Group effort overlooked in student film project
After reading the article about the movie Downhill [“Downhill gains momentum,” March 21] written by Tom Hinkle, I was upset to find that Frank Coralluzzo, Jason Rihaly, Chris Galanti, Sam Hough and myself were not mentioned at all.
Seven students created this movie; it was not just Shane Bissett and Joe Gariffo.
The others and myself have worked extremely hard on this film and it was written like we had no part of it. It’s almost like our names not being in the credits of our own movie.
The seven of us are all sophomore film students who equally shared in the making of Downhill.
Another issue that I had with the article is that it says: “There were several large expenses for the movie including a shotgun and three handmade boxcars.”
We did not buy a shotgun; we bought a shotgun microphone.
I do not want people to think we are a bunch of crazy filmmakers running around with a shotgun.
Another issue that I had with this article included the line, “According to Shane Bissett, the main crew of seven Temple students was into the project from the beginning, but Bissett said the student actors weren’t quite that cooperative.”
This is not true, we had a lot of cooperation with the student actors, and they came out on their winter break to film with us.
Some of the actors even helped us working the boom microphone and slating the scenes.
We greatly appreciated all their help and everyone else who helped out with this film.
I hope this clears up some of the mistakes in the article.
Please check out our Web site, www.downhillthemovie.com. You can read all of our profiles, the synopsis of the movie and watch the trailer for Downhill.
Film and Media Arts
Student comedians are not laughing at this one
In response to the Out & About article last week, [“Local Comedians ‘Stand Up’ for Philly,” March 21], I was surprised to find no more than one mention of current Temple students seeking careers in comedy. I know a handful of Temple comedians, and I’ve personally seen junior Pat House perform at a number of locations, including the Laff House on South Street, and Rascals Comedy Club in nearby Cherry Hill, N.J. Pat has even performed in a number of clubs throughout New York City, which merits mention as well.
I feel that as a Temple newspaper, you owe up-and-coming Temple comedians more exposure than they’ve received. I realize that there is mention of Corey Cohen, a Temple student, but the absence of other Temple comedians is disturbing nonetheless.