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>  Award-winning SCAD professor to screen “Extinction”
Oct. 24, 2011
Kevin McCarey, Extinction
Kevin McCarey, Extinction

SAVANNAH, Georgia - "Extinction," a narrative short by Savannah College of Art and Design film and television professor Kevin McCarey, will screen Monday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m. at the SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd. McCarey will lead a question-and-answer session following the screening. The event is free for SCAD students with a university ID and free and open to the public with admission to the museum.

The 30-minute film, shot locally in Savannah, is set on the coast of South Africa where paleontologists seek clues to Earth's greatest extinction event. They befriend Sipho, a Xhosa youth with a gift for finding fossils, and he becomes part of their team. But the boy's village is experiencing its own extinction, and Mandisa, a girl he loves, is dying. Sipho shares with her what he's learned: how the human species arose triumphantly from past extinctions. The question, though, is whether this will be enough to instill the hope they need for their own survival?

McCarey, an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, filmed "Extinction" with the support of a SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development. Around 100 SCAD students and professors assisted on the film.

"Extinction" premiered at the Treasure Coast Film Festival, where it won "Best Short Film" and "Best Script." The film also has screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, Bethlehem Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival and New York International Film Festival, where the film was shown in Times Square.

For more information about "Extinction," visit extinctionfilm.com. For additional information on the screening, contact the SCAD Museum of Art at 912.525.7191.