From Small Budget and Big Dreams: Alumni Film to Set to Show at SF State

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- “One Man Show” tells the story of a hopeful playwright’s dream gone wrong — a story an SF State alumni turned into their debut film with a small budget and a devoted team. Director Matthew Cassani and Assistant Director Sterling Cook are graduates of the cinema department and, along with other cast and crew members, brainstormed for over two years on their film, which developed from a thought Cassani had. “Wouldn’t it be funny if someone lived on a stage and people thought it was a play, not like him just getting his life together?” Cassani said regarding his idea for a film. The script for “One Man Show” tells the tale of Henry Richards, a man who dreamed of becoming a playwright. Richards life plan didn’t go as expected, but the film highlights the highs and lows of the art world. The film debuted at Tiburon Playhouse in Marin County August 31 and received a standing ovation from the audience. Cassani said he plans to show the film at SF State.