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Recent Grads Direct, Star and Write their First Feature Film

October 23, 2008

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Talented and funny Westphal alums Nick Gregorio, Eric Levy, Juan Cardarelli and Matthew Sanchez ignored immediate opportunities in corporate America, choosing instead to write, produce and star in their first full-length feature film, Happy Birthday Harris Malden. Nick, Eric, Juan and Mathew, now the principals of Sweaty Robot Productions, needed several years to find financing, locations and produce their original comedy, but now it's ready to be shown to the world. On October 23rd, the free Philadelphia premiere of Happy Birthday Harris Malden will be held in the Bossone Auditorium.

Happy Birthday Harris Malden, produced entirely in Philadelphia, is a charming comedy about a young man who breaks down when a personal secret is revealed to his friends and neighbors. Our Sweaty Robot alums handled the key creative and production roles for the film and they also play many of the starring roles. After the screening, the filmmakers will hold a Q&A. Happy Birthday Harris Malden has recently screened at the CineVegas Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival. For more information on the film and to view the trailer, click here, and to hear a National Public Radio review of the film, click here. To read more about Sweaty Robot, click here.


  • Happy Birthday Harris Malden Screening
  • Thursday, October 23, 7:30 PM
  • Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone, 3128 Market St.
  • Free and open to the public