Regent Alum's Work Plays In Times Square
| March 3, 2014
Chris Free's work in Times Square
Regent University School of Communication & the Arts (SCA) alumnus and current adjunct Christopher Free ('11) has seen his work on hundreds of screens before. From the editing room monitors to televisions, the Telly Award-winning filmmaker is no stranger to premieres.
But his latest work has found its biggest stage yet on the jumbotrons of New York City's Times Square.
The 30-second commercial that Free edited currently airs on the NASDAQ signage and in Grand Central Station intermittently from March 1-15, and with a dedicated block from 3:45-4:15pm on the NASDAQ towers and the Reuters building.
Free's work showcases support for the organization Fight Colorectal Cancer from Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow. The commercial encourages individuals to get screened for the disease and requests support to help in the fight.
"It's an honor to have the work showcased," Free said. "Drew Lewis, who is in the commercial, lost his life to colorectal cancer and I'm sure he would want his legacy to serve as a very loud reminder that this type of cancer is highly preventable and highly treatable—I hope this honors his legacy."
According to Cancer.gov, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States and it's recommended that men and women of average risk for the disease should get screened starting at age 50.
Free has had his work featured on MTV, Forbes and The Washington Post. In addition to his adjunct teaching, Free works as a producer for the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
Watch Free's commercial on the jumbotrons through one of the live streaming webcams:
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