Trailer Released for ‘Dear Old State’ Movie

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Earlier last month, we wrote about the upcoming student-directed movie “Dear Old State,” which will serve as something of a sequel to “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley.” Under the Eric Porterfield Group umbrella, the film is a partisan Penn State love fest, as created by the two directors, junior Griffin Boustany and senior Ryan Blaschak.

“We realize everyone is sick about hearing about the Sandusky scandal and the community in a negative light,” Blaschak said. “Our film isn’t the typical negative story people have been hearing. Instead, we’re looking at the best that Penn State and Happy Valley has to offer.”

The trailer for the film was released within the last couple days, which you can view below:

You’ll notice a lot of (potentially awkward) face time from former coach Bill O’Brien, along with folks like IFC President Dan Combs and club softball player Jessica Gallick. Sam Ficken and Michael Mauti also make an appearance in the movie, although not in this trailer.

The goal is to release the movie by May 1, following a successful Kickstarter campaign last month.

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014, and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is a director of the Nittany Valley Society 501(c)(3) and is involved in student government.

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