News Release

Santa Ana College to Premiere The House that the Devil Built

​Santa Ana, Calif. – With Halloween just around the corner, Santa Ana College is getting into the holiday spirit by premiering The House that the Devil Built, a 45-minute horror film directed by Chris Cannon and written by Shane Jensen Black.

When a professional ghost hunting team with their own reality television show is contracted to explore a haunted theatre in a small, mid-western town their ghost hunting skills are pushed to the limit. Through their experiences ghost hunting and a series of interviews, the team discovers a dark and evil entity residing within the theatre…and it just might be more than they can handle.

Who: Chris Cannon and Shane Jensen Black

What: Premiere of The House that the Devil Built

When: Friday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.

Where: Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana, 92701

Tickets: $8 students, $10 general admission. Tickets purchases can be made at or

The premiere includes two short opening films, Un Festejo a la Familia and La Luz, and a question and answer session.

Produced by Eve Kikawa with music by Dominique Collins and cinematography by Jim Stevens, The House that the Devil Built stars Santa Ana College students: Lexi Ginn as Abby, Alvi Rahman as Kyle, Amanda Kay as Cameron, Alex Liu as Luke and Julian Chaves as Clark. Additional cast members include: Alexander Cortez (Harry Richmond), Emma V. Rivera (Amy Richmond), Amir Aftabi (Mister Missus), Leda Valencia (Maria), Nick Broome (Aaron), Veronikah de la Cruz (Willow), Raul Medina (Michael Mendoza), Charisma Carrillo (Sarah Mendoza), Aram Rahbari (Deputy), Veronica Campus (Abigal Ganso), Aaron Figueroa (Young Man), Naylea Castro (Young Woman), James Smith (Man in Hat), Megan Gallagher (Woman with Ponytail), Chris Arce (Priest), Jacobii Leal (Nervous Boy), Jessica Alcocer (Skeptical Woman), Andrew Flores (Quiet Man), Peter Lo (Reserved Man), Sophie Joan (Girlfriend), Jennifer A. Posadas (Police Officer 1), Donovan Nguyen (Police Officer 2), Manuel Hernandez (Police Officer 3), Edgar Avila (Police Officer 4) and Edgar Quinonez (Police Officer 5).

Cannon, chair of SAC’s Theatre Arts Department, and Black previously teamed up on the short films Boogey, Boy and Girl, Jesse’s All Right and Mortals, all produced in 2016.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503