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Posted on March 29, 2016

Writing for Film
3 p.m. April 13
Eberly Hall, Room 110 

The Cal U English Department will host a presentation by alumnus Don Ammon ’97 and Kristopher Veenis, co-writers of the film Summerlings.

The duo will discuss screenwriting and the technical side of filmmaking at 3 p.m. April 13, in Eberly Hall Room 110.

English professor Dr. Carole Waterhouse says that Ammon and Veenis spent 10 years writing and rewriting their script.

“People often see art as something spontaneous and free, but that meticulous attention to detail is also part of the process," she says.

The trailer for Summerlings was shown last fall at the Three Rivers Film Festival.

About the film

Produced by Pittsburgh-based Sulfur Creek Productions and directed by Melissa Martin, Summerlings takes place in the 1980s as the steel industry falters in Pitcairn, Pa.

The film’s website describes it as “a coming-of-age drama” about two boys, Billy and Sid, who “discover a shared vulnerability and forge an unexpected friendship” amid the collapse of the industrial economy in a small Pennsylvania town.

Join us

Admission to the talk is free, and the public may attend.

Parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Get directions and a campus map