Alexander Wysocki '05 will screen the independent feature film, The Death of Daniel Whately, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, November 18, in Park Auditorium. Wysocki served as the film's cinematographer and producer.
Wysocki is currently pursuing a BS in film and photography in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. He has written and directed nine of his own short films and worked as cinematographer on over 20 other short films. While spending time in Los Angeles, he had internships on both the Bernie Mac Show as a camera assistant, and on Saw, an Indie horror flick, as a production assistant.
The Death of Daniel Whately
Run Time: 1hr, 55min
Contributed by Melissa Gattine
Daniel Whately is a small town filmmaker who can't get a single film festival or distributor to care about his independent film. Fate intervenes, and after a horrible tragedy, the world believes him to be dead. The publicity of a dead auteur skyrockets his little film (and his friends starring in it) to the height of stardom. What Daniel doesn't realize is that the very decision to keep up this charade of his death, the decision that's elevated his art and his reputation to such unbelievable heights, will also be the undoing of both his career and his mind. As his former friends find themselves quickly corrupted by the Hollywood system, Daniel finds his own life spiraling further and further into a dark abyss that neither he nor anyone involved in his film will ever escape from.