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The Gracie Theatre to Host a Preview Screening of “The Tale of the Three Brothers”

Published on: May 2, 2014

BANGOR, MAINE - The Gracie Theatre at Husson University will host the preview screening of a 22-minute, student-produced motion picture production of “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” Adapted from a story by J.K. Rowling with permission from Warner Brothers, this story was featured in the seventh and final Harry Potter novel, (The Deathly Hallows), and later released in a series of short stories entitled, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard.” A special 12–15 minute behind-the-scenes feature will follow the film.

“We are so proud of our students. Writing, producing, directing, editing, animation and special effects – they were responsible for everything necessary to take this film from initial concept to finished product,” said Thomas Johnston, president of Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom). 

“The results are MAGNIFICENT,” continued Johnston. “The outstanding creativity and production values inherent in this student project are a testament to the quality of media education available to aspiring film and television professionals through the New England School of Communications.”

This is not the first time NESCom has shared an outstanding student production with the public. In 2011-2012, the students of NESCom completed an adaption of Stephen King’s “The Last Rung on the Ladder”, which went on to win “Best Film in Maine” at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival.

The short-film adaptation of “The Tale of the Three Brothers” was filmed in various Maine locations during the fall 2013 semester with post-production and editing completed in the spring of 2014. Please note that due to the dark subject matter, this presentation may not be suitable for younger audiences.

Admission is free and open to the public. The Gracie will be observing festival seating for this presentation with those who arrive first, getting to choose their seats first. The doors open at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

To see a trailer associated with the upcoming preview screening, visit The trailer has already received over 80,000 views since it was posted on April 4th.

The New England School of Communications (NESCom) at Husson University, located in Bangor, Maine, offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Entertainment Production and in Media Studies. Within these degrees, students may choose from concentrations in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, Web Media, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting, Entertainment Production, and Sports Journalism. The New England School of Communications specializes in communications, providing students with a hands-on experience that gives them the education and skills needed for today's job market.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in South Portland, Wells and Presque Isle provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies, science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit

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