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Moravian College Professor Produces Short Film “Then Came You”

Film was shot in Lehigh Valley including Moravian’s Campus

Bethlehem, Pa., August 15, 2006—Dr. Santo D. Marabella, associate professor and chair of the Economics & Business Department, is the executive producer of a short film that was shot recently in the Lehigh Valley, that includes the Moravian College campus. The film, entitled “Then Came You” was written by John E. Fitzpatrick and was produced in collaboration with Marabella through their production company SanJohn Productions. The twenty-minute "short" was filmed in March at various locations including downtown Easton and utilized actors and production staff on a volunteer basis.

“Then Came You” tells the story of a man who after a tragic loss is unable to recommit to life and love until a chance accident leads him to reconsider his options. The cast consists of four characters. One character is portrayed by Michael Constantine, a talented actor and the son of immigrant parents from Greece, for many years was known for his portrayal of principal Seymour Kaufman in the TV series Room 222. He also played Santa in the 1969 film Prancer, and made an unexpected comeback as the Windex-toting father in the hit movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," a romantic comedy film that grossed the most money in box office history. Constantine later reprised the role in the television series "My Big Fat Greek Life."

Marabella and Fitzpatrick plan to enter the film at festival venues and to “shop” it to Hollywood producers and studios as a pilot presentation for television. The film is scheduled to premiere on September 24th in Reading, Pa. A screening will be held at Moravian College during the month of September.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.