April 10, 2012, 9:10 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 PSH Collective invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Trigger Finger

Directed by SCA Alumnus Kerem Sanga
Written and Produced by SCA Alumni
Ross Putman, Kerem Sanga and David Hunter
Followed by a Q&A with cast & crew
9:10 P.M. on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Ray Stark Family Theatre
, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

About Trigger Finger

Morgan Westin (Layla Mae) is a teenage wallflower -- who may or may not be responsible for her step-sister's murder. Detective Harold Casey (Michael James Bell) is brought on to the case once suspicion for the crime falls on Joseph (Carlos Castillo), a local drug dealer with whom Casey has a long-unsettled score. When Casey discovers that the killer might be Morgan, not Joseph, he decides to help her get away with murder, so that the "right man" can end up in jail. But is Morgan a cold-blooded killer, an innocent victim, or something in between?

Provided courtesy of PSH Collective. Not rated. Running time: 75 minutes.



About the Guests

KEREM SANGA (Writer/Director/Producer, SCA MFA Screenwriting, '10) produced and starred in the 2009 feature film Stoner, which premiered at the Austin Film Festival. As a student at SCA, Kerem received the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship. His thesis screenplay The Alpha and the Omega won distinguished designation from the SCA faculty, and is currently in development with producer Guy Danella and Gold Circle Films. Before directing Trigger Finger, Kerem wrote and directed the short film Ashley Mason, also starring Layla Mae.

ROSS PUTMAN (Writer/Producer, SCA MFA Screenwriting, '10) is the Creative Executive for producer and director Walt Becker (also an SCA/Stark graduate), and an independent producer and writer.

DAVID HUNTER (Writer/Producer, SCA MFA, Screenwriting, '10) first collaborated with Kerem Sanga on the short film Ashley Mason, which he produced. He also wrote the short Soft Touch.

MICHAEL JAMES BELL (Actor, "Detective Harold Casey") is an actor from Santa Monica, CA. Michael has been featured on FX's American Horror Story, and Comedy Central's Jon Benjamin Has a Van, as well as numerous other stage and screen productions. Before moving to Los Angeles, Michael attended Yale's prestigious acting program.

LAYLA MAE (Actor, "Morgan Westin") is an actor and model from Huntington Beach, CA. Layla starred in director Kerem Sanga's previous short, Ashley Mason. She has appeared in multiple national commercials, and has modeled in numerous fashion and glamor publications, and is represented by the prestigious Ford Models agency.

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 Spring 2012 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 public. Please bring a valid 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 9:00 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


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. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago