Monday, May 12th, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Tallahassee Community College’s Turner Auditorium will open its doors to a pair of events during the upcoming Tallahassee Film Festival, presented by Florida Commerce Credit Union.
On Friday, May 16 at 11 a.m., TCC will host “A Report from the Trenches,” a panel discussion on the art of filmmaking. Later that afternoon, at 4 p.m., the College will host the screening of Eric Nichols’ film, Alone With Her.
The panel discussion, sponsored by the TCC Foundation, will feature a stellar lineup of professionals in the filmmaking industry: Blue Ridge Motion Pictures chief Lee Ann Campbell, Oscar-winning sound mixer Richard Portman, Florida State University film school artist-in-residence Chip Chalmers, Tallahassee filmmaker Kenneth Jones and Tim McNeal, Vice President, Talent Development & Diversity, Disney-ABC Television Group.
“We are proud to sponsor an event that brings experts in the fields of writing, film direction and studio operations,” said Robin Johnston, TCC Vice President of Development and Executive Director of the TCC Foundation.
Nichols, over the past ten years, has worked for some of the top production companies in Hollywood, including Warner Brothers-based Alcon Entertainment and Sony-based Escape Artists, where his script Diary is currently set up to star Jennifer Aniston. In 2005, he wrote and directed the psychological thriller, Alone With Her. The film premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, where it was picked up for worldwide distribution by IFC Films and The Weinstein Company. The movie was released in 2007 to excellent reviews, including raves by the Los Angeles Times, New York Post and Entertainment Weekly.
Alone With Her is the harrowing story of a disturbed young man’s attempts to win the affections of an unsuspecting young woman. When Doug, played by Colin Hanks, son of two-time Oscar Winner Tom Hanks, first sees Amy, played by Ana Claudia Talancon, he instantly falls for her and begins to watch her every move, going so far as to set up spy cameras in her apartment. However, as his fascination grows into obsession he’s no longer satisfied with just watching.
The film contains adult situations and language not appropriate for a young audience.
Following the film, a question and answer session will be held with Nicholas by phone.
Both events are free and open to the public. Turner Auditorium is located in TCC’s Fine & Performing Arts Center.
The Tallahassee Film Festival, presented by Florida Commerce Credit Union, takes place May 15-17. For more information, log on to www.tallahasseefilmfestival.com.