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DePaul alumnus, faculty create film featured at Tribeca Festival

Namir Smallwood stars as Dr. James Hayman in the psychological horror film "Rounding", which is premiering at the Tribeca Festival. (Image courtesy of Alex Thompson)

"Rounding," a film written and directed by DePaul MFA alumnus Alex Thompson, is featured at this year's Tribeca Festival. James Choi, an instructor in the School of Cinematic Arts and award-winning filmmaker, produced the film.

"What's cool about this project is that four recent undergraduates and graduates also worked on the film and are credited producers — Julianna Imel, Leah Gaydos, Gianna Capra and Liv Krusinski," Choi notes. "There also were numerous other DePaul students who served on the crew during production to earn experiential credit."

A psychological horror film, "Rounding" follows Dr. James Hayman, who is transferring to a rural hospital for the second year of his residency for a fresh start, after treating a patient near the end of her life. Having trouble connecting with patients, Haman's superior urges him to be more personable and take a “Bedside Technique” class. When he becomes consumed with the case of a young asthma patient, demons from Hayman's past begin haunting him and his reality starts to unravel.

"Rounding" is available for watching online through the Tribeca Festival website.

The Tribeca Festival is an annual event that showcases a diverse selection of film, episodic, talks, music, games, art and immersive programming.