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Digital Video Productions

SCC’s Digital Video Productions is the film wing of the College’s theatre program. This production company produces films utilizing students, former students and members of the community.

The College's theatre program began experimenting with the film process with its first production program aptly named “Cheap Video Productions.” After a few projects and an upgrade of equipment, the Theatre program is now ready to embrace the film making process with many projects.

September 18, 19 & 20; 2014 - Autumn Shorts Film Festival

Somerset Community College Theatre’s Digital Video Productions welcomes submissions of all genres of films of no more than thirty minutes in length. The event is designed to showcase aspiring filmmakers of all ages from throughout the United States. A panel of judges will select the shorts to be showcased at the Festival to be held on the campus of Somerset Community College on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; September 18, 19 and 20, 2014. There is no admission fee.

There are two entry categories: “Teen” and “Independent” Filmmakers. Teen filmmakers may enter a PSA or short film of any form or genre. Independent filmmakers may submit films of any form or genre less than thirty minutes in length.

First Round Official Selections:

All early submissions are eligible for the first round official selections announcement. Early submission deadline is April 30, 2014. The first round official selections will be announced on June 1, 2014.

Final Submission Deadline: June 30, 2014

Click onto the link to the official online entry form at  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10Xi24D9O92pk_cP13ObI1Ib5DqOTPCDN-vicKupDFn8/viewform

Follow the Autumn Shorts Film Festival Facebook page

Digital Video Productions History:

A Superhero’s Best Friend

Local Premiere September 21, 2013
Patrick has always wanted to be a superhero. Despite the fact that he knows all there is to know about comic book mythology, he can’t make the grade. It isn’t until he makes a startling discovery and enlists the assistance of his best friend and roommate, Daniel, that a path to his dream seems possible. Featuring performances by Aaron Whitehead and Jeremy Boggs. Screenplay by former SCC Theatre major, Emily Singleton.

Spirits

Local Premiere September 15, 2012
Four short stories are tied together in a unique fashion in this film about the spirits that guide our lives. An official selection into the 2013 World Independent Film Expo.

Summerfalls: The Series

In 2012, SCC’s digital video production launched its anthology series entitled, Summerfalls. This Youtube series utilizes local talent in the creation of a series which tells the stories that occur on the fictional campus of Summerfalls Community College.

A Liar's Swag

Local Premiere September 10, 2011
Three kids can’t resist the chance to get rich in this off-beat caper film. The plan to rob a couple of corrupt accountants seems easy at first. As the plan progresses, however, things become more and more complicated, creating a surreal situation.
The film features Emily Singleton, Josh Jones, Matthew Shackelford, Bruce Singleton, Theresa Kibby and Jason Baker. The crew includes David Daring, Dana Floro, Aaron Whitehead, Chuck Carter. An official selection into the 2013 World Independent Film Expo and nominee for the festival’s “best short film” award.

A Moment of Delusion

Local Premiere August 28, 2010
A Moment of Delusion is a short film that was shot on location at Somerset Community College and features local actors. It tells the story of two security guards at a small community college who grapple with the difficulties that arise when an elderly woman is discovered loitering on the campus. As the younger guard explores the reasons, the two men learn that the clash between an attempt at charity and the philosophy of "do no harm" create a moral dilmema with no easy answers.

A Moment of Delusion was an official selction in both the “Lawn Chair Film Festival” and “The Derby City Film Festival.” 

The role of the security guards are played by J.R. Sroufe and Josh Jones. J.R. has been seen in many local films and in play productions. Last season, he played the leading role in SCC's production of The Dangerous Effects of Tobacco. He has also appeared in the ZP International film Hellephone.

Josh Jones has recently completed his Associates degree at Somerset Community College. He has been seen on the SCC stage in such productions as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Dangerous Effects of Tobacco and Sketches! He also played a lead role in SCC's last film Journal.

The role of the elderly woman will be played by Julie Thorn. Julie has been involved with SCC's theatre program for several years. She has appeared in the award winning local film Fifteen Cents.

Others involved in the production were Matthew Shackelford, Nicole McCarty, David Daring, Sherry Crabtree, Eric Whitson and Ryan Stogsdill. The film was written by Elliot and Steve Cleberg.

Journal

Local Premiere on December 12, 2009.
SCC Theatre’s Digital Video Productions held the world premiere of its short film, Journal, in SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre on Saturday, December 12th at 7:30 pm.

Keifer Adkins plays the lead role in this film as a young man who is struggling through his first year of college. The story of the movie is told in a series of entries that the young man records in his personal journal in an attempt to better understand his struggle.

Other members of the cast include Laura Back, Josh Jones, David Daring, Shane Morgan, Rachel Colyer, Jeremy Boggs, Jimmy Harper and Nicole McCarty. The film features additional appearances by Elliot Cleberg, Jessica Hatterman, Julie Thorn, Critley King, Christina Gibson and Corey Dick.

The film was written by Elliot and Steve Cleberg.

Journal was an official selection into the 2010 World Independent Film Expo.

Nancy Barry’s Big Case

Local Premiere at SCC on August 28, 2009.
Somerset Community College Theatre’s Digital Video Productions held the local premiere of their film project Nancy Barry’s Big Case on Friday, August 28th, 2009 on SCC’s Stoner Little Theatre’s “big screen."

Nancy Barry’s Big Case is an off-beat romantic comedy set on the fictional campus of Summer Falls Community College. In many ways, it pays homage to the Bonita Granville “Nancy Drew” films of the 1930’s with a mystical twist. Nancy Barry’s Big Case is set in the present day and follows the story of a young college girl, seemingly stuck in the 1950’s, who tries to solve the mystery of a lifetime. A woman is wrongly accused of poisoning her husband and Nancy enlists the help of Dave Dickenson and a trouble young girl by the name of Janelle to solve the case.

A special preview of Nancy Barry’s Big Case can be found on SCC Theatre’s YouTube
channel.

Nancy Barry's Big Case was an official selection into the 2009 World Independent Film Expo.

The Stronger

Local Premiere at SCC in 2007.
Somerset Community College Digital Video Productions received a grant from The Cornelia Cooper Endowment to partially fund this film version of the August Strindberg play. Featuring Theresa Jean Kibby and Jade Ellis, the film retold the story of two women locked in mortal psychological combat. The Youtube version of this film has gained an international audience.

The Stronger was an official selection into the 2007 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival.

Contact Us

SCC encourages anyone who is interested in taking part in any capacity with Digital Video Productions, to stop by the Fine Arts Offices in Stoner Hall and fill out an application. You may also get further information regarding Digital Video Productions by contacting the director Steve Cleberg at Steve.Cleberg@kctcs.edu.