T h e F i l m

Collegtown USA - the setting for the most financially indebted population in U.S. history
 
          What happens when debt drives our youth’s decision-making process?

 

c o ll e g e t o w n

              is a feature length narrative-documentary hybrid (creative nonfiction)

The film

   illuminates the social and financial pressures that determine choices made by debt-ridden U.S. college students

 

Through the lives of five students

c o ll e g e t o w ndepicts

the modern college student’s experience with

student debt & heavy campus recruitment

from the financial industry.

 

 

The film conveys parallels between

                                        + college recruitment

                        + Fraternity+Sorority recruitment

                                + on-campus career recruitment

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c o ll e g e t o w n

draws connections in order to present how our youth is influenced by the business-oriented University model. 

A girl takes out debt to go to her dream college.

A boy on a baseball scholarship pledges a Fraternity.

Two Frat brothers apply for jobs on Wall Street.

A recent graduate works in a bulge-bracket investment bank.

 

 

c o ll e g e t o w n

is composed of a mixture of narrative and documentary material.  All scenes are based on actual events, and actuality footage is used whenever possible to link the scenes to their real world inspirations. Many of the actors involvedexperienced scenarios identical to what they will be acting out, and so are performing as social actors as much as theatrical actors.

 

 

 

This movie demonstrates students’ R E A L(!)(?)        

relationships with:

alcohol consumption,

adderall induced studying,

PowerPoint Slide lectures,

herbs,

social media,

commercially-filled screens

hazing

pledging

resume writing

druuuuuugggggssssss

 

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this page was formatted while listening to Drake's "If You're Reading This Its Too Late."

 

 

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