Penn State Professors to Premiere Film in Hollywood

Two Penn State film professors will premiere their feature-length film in Hollywood this December, according to a press release.

Husband-and-wife team Rod Bingaman and Maura Shea will showcase their sci-fi film “Ripped!” at the NoHo 7 Cinema in Hollywood on Dec. 12.

The film was screened at two film festivals, including the College Town Film Festival in State College and the FirstGlance Film Festival in Philadelphia.

Both members of the filmmaking duo have have extensive experience. Before teaching at Penn State, Bingaman worked in television and film. Shea has experience both directing and producing, including work on the hit show “Sesame Street.” Both are currently senior lecturers at Penn State.

The retro-inspired comedy film focuses on the misfortunes of a 1960’s rock band that accidentally gets launched into space. They must then figure out a plan of escape after landing on a planet inhabited only by females.

Check out the trailer of the duo’s intergalactic film, “Ripped!” here:

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