By Kelsey Butler ’13 ‘14
Published Wednesday, July 17, 2014
Jason Bergenfeld '02 who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and broadcasting has gone Hollywood on us. The native Californian knew from a very young age that he was going to end up in the entertainment business. His go-getter attitude is what makes him one of the best in the business. He strives at taking the smallest of ideas and turning them into a film or television show.
On Jason’s agenda is currently a film called “Sara Sweetcheeks,” which is in pre-production. However, his latest work was the film “Horror Filmed,” which he produced about two students writing their graduate thesis to prove paranormal existence.
“Horror Filmed” was filmed in Kansas City at a haunted house – The Chambers of Poe – that has been notorious for paranormal activity. Workers have reported paranormal incidents including, soda cans spinning on their own and a manager being pushed down the stairs when no one was around. There have even been mysterious deaths, including that of the owner who died in a bizarre elevator accident in 2005. I grew up in Kansas City and went to this haunted house every Halloween season; however, I never knew the place was actually haunted.
Jason’s production of the film was eerie, with a “Paranormal Activity” feel to it. If you are into scary movies, then you’ll have to check out “Horror Filmed.” Something wanted these students to believe in paranormal activity.