Monday, September 15, 2014

Grad's Feature Film Hits the Silver Screen at PlayhouseSquare

Two recent Baldwin Wallace graduates will "walk the red carpet" for a film premiere this Thursday, September 18, at 8 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. Director Cameron Dunbar ’14 (pictured above) will premiere his film, That’s Why You Don’t Want Me, a tale that brings to life the struggles his generation faces entering the workforce after college.

Written by Dunbar and co-produced by fellow BW graduate, Megan Anderson ’14, the film “follows the disillusioned aspiring writer, Michael, on the cusp of his college graduation. Between his family, job hunt, and newly found feelings for his best friend, Michael is having trouble figuring out where he belongs.”

Dunbar says he took inspiration from personal experience and the challenges his friends encountered after college. “I noticed many of us were dealing with unique challenges presented by competing in a world that lives online,” Dunbar said.

Admission to the 60-minute screening is free, and a director Q&A will follow. The film is unrated, but it contains explicit language. 

After graduating with a degree in film studies, Dunbar gained experience in the film industry in New York and now owns his own photography and video production business, R3dGlasses LTD. Anderson, a graduate of BW's Conservatory of Music and arts management program, now works in PlayhouseSquare as theatre operations coordinator.