IPR instructor James Curry’s short film “Westbound” has been named an official selection at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF). Westbound will be screening during the Shorts 3 Program: Short Stories for the Big Screen, on Sunday, April 12 at 4:10 p.m. at St. Anthony Main Theater.
James wrote, produced and directed “Westbound.” He also starred as Alonzo Rey. “Westbound” was shot in the Twin Cities with local actors and a crew largely comprised of Minnesota School of Business students and alumni.
From the MSPIFF website:
“Alonzo Rey has returned home early from his flight via taxi unbeknownst to his girlfriend Hoa Linh to face a set of old problems. While Hoa sleeps inside, Alonzo enters her house. Hoa thinks a stranger has entered her home and dials 911 before discovering it’s Alonzo. When officers respond and enter Hoa’s home to verify the validity of their relations, Detective Ruby and his partner Walsh join the affair to settle an old score.”
James has been at IPR for seven years and teaches introductory and advanced editing courses for the Sound Design for Visual Media and the Digital Video & Media Production students at IPR. James is an Avid® Certified Media Composer 7 Instructor and an Apple® Certified Trainer. He holds a B.F.A in Digital Video and Media Production from Minnesota School of Business. Prior to joining IPR, James worked for Nash Entertainment in Los Angeles, California, and at Paisley Park in Minnesota.
Be sure to come out on Sunday and support James and the cast and crew of “Westbound.”