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‘Nero Bloom: Private Eye’ to show at L.A. film festival

Huntington, Ind.-"Nero Bloom: Private Eye," a film by Huntington University digital media arts film students Jason Eberly and Nathan Hartman, was accepted into the Cinema City International Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif., to be held Sept. 10-12.

"Nero Bloom" is one of four films to be featured on the festival's awards gala evening on Sept. 12. In addition, Eberly and Hartman were asked to host a question-and-answer session and participate in a red-carpet photo shoot.

The film premiered at Cinema Center in Fort Wayne on May 8 with a red carpet extravaganza. The black-tie event featured the cast and crew of "Nero Bloom" shuttled in period cars and walking the red carpet into the first showing of their film.

The 45-minute film has several Fort Wayne area connections. Eberly, the director and producer of "Nero Bloom," is a Fort Wayne native. Bethany Edlund, a Huntington University junior who plays "Veronica St. Claire," hails from Roanoke, Ind. Dana Christy Minnick ("Barbara Lomax") and Darren Turney ("Brute") both reside in Fort Wayne. Dr. Lance Clark, Huntington University associate professor of communication and executive producer of the film, is also a Fort Wayne resident. Screen writer and producer Nathan Hartman is from nearby Berne, Ind.

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In 2008, the Cinema City International Film Festival was rated one of the "Top 25 Film Festivals" by MovieMaker Magazine. The festival's board members consist of top industry professionals, as well as Oscar-winning writers and producers. Each submission is screened and is not only a candidate for exhibition at the festival but is also considered for in-house production.