UCF Alum Alicia Conway's short film RITE got accepted to Sundance 2009. The film is a story about a young girl undergoing a ritual that does not actually exist in any culture, but it has an element of familiarity that many people will recognize, along with horrific elements that are not so different from things human beings actually do as a matter of cultural practice.
Alicia's hope is that RITE will prompt people to think about and discuss the brutal things people do to each other in the name of tradition. Alicia graduated from the film program in 1998 and has been working in the entertainment industry since 1999. Her crew consisted of a few other UCF Alumni including Ben Rock ('95) and Tim Johnson ('99). The film was shot on the new RED ONE camera.
Check out the film website at http://www.ritefilm.com/main.htm
Also check out the Sundance screening times for RITE at this link http://festival.sundance.org/2009/film_events/films/rite