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After playing on the UCLA football team as the long snapper, fourth-year film student Jay Weneta (above) said he decided to pursue a career in the film industry. Through a campaign on Indiegogo ending December, Weneta is raising funds to produce his thesis film "Guest," a dramatic thriller that tackles issues of suffering and religion. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

A troubled reverend has a question for God, but receives no response. Jay Weneta is out to find the answer in his senior thesis film, “Guest.” Weneta, a fourth-year film student, takes on issues of suffering and faith in his fictional dramatic thriller “Guest.” The short film will open with Reverend Thomas giving a sermon and asking the question: “Does suffering have meaning?” When met by silence from his congregation, Thomas must come to terms with the fact that he does not know the answer himself. More »

(American Film Institute)

AFI Fest, the longest-running international film festival in Los Angeles, took off at Hollywood Boulevard once more. Over the past week, directors from around the world, including new auteurs and renowned award-winners, made appearances at the TCL Chinese Theater, the Egyptian Theater and the Dolby Theatre to support their newest projects, with numerous awaiting fans in tow. More »

(American Film Institute)

AFI Fest, the longest-running international film festival in Los Angeles, took off at Hollywood Boulevard. Over the past week, directors from around the world, including new auteurs and renowned award-winners, made appearances at the TCL Chinese Theater, the Egyptian Theater and the Dolby Theatre to support their newest projects, with numerous awaiting fans in tow. More »

(Relativity Media)

The public scrutiny of stars is so ingrained in modern culture that even a suicide attempt becomes the stuff of gossip magazines. But after one has sufficient contact with a celebrity, it becomes clear that they are just people, complete with strengths and insecurities. More »

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