Parker's Park

After a family loses everything from a tragic explosion at the West Fertilizer Company, Parker, son of fallen hero Joey Pustejovsky, decides to rebuild the city park.

  • Mathew Ruggieri
  • Joe Pustejovsky
    Key Cast
  • Carolyn Pustejovsky
    Key Cast
  • Kirk Wines
    Key Cast
  • Tommy Muska
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 20 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Robinson High School
  • UIL State Film Festival
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    February 22, 2023
    State Finalist
  • All American High School Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Mathew Ruggieri

My name is Mathew Ruggieri, I am a student filmmaker at Robinson High School in Waco, Texas. I've always been fascinated by film, creating my first movie about trains at the age of 7. Since then, I've been exploring this passion of mine, creating Youtube videos, skits, and documentaries.

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Director Statement

The events of this film took place 10 years ago in the small farming community of West, Texas. This film was created in memory of Joey Pustejovsky, and the fallen heroes who lost their lives while saving others.