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The Computer Lab: Escape Velocity

A brilliant yet self-centered grad student receives cryptic messages from the future detailing tragic events caused by his actions. The Grad Student attempts to alter the foretold events - only to discover the tragedy expanding in scope.

  • Mark von Schlemmer
  • Michael Graves
  • Chris Moore
  • Aaron Scully
    Key Cast
    "Grad Student"
  • Colin O'Brien
  • Zach Nowlin
  • Brad McClure
  • Luta Young
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    sci-fi, web series
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Mark von Schlemmer
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Mark von Schlemmer

Mark von Schlemmer is a Regional-Emmy award winning television producer, filmmaker, and professor. He was the editor on Kevin Willmott’s "Destination: Planet Negro!" and "The Only Good Indian," a Sundance Film Festival selection, as well as assistant editor and post-production supervisor on the Sundance selection "CSA: The Confederate States of America."

Mark’s short films have played such diverse festivals as the Dionysus Film Festival in Los Angeles, the T-10 Video Festival in San Francisco, the Culture Under Fire Film Festival in Kansas City, and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/KC Film Fest. Mark lead the creation of the annual Show Me Justice Film Festival in Warrensburg, Missouri, an international festival that features films with a social justice theme.

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Director Statement

This narrative short is the first episode in a 4-part web series, The Computer Lab, that was produced by students, faculty, and staff at the University of Central Missouri. It features both professional actors from throughout the Kansas/Missouri area as well as students from UCM.