October 2, 2011, 3:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The SCA Alumni Screening Series and Hive Mind invite you and a guest to a special screening of


Directed by SCA Alumna Barbara Stepansky
Written by SCA Alumnus Matt Harry
Produced by Barbara Stepansky and Matt Harry
Followed by a Q&A with cast & crew

3:00 P.M. on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


About Fugue

If you can’t trust your own mind, how do you know what’s real?
Charlotte Vale (newcomer Abigail Mittel) moves into a secluded hillside home with her boyfriend Howard (Richard Gunn—“Dexter,” Garden Party). She soon realizes she’s pregnant, but her happiness is marred by several strange occurrences – ghostly footsteps running through the house, disembodied voices, and the appearance of a strange, faceless woman. She goes to Howard for help, but he refuses to believe anything supernatural is happening.
As the encounters become more frequent and more disturbing, Charlotte is shocked to discover she’s suffering from a Dissociative Fugue, which has made her forget everything from the last nine months. She sets out to learn what caused the condition, and the events of the past begin to spill over into the present – threatening to destroy not only her life, but that of her unborn baby.

Provided courtesy of Hive Mind. Not Rated. Running time: 90 minutes.

To learn more about the film and to view the trailer, click here.


About the Guests

Barbara Stepansky  |  DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Barbara was born in Poland, but her father's involvement in the Solidarity movement led to the family relocating to Germany. After receiving an undergraduate degree in philosophy of science from University College London, Barbara decided to pursue her Master's at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
During her time at USC her short Blueberry Pancakes garnered the Directors Guild of America Student Film Award in the women's category and played at the Kodak Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Program in Cannes. In 2002 she was invited to participate in Film Independent’s Directors’ Lab. Barbara completed a second graduate degree in Directing at the American Film Institute, where she won the Student Emmy for Best Director for her thesis film, The Trojan Cow. The film also won the Student Voices Jackson Hole Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the USA Film Festival National Film and Video Competition and in 2007 it was on the short list for the Academy Awards.
Barbara is the recipient of several scholarships, including the Mary Pickford Foundation Scholarship for Excellence, the Bridges Larson Foundation Production Award, the Patrick Peyton Award for Excellence, and the Franklin J. Schaffner AFI Fellow Award. Most recently, she completed her first feature film Hurt, starring Melora Walters and William Mapother, with High Treason Productions.
Matt Harry  |  WRITER & PRODUCER
Matt spent his teenage years writing newspaper articles for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, one-act plays, and some very serious short stories before finally discovering film-making at Ohio University. He quickly moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Since graduating from USC, Matt’s screenplays have been recognized by the Austin Film Festival, the Script PIMP Competition, and the Nicholl Fellowship. When he’s not staring at a blinking cursor, Matt works as an editor for TV shows such as “The Bachelor,” “VH-1’s Behind the Movie,” “High School Reunion,” “Rock the Reception,” and “Real Simple. Real Life.” Fugue is his first produced feature film. Even though he loves a good thriller, he does not believe in ghosts.

Abigail Mittel  |  ACTOR - "CHARLOTTE"

A third-generation Angelena, Abigail Mittel spent her early years on the island of Kauai. Returning to Los Angeles, Abigail took dance, singing and acting lessons. She has worked on numerous films for the American Film Institute. Recently, she moved to the other side of the lens and directed her first short, Mercy. Currently she studies with Cameron Thor and is managed by William Blaylock.

Aymae is an award-winning cinematographer for narrative and documentary films, television shows, commercials, and music videos. Her work has screened on networks such as PBS, CBS, ABC, A&E, Bravo, ESPN, Animal Planet and The Travel Channel, as well as in numerous festivals. She recently shot and produced a feature documentary, HouseQuake, which premiered at the 2009 Rhode Island International Film Festival. Aymae received her MFA in Film Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Juliane found her way to the art department in a roundabout way involving singing, bagpipes, letterpress printing and cinematography (of course!), but she's found a good home. After overeducating herself at Yale and USC, she earned her art department stripes in television ("Ugly Betty," "Commander-In-Chief," "Kath & Kim"), pilots ("Privileged," "Big Shots," "Sons of Tucson") and features (Four Christmases, Year of the Dog, Deck the Halls, Me, You and Everyone We Know). She's also immensely proud of her art research for the 2009 Oscar Nominee Frost/Nixon. Most recently, you can catch her graphics on “Lie to Me” and in the Universal Picture movie Couples Retreat. She hopes your internet surfing will take you to her website at www.sloegoods.com.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Fall 2011 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening. Many screenings will be overbooked to ensure that capacity is met in the theater. Some screenings will be run from digital sources.

To view the calendar for the SCA Alumni Screening Series, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the general public. Please bring a photo ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 2:30 P.M.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Free street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu