Film an official selection at University Park festival

"Just Before the Drop", a short film directed by Penn State Altoona student Sam Wagner and written by emerging writer in residence David-Matthew Barnes, is an official selection for the 2009 One in Ten Film Festival held at the Penn State University Park campus.

The film will receive a worldwide premiere on April 16. Penn State alum Cory Jones and local actress Rachel Volpe star in the production which also features production work by Penn State Altoona alumni Cody Jones and Sarah Slep. The script, adapted from a short play by Barnes, was developed at the 2007 Southampton Writers Conference, under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and lyricist Marsha Norman, writer of Broadway's "'night, Mother," "The Secret Garden," and "The Color Purple."

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Last Updated May 06, 2010