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Project of the Day: ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Betsy Brandt is ‘The Professor’

Project of the Day: 'Breaking Bad' Star Betsy Brandt is 'The Professor'

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“The Professor”

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A radical ex-Media Studies Professor and her students kidnap famous news anchor Thomas Brookstone and force him to read the “Real News.”
Elevator Pitch:
The Professor is an action-packed satire about a radical ex-Media Studies Professor and her gang of followers who kidnap famous news anchor Thomas Brookstone and force him to read “The Real News” live on the internet. As the treatment of Brookstone becomes increasingly violent, the Professor’s most trusted student, George, starts to doubt her revolutionary cause. When the Professor reveals her plan to live stream Brookstone’s execution, George knows he has to take a stand.
Production Team:
Writers/Directors: William Gerrard & Anya Meksin
Writer: David Gerrard
Producer: Perri Nemiroff
Co-Producers: Lindsay Tolbert & Reka Posta
Associate Producer: Ben Rubin
Cinematographer: John Wakayama Carey
Cast: Betsy Brandt (“Breaking Bad”), Rick Peters (“Dexter”), Dustin Ingram (“Paranormal Activity 3”)
About the Production:

“I entered the Columbia University Film MFA program hoping to broaden my knowledge of filmmaking and find out if it’s the industry for me. Since, I’ve had numerous experiences that not only prove I’m on the right path, but I’m good at this and, most importantly, have the ability to make my collaborators and viewers happy. “The Professor” isn’t just a film looking to entertain or one aiming to send a message; it’s a combination and that will undoubtedly result in a wildly fulfilling viewing experience. It’s my absolute pleasure to work with Bill and Anya to make that happen.” — Perri Nemiroff

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