Alumni filmmaker series kicks off with "Red"

Author: Arts and Letters


Screenwriter Stephen Susco, a 1995 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, will screen his new film, “Red,” on Dec. 11 (Thursday) at 7p.m. in the Browning Cinema of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Susco’s visit is part of the new iNDustry Alliance Alumni Filmmaker Series, sponsored by Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, the performing arts center and Alumni Association. The series brings alumni directors, producers, screenwriters and actors back to campus to screen their recent feature films and documentaries.

Written by Susco and directed by Trygve Allister Dieson and Lucky McKee, “Red” was a 2008 Sundance Film Festival entry. It tells the story of an older, reclusive man whose best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named Red. When three teenagers kill the dog without reason, the bereaved sets out for justice and redemption by any means.

A working screenwriter since 1996, Susco has written and sold more than 30 scripts and pitches to New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Dimension, Miramax, Universal, Sony, United Artists, Lionsgate, Rogue Pictures and Paramount Studios. His first produced film, “The Grudge,” grossed more then $100 million domestically and earned nearly $300 million worldwide and on video.

Admission to the screening of “Red” is $6 for the general public, $5 for faculty and staff, $4 for seniors and $3 for all students. Ticket information is available at the performing arts center box office or by calling 574-631-2800 or at on the Web.

Contact: Ted Mandell, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre,

Originally published by Kathleen McDonnell at on December 04, 2008.