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Television and Film Arts works with alum to film The Wrong Road


Emmy Award winning writer/producer and Buffalo State 1973 alumnus Tom Fontana will be coming back to Buffalo in March for the production of a short film.

He will be working with the Buffalo State Television and Film Arts program students in order to create the 30-minute film, The Wrong Road. The Wrong Road will be the largest production filmed in Western New York written by Tom Fontana.

Along for the ride is Director Metin Hüseyin from London, and together they will be working hands-on with the TFA Program.

Famous actors Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Lee Tergesen (Weird Science, Oz), and Mark Ryder (Borgia) will be the stars of the film. Director of the TFA Program and Professor Aaron Daniel Annas is teaching the Advanced/Producing class this semester for students of all levels. The students will experience what it’s like to work on a professional set.

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Students from departments like Communication and Theatre are also provided the opportunity to work on set. Students in the class had to submit applications for major roles (Student Executive Producer, Production Designer), but they will all work together to make the entire production run smoothly.

Annas has brought in other Buffalo State alumni that will also be holding major roles on set, such as Kyle Mecca ‘13 for 1st Assistant Director, Rafael Mencía ‘18 as the Director of Photography, and others.

The Wrong Road is about a young man driving across the state through Buffalo NY, who gets lost and finds himself at a mansion where two strangers seem to know all the details of his complex life. The film is planned to premiere early May locally.

The class goal is to raise $50,000 for the film’s budget which will cover expenses such as meals for the hard working crew/cast on set, production designing, location managing, submitting the film into festivals, and much more.

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Cydney Ramos
Cydney Ramos, Staff Writer
Cydney Jade Ramos is in the Television and Film Arts Program here at Buffalo State University. She is extremely passionate about directing and filmmaking. She enjoys creative and critical writing which drew her to The Record. If you're interested in seeing more of her work, her Instagram is cydjadeproductions!

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