Thrills and chills await at an alumni movie premiere 30 years in the making

Posted by Robin Nuyen on Oct 19, 2018 2:25:54 PM

WMU alumni Robin Nuyen graduated with a theatre degree in 1980 and met fellow theatre student Richard Gasparian during a production of Hamlet. In 1987 they co-wrote, co-produced and directed Housesitter… The Night They Saved Siegfried’s Brain. Filmed entirely in Kalamazoo and featuring WMU theatre faculty, the movie sat unfinished for thirty years. Now, with post sound from Skywalker Sound and final picture from Paramount Pictures color department, it is at last completed. It is now the only 4k 35mm movie shot entirely in Kalamazoo. The remastered film will be featured in the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival in Grand Rapids on Oct. 27.

Read more to hear from Robin about how he finally completed the movie in the way it was meant to be seen.

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Topics: Kalamazoo, Department of Theatre, Alumni Stories

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