November 6, 2011, 5:00 P.M.

The Albert and Dana Broccoli Theatre, SCA 112, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


The SCA Alumni Screening Series and Silent Sun Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Trail of Blood

Written, Directed and Edited by
SCA Alumni Joseph Guerrieri & Justin Guerrieri
Produced by SCA Alumni Matthew Hsu
and Vero Shamo-Garcia
Cinematography by SCA Alumnus Collin Brink
Edited by SCA Alumnus Matthew Monte

Followed by a Q&A with cast & crew

5:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 6th, 2011

The Albert & Dana Broccoli Theatre
, SCA 112
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Q&A Attendees will include actor Robert Picardo, as well as five USC SCA alumni: Directors Joseph Guerrieri and Justin Guerrieri; Producers,Matthew Hsu and Vero Shamo-Garcia; and Cinematographer Collin Brink.

About Trail of Blood

A gruesome double murder, the blood still fresh on the bodies...  A young Marine recruit and his friends are mistaken for the killers by a disturbed veteran who vows to teach them the horrors of war through a series of torturous mind games. Their maddening fight for survival will uncover the darkest parts of humanity.

From Executive Producer, Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins, Small Soldiers) comes TRAIL OF BLOOD, the feature film debut of writer/directors Joseph Guerrieri and Justin Guerrieri and producers Matthew Hsu and Vero Shamo-Garcia. This psychological thriller has is roots in 70s grindhouse cinema. It is a cautionary tale about the nature of violence, and a subversive, disturbing commentary on our times.

TRAIL OF BLOOD will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment in early 2012.

Provided courtesy of Silent Sun Films. Rated R.

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


About the Guests

Robert Picardo (Actor, "Agent Weston") is a veteran film, television and stage actor with a degree in Drama from Yale University. Over the past 30 years, he has starred in the television series Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate: Atlantis and China Beach, has had recurring roles on Smallville, The Wonder Years, The Lyon's Den, Home Improvement, L.A. Law and Alice, and has guest starred on such series as The Closer, Cold Case, The Practice, Frasier, The West Wing, Ally McBeal and ER. Picardo’s extensive television work has also included a starring role opposite Helena Bonham-Carter in NBC's movie-of-the-week Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald, the HBO movie White Mile, and the NBC mini-series Deadly Matrimony. He has also appeared in numerous feature films, including Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Small Soldiers, Wagons East, Back to School, Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Innerspace. Picardo was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as gym teacher Mr. Cutlip on The Wonder Years, and was awarded the Viewers For Quality Television Founder's Award for his outstanding performances on The Wonder Years and China Beach.

Matthew Hsu (Producer) is a graduate of Brown University and the MFA Film Production program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His award-winning comedy, Charlie 2.0, has screened in over twenty worldwide film festivals and received accolades from Mercury Motors, AOL-Time Warner, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His short film, Super Google Pops, was distributed in theatres nationwide by the Coca-Cola Company. Matthew’s producing credits include shorts, music videos, and commercials. TRAIL OF BLOOD is his first feature.
Vero Shamo-Garcia (Producer) is originally from Ecuador and holds an MFA in Film Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Vero is an award-winning filmmaker with her films De las Calles, Kidtopia, El Momento de Amar and Limpiando Sapos, which won the DGA Student Film Award in 2007. Her producing credits include Mei, winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival.
Joseph Guerrieri  (Writer/Director/Editor) was raised in Virginia and holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. His thesis film, The Jackalope, starring Leighton Meester, screened at film festivals around the country and was later acquired for worldwide distribution. After graduating from USC, Joseph went to work for Joe Dante’s Renfield Productions, where he wrote several original screenplays. Currently, Joseph produces educational videos and teaches video production at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College. TRAIL OF BLOOD is his first feature film.
Justin Guerrieri (Writer/Director/Editor) was raised in Virginia and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University and a Master’s in Film Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. His thesis film, Rocketboy, starring Robert Picardo, won the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Comics-Oriented Award. He has edited numerous feature films, including Au Revoir Taipei (Dir. Arvin Chen) winner of the NETPAC prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.  TRAIL OF BLOOD is Justin’s feature film Directorial debut.

Collin Brink (Director of Photography) is a graduate of the University of Chicago and USC's MFA program in Film Production. He has shot commercials, music videos and feature films; most recently The Presence, starring Mira Sorvino, Shane West, and Justin Kirk. Brink won the award for Outstanding Cinematography at USC's 2009 First Look Festival.

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 4:50 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