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'Raw Footage,' a film by Drew Filus '95, features life in a dysfunctional family

Drew Filus '95 has a new DVD out titled "Raw Footage," a dramatic comedy that he wrote and directed about the complexities of love and family.

Filus, a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who majored in communication, first released the film in 2005, when it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the DC Independent Film Festival and was also a Critics' Pick at the Maryland Film Festival.

In the movie, protagonist Devon is charged with producing a video for a family affair, but over the course of a weekend seems able to capture only the dysfunctional nature of his family. Meanwhile, he faces the disintegration of his relationship with his girlfriend, Monica.

The movie was executive produced by Filus's wife, Andrea Berloff '95, who studied theater at Cornell. She was the screenwriter for Oliver Stone's 2006 film "World Trade Center."

The "Raw Footage" trailer is available at http://www.makaipictures.com/rawfootage/trailer.htm. The movie is available at major retailers online. For more information, visit http://www.passionriver.com/.

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