SOUTHBRIDGE — Students of the Advanced Film class at Southbridge High School will premier their short film titled Abscond Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the Southbridge Middle High School auditorium, located at 132 Torrey Road in Southbridge.

Admission is free for this event and open for anyone from the community who would like to attend. The film runs approximately ten minutes and will be followed by a Q & A session with the cast and crew of the film. Students involved with the production encourage anyone to attend the film premiere and will be available for questions from community members or members of the press during the Q&A immediately following the showing.

The logline for this entertaining film is “Hurt Feelings Spark a Terrifying Halloween Night for Teens.”  The movie is a mixture the horror and comedy genres and was written to be fun to watch. The ten-minute runtime of the film allows it to be eligible for many of the film festivals that require student films to be no longer than ten minutes.

Abscond was produced by students in the Advanced Film class taught by teacher Ted Mather. Mather has considerable professional experience in the film industry as a director and in sound engineering, soundtrack production, acting and writing. Mather directed films Dance Academy, City Rhythms (Dance to Win), and Faith.

Abscond is directed by Manuel Rivera. The screenplay is written by Kiarra Aponte, directed by Manuel Rivera, and executive produced by Kiarra Aponte. Cast includes: Garrett Lazo, Jeselyn Rodriguez, Daisha Rodriguez Brewster, Jaylyn Williamson, and Bella Cabrera.

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