In Blacktop, an overworked, mentally exhausted paramedic happens upon a mysterious woman whose guidance spirals his troubled mind towards a sense of peace after failing to save a young boy on the job.
The film crew is composed of students with a minor in Filmmaking, a dual minor from ComArtSci and CAL. The class collectively brought the story to life including writing, production, editing, marketing, and distribution. The film was shot completely in East Lansing and Lansing and was composed of actors from the surrounding areas.
"It was essentially 20 people coming together and using all of their creative power to make a piece with meaning and importance in the world we live in," said Director Trevor Ferla. "Even though it can be a great deal of hard work, nothing beats the feeling of creating something special with others."