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August 20, 2013

Local teacher's short film accepted by film festival

A fear of spiders, didn’t stop Greg Allen, a video production teacher at the Century Career Center, from making a short film titled “Big Honkin Spider.”

Created completely with a green screen, the film features Andromeda, a spider that calls home Carson Strickling’s classroom at Logansport Community High School.

Allen used that fear to drive a short film with irony and comedy. In the nearly 10-minute short film, Allen goes head-to-head with a large spider and the irony, Allen says, is there is no way he would combat a spider.

Click here to watch Greg Allen's "Big Honkin Spider"

“I wouldn’t touch it,” Allen said with a laugh. “It jumped at one point, and I thought I was going to drop the camera.”

The film is about a lab experiment gone wrong, resulting in a giant, mutated spider. When spiders were being injected with genetic steroids, designed to mutate the silk fluid sac to result in mankind-saving DNA, a lab assistant added too much fluid. The result was catastrophic and the spider not only grew in size, but was considered extremely deadly. Allen, who portrays an extreme exterminator, is called to take care of the spider.

He submitted his short film, featuring local actors, to the Indiana Short Film Festival, and recently found out it was accepted.

“In no way was I thinking this would be accepted because it is very cheeky,” Allen said. “I didn’t know if it would be short film material.”

The short film will be shown at the three-day festival Oct. 11, 12 and 13 at the Royal Theater in Danville. Because of a prior commitment, Allen doesn’t think he’ll be able to attend the festival.

Allen said he was excited to tell those who helped that it was accepted. Many actors in the short film were students Allen had in class, he said. Students in his class had to create a short film for their finals and while they worked on their projects, he decided to work alongside them with his own short film. He spent much of April putting the film together.

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