Clarkson professor's 'Non-Traditional' movie to receive wide distribution
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:08 am

POTSDAM -- A feature-length film, “Nontraditional,” written and directed by Clarkson University assistant professor Brian Hauser, will receive distribution through DOD (Department of Defense) News, formerly the Pentagon Channel as part of its series, “The Best of the G.I. Film Festival.”

The film was an official selection of three film festivals in 2014. It was an official selection of the Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival (Apr. 3-13) in Muskogee, OK, where the festival jury nominated it in the categories of Best Feature Drama, Best Actress in a Feature (Kat Evans), and Best Actor in a Feature (Nnamdi Ubozoh).

“Nontraditional” was also an official selection of the inaugural Catskill Mountains Film Festival(May 2-4) in Delhi, N.Y. Finally, the film screened as part of the NewFilmmakers New York 2014 Spring Series (May 27) at the Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan.

The film was produced by Clarkson assistant professor of political science Christina Xydias. Hauser is a professor in the film department.

In addition, the filmmakers have partnered with Tugg, Inc. to provide non-theatrical distribution for the movie to college campuses, veterans organizations, and beyond.

Nontraditional is a feature-length drama focusing on the transition of a 26-year-old female combat veteran (Kat Evans playing Erika Byrd) from the Army into her freshman year of college. Byrd struggles to adjust to her new life, and the temptation to return to the structure of the military is strong.

Learn more about “Nontraditional,” including information about upcoming screenings, by visiting the film's website http://www.nontraditionalthemovie.com.