Kent State University Independent Films

Student-made, quality filmmaking.

August 28, 2015

Research: The Musical (2011)

“Research:The Musical” (2011) is KSUIF’s second feature film. Available on DVD.

Synopsis: An eclectic group of biology students must complete their summer internships with a wacky professor, romance, and stolen teddy bears.

Written by: Todd Corcoran, Tony Hartman, and Stephen Vanderpool

Directed by: Stephen Vanderpool and Qiqige Zhang


Go to the YouTube Playlist for behind the scenes videos!

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August 28, 2015

Breaking News (2010)


“Breaking News” (2010) is KSUIF’s very first feature length film. Available on DVD.

Synopsis: Struggling to put his past life as a professional fighter behind him, college professor Paul Exum reluctantly agrees to train a group of his students in martial arts. Things go well until an ambitious young journalist begins following the group around. When a rash of violent crimes begin plaguing the campus, it’s up to Exum to figure out who’s behind all of it.

Written by: Kelley Thewlis, Jocelyn Rueiheb, and Lenora Pace

Directed by: Kelley Thewlis

Check out the YouTube Playlist for behind the scenes videos!