February 18, 2014, 7:00 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


Outside the Box [Office] and IFC Midnight invite you and a guest to a special preview screening of

Almost Human

Written & Directed by Joe Begos
Produced by Joe Begos, Anthony Ambrosino,
and Josh Ethier
Followed by a Q&A with Joe Begos

7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
The evening will begin with a new short film, Butterfly Dust, Directed by SCA Alumnus and Staff Member, Anthony Bushman. Running time: 16 minutes.

Official Selection:
2013 Toronto International Film Festival
2013 Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Cataluna

In theaters on February 21st, 2014

About Almost Human

Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is inside of him.

Provided courtesy of IFC Midnight. Unrated. Running time: 80 minutes.

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About the Guest

JOE BEGOS (Writer/Producer/Director)

Born in October of 1987, Joe Begos grew up in Rhode Island, where he spent most of his teenage years teaching himself all aspects of filmmaking. This is also where he met his long time Editor/Co-Producer Josh Ethier. With both taking on and learning several key positions while cranking out shorts, Joe eventually moved to Los Angeles at Age 20. Continuing to write and grind away at short films, he quickly scored an internship under horror legend Stuart Gordon, working in development for him for almost 4 years. This lead to becoming the Stage Manager for the original run of "Re-Animator: The Musical", under the direction of Gordon himself. Here, he met Graham Skipper, who would go on to play the lead in Joe's first feature. In 2011, he finished production on "Bad Moon Rising", a werewolf short that went on to World Premiere at Frightfest in the UK, and was later purchased by FearNet.  Shortly after the original run of Re-Animator closed it's curtains, on the other side of the country, Joe began shooting Almost Human.

About Butterfly Dust

Butterfly Dust Trailer from Anthony Bushman on Vimeo.

Directed by Anthony Bushman. Written by Eric Jones.
Produced by Aida Lembo and Anthony Bushman.
Running time: 16 minutes.

After their human test subjects turn into animalistic horrors, four scientists led by a security guard barricade themselves in their laboratory to withstand the attacks of their botched creations. One of them holds a secret, however, and as it is uncovered, the small group must wrestle with their conscience to ensure survival from both the threat outside the lab and from within, a moral dilemma that will ultimately decide their fate.


About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC 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 6:30 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 $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago