‘First Time Fans’ film series to be launched at Notre Dame

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A series of 3 documentary movies, directed by award-winning film directors who are also University of Notre Dame alumni, will be released on the WatchND app and the UND.com website throughout the final 3 weeks of this yr.

The series, “First Time Followers,” presents the pleasure and wonder of some really different folks as they knowledge a Notre Dame football game for the very first time.

“First Time Fans” will start Monday (Dec. 15) with “Blind Faith,” directed by 1988 Notre Dame alumnus Greg Kohs. Kohs, a Philadelphia-primarily based filmmaker, followed Mitchell, an eighth-grade pupil at the Indiana College for the Blind and Visually Impaired, from his house in Indianapolis to the Notre Dame campus final October for the Notre Dame-Stanford game.

“At Residence with the Irish” will be released Dec. 22 (Monday). This movie also issues that Stanford game weekend, when Los Angeles-based filmmaker Justin Mitchell, a 1995 Notre Dame alumnus, and fellow alumnus Steve Camilleri, director of South Bend’s Center for the Homeless, took two teenage residents of the center, Alliyah and Felisha, to see their 1st Notre Dame football game.

On Dec. 29 (Monday), “#AnnaLynneGoesToCollege” will be launched. Set at Notre Dame for the duration of the snowy weekend of November’s Northwestern game, this movie, directed by New York-based mostly filmmaker and 1993 Notre Dame alumnus Michael Canzoniero, follows the tv actress and “90210” star AnnaLynne McCord on an eventful campus pay a visit to to talk as an advocate for victims of sexual assault.

The 3 films have been created with funds from Notre Dame’s School of Arts and Letters the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts the Division of Film, Television and Theatre the Mary Pergola Mother or father and Dr. Thomas Mother or father Endowment for Excellence in Filmmaking and Fighting Irish Digital Media.

Make contact with: Ted Mandell, tmandell@nd.edu

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