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July 2, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building Lobby, 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


Directed by Benni Diez
Written by SCA Alumnus Adam Aresty
Produced by Christian Becker and Benjamin Munz
Followed by a Q&A with Adam Aresty
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

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


Official Selection: 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Opens at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood, and available on iTunes and all digital platforms, on Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

About Stung

Mrs. Perch, an elderly, wealthy lady from rural America, is throwing a fancy garden party at her remote country villa. Same procedure as every year - except this time her illegally imported plant fertilizer seeps into the ground. Subsequently, a local species of killer wasps that usually lay their eggs into other insects mutates into 7 ft tall predators. And the celebrating upper class company provides just the right kind of prey. It's up to Paul and Julia, the two catering staffers, to stop the creatures, fight for their lives, and incidentally get their stumbling romance in order.

Provided courtesy of IFC Midnight. Not rated. Running time: 90 minutes.

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About the Guest

ADAM ARESTY (Writer/SCA Alumnus)

In 2007 Adam Aresty graduated from USC School of Cinematic Arts with a BA in Critical Studies. He went on to become a screenwriter and soon he gained his first laurels. In 2007 he won the Screamfest Writing Award for his feature-length horror screenplay The Palace. In 2010 his action screenplay Lost Hills was mentioned on the Hit List, a “best of” list of unproduced original screenplays.

In 2012 he won the Slamdance 2012 Teleplay Award for Uniciviliced and Kraken Press published his first short novel Recovery.

Adam wrote the screenplay for Stung and with it he won Rat Pack’s 2012 horror writing contest Write for your life. His idea was chosen from more than 1400 entries to the contest.

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 Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago