January 18, 2018, 7:00 PM

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 Epic Pictures invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Monster Project

Directed by Victor Mathieu '10
Written by Victor Mathieu '10, Shariya Lynn, and Corbin Billings '09
Produced by Victor Mathieu '10, Phillip Sebal, Mike Burkenbine, and Corbin Billings '09
Shot and edited by Phillip Sebal
Special Makeup Effects by Jim Beinke
Followed by a Q&A with Victor Mathieu '10, Corbin Billings '09, Shariya Lynn, Phillip Sebal, Mike Burkenbine '97, Jim Beinke, and actors Shiori Ideta and Jamal Quezaire

7:00 PM on Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Available NOW on iTunes, Amazon, and VOD

About The Monster Project

Eager to raise their YouTube subscriber count, a group of aspiring horror filmmakers post an online casting call for “real life” monsters to interview for their documentary. They find three participants to film and share their haunted experiences in a mansion in the woods on the night of a lunar eclipse. The production suddenly turns into a nightmare when the participants transform into a real vampire, demon, and skinwalker (a type of harmful witch, according to Navajo legends, that can transform into any animal with the intent of harming people), forcing the unsuspecting crew to fight for their lives.

Provided courtesy of Epic Pictures. Unrated. Runtime: 103 minutes. English.

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About the Guests

VICTOR MATHIEU (Writer, Director, Producer, Production BA '10)

French in blood, Victor Mathieu is an award-winning Writer & Director. He has been conceptualizing and developing short films, commercials, web series and feature films since 2010. His latest directorial work includes feature horror films The Monster Project (Epic Pictures, release: August 18th 2017) and Dead List (High Octane Pictures, release April 2018), as well as a virtual reality horror series titled Scary Nights (Mandt VR, release: Halloween 2018). He is currently slated to direct two feature horror films in 2018 and a third in 2019 and is currently in production on a television show he wrote entitled First List. Victor received his BA in film production from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts.

CORBIN BILLINGS (Writer, Executive Producer, Production BA '09)

Corbin Billings is an award winning writer, director, and producer. After graduating from USC in fall 2009 with a degree in film production, he made his directorial debut with the feature documentary “Bite Size,” an intimate look at the American childhood obesity epidemic. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at its premier at Cinequest Film Festival and was sold to Netflix, Vimeo, Hulu, and Pivot. “The Monster Project” is his second feature film. Corbin served as the writer, producer, and executive producer on the movie. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, directing a new documentary entitled, “Carpe Generation.” You can also catch Corbin performing in the underground hip-hop scene, rapping under the alias “Floowood.” Listen close for his music featured throughout “The Monster Project.”


A pop culture aficionado and gamer, Shariya Lynn has also written and co-directed Game On. She is a Nicholl Fellowship placing screenwriter and writes novels, her debut is entitled Ambrose.

MIKE BURKENBINE (Producer, USC Business of Cinematic Arts MBA '97)

Mike began his entertainment career at ACNielsen where he undertook the role of business development and directed the creation of a consumer tracking system for Home Entertainment sales: VideoScan. This system allows filmmakers and studio alike to track and analyze sales to consumers across labels, markets and retailers. Mike also devised the analytical techniques used to forecast feature film revenue and distribution as well as devise marketing tactics and strategies. Using this system, Mike has impacted the revenue at The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, and NBC/Universal. Ultimately he impacted the Home Entertainment industry with regard to distribution, merchandising, retail marketing, forecasting, operations, and sales.

PHILLIP SEBAL (Producer, Editor, Director of Photography)

Phillip Sebal is a independent film producer, editor, and cinematographer. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Phillip has won multiple awards and created content for national brands throughout his career. Currently he works at Uproxx Media while consistently working with frequent collaborators on future projects.

JIM BEINKE (Special Makeup Effects Artist)

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jim Beinke attended California Institute of the Arts in the early 80’s.  Beinke began his career doing rock videos, most notably making the Quiet Riot mask. He created creature effects for such movies as The Craft and Three Kings at Alterian Studios in the 90s, and Planet of the Apes and Men in Black II at Rick Bakers Cinovation Studios in the 2000s.  He recently finished 13 seasons as the technical advisor of Syfy Channel’s Face Off.

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 2017. 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.

Limited handicap seating is available. For guests with disabilities who require special accommodations, please contact Matthew Meier at with the subject line: "Accommodations Request -- THE MONSTER PROJECT."


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 the McClintock Avenue Entrance (formerly Gate #5) or Royal Street Entrance (formerly Gate #4) on W. Jefferson Blvd. We recommend parking in the Royal Street Parking Structure (formerly PSD), at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd, with limited non-metered spaces also available north of Jefferson and throughout the surrounding neighborhood. Especially if you plan to utilize street parking, we HIGHLY recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the screening, as parking can be difficult to find and it may take time to walk to the theater from your parking space.

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Contact Information

Name: Matthew Meier