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'Grizzly' Screenwriter Visits IPR Students

Recently, the DV Student Freelance Group hosted a Q & A with “Grizzly screenwriter Jack Reher. Current and future students of IPR, along with IPR staff and students and alumni from other GEN programs watched the trailer for “Grizzly” and were entertained by Reher’s colorful slant on the LA filmmaking/writing experience.

After connecting with IPR’s Digital Video Program Chair Trey Wodele and Admissions Rep Angela Grimsley, Reher also spent an afternoon on the IPR Campus, touring the facilities and having informal chats with students.

Set for release in the coming year, “Grizzly” is directed by Saw V‘s David Hackl. The film stars James Marsden, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo, Scott Glenn, Adam Beach, Michaela McManus and Kelly Curran. It is the story of “two estranged brothers who reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.”

Reher is a Minnesota born screenwriter who graduated from Richfield High School and the University of Minnesota before going on to AFI Conservatory in Los Angeles. Reher is currently working on the adaptation of IDW’s comic “The Shunned One.” He also co-authored a book for young people, “Rex’d: Welcome to Scholomance,” which was released just last week. Watch for the film adaptation of “Rex’d” as well.

The DVMP Student Freelance Group hosts a series of production and film related events. Upcoming events include the September 18th screening of local filmmaker Chris Newbury’s documentary, “American Heart,” and a FaceTime chat with LA actor Mackenzie Astin, star of the Minnesota-made film “Iron Will.”

IPR students who are interested in getting involved with the club should contact Trey Wodele.



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