Concord University Student Hosting Short Film Viewing

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 06 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.





ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University student Joe Faidley has spent the last four years producing a short film, and the Concord community will have a chance to be the first to see his work.  “Seized,” a sci-fi horror film with an extraterrestrial plotline, will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

Admission will be $1 for Concord faculty, staff and students and the general public, which is typical of short film showings. Faidley will be giving a brief introduction prior to the film starting. Popcorn will be served during the event.

Faidley, a senior Communication Arts major, began working on “Seized,” when he was 33 years old, before coming to Concord University. He just finished it at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester.

The film has a brief runtime of 10 minutes. Faidley was inspired to start writing the script for the film after picking up a copy of The Screenwriter’s Bible by David Trottier.

After graduating from Concord University, Faidley has his sights set on getting into film school to further his education. He intends to add “Seized” to his portfolio hoping to “persuade a film school to give me a shot,” he explained.

The process of creating a short film is not an easy one nor a quick one, Faidley has learned. “I wrote it, and I rewrote it, and I rewrote it again. I think I’ve rewritten it seven times to get the final product that we’re going to show on the 13th of September,” he said.



Brittany Strother wrote this press release. She is a senior majoring in Communication Arts

 with an emphasis in public relations. Strother is from Jane Lew, W.Va.



Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.