Land of College Prophets

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The Land of College Prophets
Directed by Mike Aransky
Starring Thomas Edward Seymour
Phil Guerrette
Russ Russo
Paul DeSimone
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
83 minutes
Language English

The Land of College Prophets is a 2005 independent comedy film produced by the Hale Manor Collective, a trio of Connecticut filmmakers consisting of Mike Aransky, Phil Guerrette and Thomas Edward Seymour. The film mixes comedy with science-fiction in a tale of two brawling college students (Guerrette and Seymour) who accidentally reactivate a dormant well that spews toxic liquids into the surrounding community, resulting in abrupt and deadly changes within nature and people.[1][2]

The Land of College Prophets was shot in digital video on locations across Connecticut in 2003. The film premiered in New York in 2005,and later won five awards at the 2005 B-Movie Film Festival, including Best Picture. It also won the Best Picture Award at the 2005 New Haven Underground Film Festival and the Best Ensemble Award from Bare Bones International Film Festival. Reviews were generally positive, with Rick Curnutte of The Film Journal proclaiming that it “could easily become the first genuine cult hit of the DV era.”[3]

The film was released on DVD in 2005 by York Entertainment.[4]


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