Radnor ReturnsGAMBIER, Ohio (April 20,2010) Actor Josh Radnor '96 returns to Kenyon to screen his new film Happythankyoumoreplease at the Kenyon Athletic Center theater on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Radnor will answer audience questions after the free screening of the relationships comedy he wrote and directed. He also stars in Happythankyoumoreplease, which won the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. Radnor is best known as the main character, Ted Mosby, in the CBS situation comedy How I Met Your Mother.
He is the guest of the Kenyon Film Society and the Kenyon Filmmakers, students whose work can be seen at www.youtube.com/user/KenyonFilmmakers.
Carl Kriss '10 of Winnetka, Illinois, is a member of the Filmmakers and worked as a production assistant on the New York City set of Happythankyoumoreplease last summer. The value of cooperation and sacrifice was among the lessons Kriss learned while working on the low-budget production.
The good chemistry of the cast and crew was evident. "The great attitude people had while making this film had a lot to do with Josh's strong leadership in his directorial debut," Kriss said. "The script for the film is really strong and the actors and crew seemed really invested in the project."
Before the screening on Saturday, Radnor will join a panel discussion on "Getting Started in the Entertainment Business" in the Hill Theater at 4:10 p.m. The panel also includes New York-based director Karen Kohlhaas, and actors Chad Goodridge, Susan Pourfar, and Ben Viccellio '98, who is also a visiting assistant professor of drama. Wendy MacLeod, James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence, will moderate the panel.