Short Film Created by Former DCC Students Accepted Into Cannes Film Festival

Short Film Created by Former DCC Students Accepted Into Cannes Film Festival

May 12, 2015 – “Let Me Go,” a short film created by four former Dutchess Community College students will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was directed by Matt Van Tine and written by his brother, Rich Van Tine. Jessica Gramuglia is the film’s music supervisor and Robbie Stubbs is the star.

The story focuses on the guilt and subsequent psychological trauma inflicted when a man kills his father in a car accident.

Matt and Rich Van Tine completed DCC’s Communications program and transferred to Hunter College in 2008. Gramuglia took the audio recording track in the Communications program and graduated in 2007 and Stubbs graduated from the Performing Arts program in 2008.

“My time spent at DCC was a defining time that solidified what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” said Matt Van Tine. “All of the production classes and amazing professors helped me realize my passion for directing. Not only is it a great college for learning and building a skill set, but the classmates you attend with become your lifelong friends and colleagues.”

“Let Me Go” will make its Cannes Film Festival premiere at the end of May.


Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a community college that has earned a reputation for providing an outstanding education at the lowest tuition in New York state. Its main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a satellite campus in Wappingers Falls. For more information visit

Author: Harlem Valley News