Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) has partnered with AutismOklahoma to host a red carpet premiere for “Even in Death,” an animated short film produced by Invisible Layers Productions, a group of young, autistic filmmakers and artists. The film will screen at the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater Friday, June 24, 2016, at 7 p.m.
“Even in Death” is a story about death, love and life written and directed by OCCC alum and deadCENTER Film Festival winner Zac Davis. The film chronicles a day in the life of Jonah, a young boy living in New Orleans who is about to experience a loss in his family. Faced with grief, Jonah is visited by the Grim Reaper and taken on an adventure through New Orleans that ends with Jonah learning a lesson in life and the true depth of love.
The premiere will offer an opportunity to meet the filmmakers and see them on the red carpet. A behind the scenes video will be featured along with a reception and Q&A panel with the filmmakers. Those attending the premiere will also have the first opportunity to purchase signed art, which will be on display in the VPAC Sarkeys Foundation Atrium, and DVDs of the film.
Tickets for the event are now on sale for $10 each and available at www.AutismOklahoma.org. The film was also featured during the deadCENTER Film Festival earlier this month and won best short film.
Invisible Layers Productions is a pre-employment club and program provided by AutismOklahoma for young adults who have autism and an interest in film and video production. The group, led by Zac Davis, collaborates weekly on high quality podcasts, films and videos for their customers who include Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Junior Achievement, the OKC Energy, Youth & Family Services and other businesses. The work of Invisible Layers is used for websites, corporate events, television and social media.
OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students and has more than 90,000 participants in its various community programs annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.