Arsal Asal’s (MSDA 19′) final masters project short film REVERB just completed a 12-month festival run bringing home to ITU several awards and nominations in the best director category and had been officially selected to 11 film festivals worldwide. Reverb was premiered in Romania and will have its last screening in Oaxaca, Mexico in April 2021.

REVERB is a film about a mother who lost her son at a high school shooting meeting a young woman who lost her sister to suicide. Arsal wrote the film script in Koji Steven Sakai’s Screenwriting course offered at ITU and completed the production with the collaboration of ITU’s production studio and other MSDA students under the supervision and mentoring of Jake Wachtel, our MSDA department chair.

To learn more about REVERB the film and the project you can visit the films official website

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