PSU STUDENTS PERFORM IN HOLLYWOOD FILM
Fox Pictures was in Happy Valley shooting their new picture, UNSTOPPABLE, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Many people reported spotting the actors and other members of the cast and crew around State College in restaurants or at the store. But twenty Penn State students got a closer look. They worked as extras on the final scene with the stars. They were paid at the union rate and some became eligible to join the Screen Actors Guild. The students: Rebecca Bowser , Sarah Lutz , Elle Maney, Ashley Morocco, Heidi Kloster , Alexandra Franklyn, Bahar Tabatabai, Brandi Frazier Hall, Christie Stawicki, Ryan Conroy, Justin Wilson, Kevin Reinmeller , Daren Donofrio, Trent She, Ryan Kramer, Andrew Lehman, Will Mills and Preston J. Queenan were members of a camera acting class. Their professor, Charles Dumas, arranged the field trip so that the students could get on the job training on a professional film set. One of the students, Christi Stawicki was chosen to be a stand-in for one of the stars and got to hang with them in the principles tent .
I had a blast today! Thank you for such a really great experience. It really made my day, if not my whole semester. I'll never forget it.
“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to take part in such a wonderful experience at the movie set of Unstoppable.. It truly was an honor to work with such professionals and throughout the duration of the day I was mesmerized by everything that was taking place. I will never forget this experience and I cannot thank you enough for constantly giving your students opportunities to better themselves. My eyes have been open to a new and exciting world due to your constant effort to push your students to reach their full potential, and for this attribute, I cannot thank you enough.
Sincerely, Christie Stawicki”