Grove City College student
Nathan Mancini ’13 has co-written and directed a feature film titled, “Asleep
in a Storm.” It will premiere at the Guthrie Theatre in Grove City, Pa., on
Saturday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a red carpet post-premiere party
at Carnegie Alumni Center on campus.
Mancini is a marketing major
at the College and has been involved in videography since 2005. “I have always
wanted to direct a feature film, and my senior year of college was the perfect
time to make it happen,” Mancini said.
This coming-of-age drama
stars Johnny Sikma ’13 as Rob Connolly, a successful college senior who lives
his life like a game of poker, where everyone is hiding something. An insult to
Rob’s pride sets him on a battle for intellectual superiority against Sam
Elmore (Sam Leuenberger), a seemingly insignificant fellow student. The
conflict draws in the seniors’ friends and shakes the foundation of their
college lives. Ultimately, Rob and Sam must decide for themselves if anyone is
The entire cast is from Grove
City College, and there are several College faculty members in the film. “I can
honestly believe one thing that sets this film apart from other college films
is the quality of the acting. We recruited Grove City College’s best actors and
actresses for this film, and it shows in the finished product,” Mancini said.
Media may attend the premiere.
It is recommended that the media contact Nathan Mancini at manciniNH1@gcc.edu to ensure they are granted access.
For more information on the
movie, including show times on campus and where to purchase tickets, visit