Welcome to Academia

Welcome to AcademiaOVERVIEW

Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Running Time: 1 hr 25 minutes
Medium: 35mm with HD video master
Rights: All Rights Available


Director: Kirk Davis
Director of Photography :David Dunlap
Producer: Sam Adelman, Laura Cartwright
Cast: James LeGros, Callie Thorne, Jess Weixler,Matt Servitto, Laila Robins, Dan Bakkedahl,Robert Hogan
Writer: Elzbieta Szoka and Kirk Davis
Producer's Representative: Ostrow and Company


Sex and power games go hand in hand in Welcome To Academia, a dark satire that uses the university as a metaphor for personal and professional relationships.

An idealistic graduate student of modern history, on her
journey to obtain a well deserved diploma, learns the hard way that merit and intellect are not the most important values in the corrupt and indifferent environment that she has faith in. The subject of her doctoral hesis, “Aftermath: Yalta, the 20th Century, and Beyond,” symbolizes the power structures of her own reality,- her doctoral committee, known as the Hydra,represents the three World War Two superpowers, the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.

To make matters worse, her charming but oblivious thesis
advisor abandons her amidst the swirl of departmental politics.

Who’ll be the new Dean? Will the new President ruin the
curriculum and get rid of tenure? And what will happen to our
young, innocent student of modern history, who has to pay a
high price in order to get her well-deserved diploma? Will the 'rite of passage' that she has to go through make her end up like her oppressed oppressors?