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Dan Carillo Levy, Director and SMU Alum, is Set to Open Hollywood’s Big Short Film Fest

Meadows alum is on the film festival circuit--with a major feature in the works

The TCL Chinese Theatre is nestled in Hollywood’s historic Walk of Fame. It’s a movie palace that sends lightning bolts down your spine, with velvety maroon curtains and explosive sound. It’s housed the premieres of small-budget, unknown films like Star Wars.

In just two days, SMU alum Dan Carrillo Levy ‘s short film Zero Hour will flicker at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The film, written by Guillermo Arriaga (who wrote Babel, 21 Grams, and The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada), hosts a dedicated core of SMU alums including Director Levy and producer William Kamp (class of '10). It's set for opening night of the “largest short-film festival” in Los Angeles—the HollyShorts Film Festival.

And the good news continues for Levy: the alum is currently working on a feature called Words with Gods which will feature music from Peter Gabriel. Levy’s short film, Zero Hour, is making the rounds at festivals (It’ll be one of those posters with hundreds of laurels). Keep the calendar open for this one—it’s sure to make a splash.

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