A murder mystery set in a dark world of deceit, treachery and danger: a high school party. When the most popular jock in school is found dead, a shy student must find the killer before the night is out to save the girl of his dreams.
OPEN HOUSE is a 30-minute short film produced in SAC 423, the highest-level film production course at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. It premiered on August 1st, 2013, at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, and has since been an official selection at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and the Maryland International Film Festival.
Directed by: Dustin Alpern
Written by: A. Brad Schwartz
Starring: Nick Skardarasy, Philip Maxwell, Quinn Scillian & Ashley Park
“The Big (Screen) Time” (Hour Detroit Magazine, September 2013)
“Northern Premiere” (Montage, July 2013)
“Screenwriter/teacher mentors University of Michigan students” (The Toledo Blade, July 31, 2013)
“Traverse City Film Festival 2013: Film School Confessions” (MyNorth, August 2, 2013)
“U of M Students Show Short Films at TCFF” (MyNorth, August 2, 2013)
INTERVIEW WITH A. BRAD SCHWARTZ & NICK SKARDARASY