April 28, 2016, 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, Starrunner, LLC, and Running Tiger Films, invite you and a guest to a special screening of


Directed by SCA Alumnus Russ Emanuel
Written by Julia Camara
Produced by Howard Nash and Robert Kwartler
Followed by a Q&A with Russ Emanuel, Julia Camara, Executive Producer Aaron Retford, Associate Producer Eric Kask, Briana White, and Andrew Bliss
7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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



Learn more about the film at this QR Link: http://www.inpholink.com/occupants.html


About Occupants

Occupants is about a young couple named Annie and Neil Curtis who plan and produce a 30 day "Clean Living" documentary. Setting up cameras all over their house to document their newly created "lifestyle", these very cameras capture a “parallel” version of themselves from another dimension. At first they can only “see” their parallel selves via the footage they captured. But soon their “doubles” begin threatening the unsuspecting couple, who must find a way to close the dimensional portal they inadvertently created. By consulting Dr. Alan Peterson (played by Robert Picardo) of the Peterson Research Institute, they devise a plan to do just that.

Provided courtesy of Starrunner, LLC, and Running Tiger Films. Not rated. Running time: 81 minutes.

Visit the Official Website: http://occupantsthemovie.com
Visit the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OccupantsTheMovie

Visit the Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/russellemanuel

About the Guests

RUSS EMANUEL (Director/SCA Alumnus)

Originally from San Francisco, Russ Emanuel grew up in both Japan and the United States, garnering an international viewpoint of the world throughout his childhood. After graduating from the University of Southern California to study Cinema-Television, International Relations and Japanese, (and gaining more production experience at the UCLA Extension Program), he founded Russem Productions in 2002 in order to promote his short films including HER KNIGHT (2003), the award-winning GIRL WITH GUN (2005), and the documentary RESTORATION OF PARADISE (2014). He also produced several shorts including MAVET (2004), the zombie-flick THE DIARY (2004), the vampire film PERFECT RED (2006), and CULT 11 (2010) and THE MEETING (2013) television series (which he also directed two episodes each). Presently, OCCUPANTS (2015) marks Emanuel's fourth foray into feature filmmaking, after having directed P.J. (2007), CHASING THE GREEN (2009), and THE LEGENDS OF NETHIAH (2012).

JULIA CAMARA (Writer/Co-Producer)

Residing in Santa Monica, California, Julia Camara, an award winning writer/filmmaker, wrote the sci-fi feature AREA Q (2011) starring Isaiah Washington, and the road movie OPEN ROAD (2013), starring Andy Garcia and Juliette Lewis. She also is a Co-Producer on OCCUPANTS.

BRIANA WHITE (Actor, "Annie Curtis")

A native of Orange County and promising actress, Briana White studied and obtained her B.F.A. at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts as well as the Joy Theatre. She has since then worked as a lead on various films including BOTTLED LIGHTNING, DISTANCE, and LUST. Her television credits include PARTY AT MICAH'S, CRIMINAL MIND, and OUR TOWN. She has more recently been on youtube’s THE REEL REJECTS.

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 2016 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.

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 $12.00 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
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu