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August 19, 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

The SCA Alumni Screening Series and 32 Servings Films invite you and a guest to a special screening of

Echo Lake

Written & Directed by Jody McVeigh-Schultz
Produced by Jody McVeigh-Schultz
and Andy Rydzewski
Followed by a Q&A with Cast & Crew
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007


Official Selection: Dances With Films 2015

About Echo Lake

Echo Lake is a minimalist drama about Will, a 30-year old, functioning alcoholic, struggling with adulthood. When his estranged father dies, Will inherits the family cabin in the remote Sierra Mountains and then promptly gets kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment. He heads up into Northern California woods in need of a place to crash and intending to sell the cabin, but, upon arrival, realizes that’s easier said than done. With the help of an unwanted dog, a nosy neighbor and a possible new romance, Will is forced to reexamine the stories he’s told himself about his family and childhood, and decide if he wants to head back to Los Angeles and fix his sabotaged relationships. Echo Lake is a story about the things we inherit, whether we want to or not.

Provided courtesy of 32 Servings Films. Not rated. Running time: 86 minutes.

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About the Guests

JODY MCVEIGH-SCHULTZ (Writer/Director/SCA Alumnus)

Jody grew up near Philadelphia and attended USC for film production. In the past, he has worked in film and TV as an editor on everything from breakout reality hit Duck Dynasty to social justice documentaries to horror films, most recently editing Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Echo Lake is his directorial debut, self-funded and shot on trails he hiked as a child. He is currently writing a film about police violence told through the lens of a faux reality TV show.

SAM ZVIBLEMAN (Actor, "Will Baxter"/SCA Alumnus)

Sam Zvibleman is an award-winning writer and director from St. Louis, MO. Since graduating from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Sam has made several films which have screened in festivals across the country, including The Sound & The Shadow, a feature film that he co-wrote and co-produced. He co-created and is Executive Producer on the half-hour comedy television show Pen15, which he is currently developing with the Lonely Island team. Most recently, he directed and edited the upcoming web show, Little Things, starring Comedy Central's Jon Bass. Echo Lake marks Sam’s acting debut.


Christine most recently starred in the indie romantic comedy Bread and Butter, opposite SNL's Bobby Moynihan and Lauren Lapkus. Bread and Butter was named "Best Feature" at the Big Apple Film Festival and is continuing to play at festivals nationwide, including Cleveland and Phoenix. She has also appeared extensively in television including Mad Men, CSI: Cyber, Grey's Anatomy and General Hospital. In addition to working in front of the camera, Christine has produced a number of projects including the award winning webseries Squaresville.

KEVIN ROSEN-QUAN (Production Sound/Assistant Director/SCA Alumnus)

A native of Los Angeles, Kevin went to USC for Cinema and has done production and post sound for a wide variety of films since. His credits include films The Sound & the Shadow, Bio-Dead, 5 Pilgrims, The Night Crew, House Harker, and most recently SxSW premiering Night Owls. He also produced short Stranger’s Kiss and web series Mountain Man. When not on set, Kevin DJs around Los Angeles.

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 Summer 2015 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.

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 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.

Echo Lake (2015) Teaser Trailer from Jody McVeigh-Schultz on Vimeo.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago