,” says Barracano, “some of them were even spontaneously offered more film work by crew members at the end of the shoot.”

"Fran K" is part of the Frankenstein Anniversary Celebration at Emory (F.A.C.E.), a campus-wide initiative marking the 200th year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein."

Screen Stages, a collaboration between Theater Emory and Emory’s Film and Media Studies, presents the premiere of “Fran K,” Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. in White Hall 208 on the Emory University campus. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion, Q&A and reception.