Communications Media Faculty Member Shoots Film in Indiana

Posted on 6/16/2017 1:07:54 PM

Award-winning filmmaker and Communications Media faculty member Jeremy Waltman brought his latest project to Indiana this summer.  Jeremy Waltman and Joseph Culp

Filming has just wrapped on Waltman’s most recent project, a short film titled Blairsville, using an Indiana Borough home as the location. 

Waltman led the film crew that included cinematographers, actors, and other crewmembers who have been part of major television and film productions, including Dexter, Apollo 13, The Walking Dead, and Nashville. Waltman is seen in this photo, directing actor Joseph Culp from Mad Men.

Several Communications Media students were part of the filmmaking process, serving as production assistants. Senior Sam Owoc served as a line producer and intermediary for Waltman and his co-producer.

Owoc saw this as an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often. “The coolest part is being able to see how production is actually done. I’ve done productions in the past and never really had a good understanding of how it worked, so getting to see a professional production compared to those was amazing,” Owoc said. The film also received support from IUP’s Department of Theater and Dance

Blairsville is a horror-thriller about a woman who moves to a small town for her career, but things don’t go as planned. The film is slated for a 2018 release, with plans for submission to film festivals and a possible video on demand release.