Lehman Alumnus’ New Film to be Screened at Manhattan Film Festival

June 5, 2013 3:56 pm English Dept, Multimedia Center, School of Arts and Humanities

Four Corners Road, a new film by Lehman alumnus Greg VanVoorhis (’02, ’08) premiered at the Hoboken Film Festival on June 5 and will be shown again at the Manhattan Film Festival on June 25. The film focuses on four male friends who bond and fight over their personal struggles with love, life, and friendship during a month-long retreat.

VanVoorhis, who wrote and directed the film, turned to some of his friends from Lehman for help. For the film’s score, he turned to students in Professor Michael Bacon’s film scoring class. There he found music major Keren Minto, a recent graduate of the Macualay Honors College at Lehman. Minto’s score is featured in the film. Former students Jamal Fairbanks and Cristine Mariani (Macaulay Honors College) also worked on the film.

VanVoorhis is an English teacher in the Bronx. In an interview with the Garden State Journal, VanVoorhis said he was driven to make the film after reading Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist with his students. He decided it was time to pursue his own “personal legend.”

The upcoming Seventh Annual Manhattan Film Festival will run from June 20-30. MovieMaker Magazine recently named it “25 Film Festival Worth the Entry Fee.” It features work from student filmmakers and first-time directors/actors.