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The University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) Film & Media Arts Program within the Department of Music, Theatre, & Film, in an exciting partnership with Divine Legacy Conservatory, recently participated in the 72-Hour Comedy Film Festival. Their collaborative project, "Urban Haunt," takes audiences on a hilarious journey through an abandoned elementary school. Was it all a dream?

UAH Film & Media Arts and Divine Legacy Conservatory came together for this unique venture, blending comedy with the supernatural in a mere 72 hours. The result is "Urban Haunt," a horror-comedy short that showcases the creativity and diversity of talent within both institutions.

Set in the eerie halls of an abandoned elementary school, "Urban Haunt" introduces viewers to a new security guard who encounters some ghostly tenants with mischievous intentions. The film masterfully balances humor and suspense, offering a thrilling rollercoaster of emotions in just a short runtime.

While "Urban Haunt" didn't secure the top prize at the festival, the UAH Film & Media Arts Program and Divine Legacy Conservatory are immensely proud of their achievement. The project underscores the power of collaboration, celebrates diversity in the arts, and highlights the potential of emerging talent.

"We are excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Divine Legacy Conservatory on 'Urban Haunt.' This project is a testament to the dedication and innovation of our students and partners," said Dr. Joey Watson, UAH Assistant Professor of Theatre & Film. 

"Urban Haunt" is now available on YouTube, and the team encourages audiences to watch, enjoy, and share their work. To experience the chills and laughter of "Urban Haunt," please visit  YouTube.

In just 72 hours, the UAH Film & Media Arts Program and Divine Legacy Conservatory brought "Urban Haunt" to life, proving that passion, creativity, and teamwork are at the heart of exceptional filmmaking.

For more information on Film & Media Arts at UAH, please contact Dr. Joey Watson at

About UAH Film & Media Arts Program:

UAH Film & Media Arts is dedicated to nurturing creativity, storytelling, and innovation in film and media. It provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the dynamic world of media production, emphasizing collaboration, diversity, and hands-on experience.

About Divine Legacy Conservatory:

Divine Legacy Conservatory is a minority-owned acting conservatory committed to nurturing and developing acting talent. Focused on inclusion and empowerment, they provide aspiring actors with the training and opportunities required to excel in the entertainment industry.