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Two Somerset Community College Films to Appear at Autumn Shorts Film Festival

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Tonya Brown, Chris Harris, Mark Isham, Caitlyn Wheeler and Joyce Ard are among the featured performers in SCCs award winning short film, A Simple Arrangement.
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Above: Mark Isham plays the role of Sam Martin in the world premiere of SCCs short film The Compassion Clock.
Somerset Community College Theatre and Film will present two short films, one an award winner and the other a world premiere, at this years seventh annual Autumn Shorts Film Festival. The festival, presenting short films from Kentucky and around the world, will take place in SCCs Stoner Little Theatre on Thursday and Friday; September 10th and 11th beginning at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission fee. The theatre is located on the SCC Somerset North Campus at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

Each night will present an all-new line up and will conclude with a special screening of a home-grown short film. This years festival will present short films from the United States, Spain, France, Germany, Iran, Slovakia, India, Russia, Syria, United Kingdom, Israel and Italy. Films produced in foreign languages feature English subtitles.

At the end of Thursday evenings films, SCC will present a special screening of its short film A Simple Arrangement. This film, which tells the story of an arranged marriage that takes unexpected turns, took second place at this years Roslyn Film Festival in the greater Philadelphia area.

A Simple Arrangement features performances by local actors Chris Harris, Caitlyn Wheeler, Mark Isham, Tonya Brown, Joyce Ard, Zeke Turner and Alyssa Burrows. The film saw its world premiere on Stoner Little Theatres big screen last September.

On Friday night, a new slate of international films will be presented. The finale for the festival will see a special world premiere screening of SCCs newest film project, The Compassion Clock. SCCs newest short film tells the story of a man who has been given the gift of a clock that has magical powers. Sam does his best to help others with his new gift but when he is confronted by an angry relative, he is forced to examine the motives behind his actions.

The Compassion Clock features performances by Mark Isham, Chris Harris, Leslie Rogers and Tonya Brown. The film was shot this past summer and its credentials are now featured on IMDb.

For further information regarding the Autumn Shorts Film Festival, contact SCC Theatre Assistant Sommer Schoch at (606) 451-6766 or by email at Sommer.Schoch@kctcs.edu. Information is also available on the Autumn Shorts Film Festival Facebook page.