Full Sail University Hosts Horror Film Director and Alumni Bousman
Category: Student/School News
Winter Park, Fla. - Full Sail University welcomed Full Sail graduate Darren Lynn Bousman, acclaimed director of the horror film series Saw II, Saw III, and Saw IV, to its Full Sail Live facility 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 Web site.
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
Dave Franko, program director for film says, “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.”