Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), welcomed Full Sail graduate Darren Lynn Bousman, acclaimed Director of the horror film series Saw II, III & IV, to its Full Sail Live facility on Monday, November 17, 2008 for a live screening of his latest film, Repo! The Genetic Opera. The screening was followed by a Q&A session for current students and faculty of the university, and also featured actor and co-writer Terrance Zdunich and fellow Full Sail graduate, Will Weyer, a flash developer and co-founder of the company Wiretree that produced the Repo! official website.
Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) November 20, 2008 - Full Sail University (www.fullsail.edu), welcomed Full Sail graduate Darren Lynn Bousman, acclaimed Director of the horror film series Saw II, III & IV, to its Full Sail Live facility on Monday, November 17, 2008 for a live screening of his latest film, Repo! The Genetic Opera. The screening was followed by a Q&A session for current students and faculty of the university, and also featured actor and co-writer Terrance Zdunich and fellow Full Sail graduate, Will Weyer, a flash developer and co-founder of the company Wiretree that produced the Repo! official website.
Repo! The Genetic Opera, was released in August 2008 and is distributed by LionsGate Entertainment and produced by Twisted Pictures, the same companies involved in the successful Saw series. The film is classified as a horror musical that depicts an epidemic that causes a biotech company to begin an organ financing program. The cast of Repo! consisted of opera superstar Sarah Brightman, who opened the 2008 Beijing Olympics, legendary actor Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, best known for his role on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Paris Hilton in the role of Amanda Sweet, and Zdunich, in the role of Graverobber.
Bousman, who has embarked on a college tour to promote the film, returned to Full Sail University where he achieved his degree in Film in 2002. With a projector donated by SWANK Audio Visual, the event provided an exclusive screening to over 200 students and fulfilled Bousman's hope to share Repo! with future filmmakers who are eager to learn from his experience in the industry.
"Having the opportunity to return to Full Sail where I learned my craft and being able to share my work with the students and faculty was a truly rewarding experience," said Bousman. "It is my hope to inspire even one student to pursue their dreams just as I did, and place their unique footprint on the film industry."
Dave Franko, Program Director for Film further added, "Watching Darren's film and having the opportunity to hear him speak is not only an incredible lesson for our current students, but it is also a very proud moment for our faculty and staff. He is an inspiration to our students and a testament to our curriculum."
About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 30,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 190-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 6,100 students from 50 states and 50 countries.
Full Sail currently offers a total of seventeen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Internet Marketing (online), Music Business and Web Design & Development; and Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology (online), Game Design, Entertainment Business (online and on-campus) and Internet Marketing (online); and a Master of Fine Art in Media Design.
Full Sail was most recently was named the 2008 "School/College of the Year" by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.
For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.
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