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. Past productions have included The Stronger which was an official selection into the 2007 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival and Nancy Barry’s Big Case which was an official selection into the 2009 World Independent Film Expo.
Digital Video production also hosts the annual Weekend Film Challenge each September and the Winter Shorts Film Festival each January.
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.
SCC Theatre’s Digital Video Productions is proud to host annual film festivals:
Local Filmmaking teams gather to meet the challenges of scripts and themes laid out for them on Thursday evening. By Sunday, their work is screened and determinations as to whether the challenges were met.
Somerset Community College Theatre’s Digital Video Productions welcomes submissions of all genres of films of no more than fifteen 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 Saturday, January 28, 2012. Deadline for submissions is November 30, 2011.
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 fifteen minutes in length.
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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.
Local Premiere September 15, 2012Four short stories are tied together in a unique fashion in this film about the spirits that guide our lives.
Local Premiere September 10, 2011Three 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.
Local Premiere August 28, 2010A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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