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Benjamin Asciutto, junior film and business major.

Student filmmaker Ben Asciutto highlights his hometown in documentary film “Next Stop”

By Patrick Swain, Staff Writer February 24, 2022
Ben Asciutto, a junior film and business major, grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, an idyllic suburb of 9,000 people – and when the pandemic hit he immediately knew he wanted to make a documentary about its effects.
Center for Creativity and Horror Studies partner up for One Minute Film Festival

Center for Creativity and Horror Studies partner up for One Minute Film Festival

By Maria Scanga, Staff Writer October 24, 2021
This year’s second annual One Minute Film Festival is horror-themed. It’s a collaboration resulting from the partnership with the Center for Creativity’s Text and conText Lab and the University Library System.
Caleb Porto’s short film “A Tap Dancer Murders Her Father premiered at the Frick Fine Arts Building Thursday night.
(Photo by Christian Snyder | Online Visual Editor)

Student film taps into storytelling

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer January 12, 2018

When 47-year-old Jason Swauger suffered a partial tear of his hamstring from a split gone wrong during the filming of “A Tap Dancer Murders Her Father,” student director Caleb Porto didn’t want to...

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