By Bob Podurgiel
Scott Peters and Anthony Poremski, who both grew up in Ross, tapped into their memories of attending Catholic elementary school at St. Teresa of Avila in Perrysville to produce a winning entry in the Steeltown Film Factory screenwriting contest.
The young men won $5,000 to help make their short film "Escape from St. Quentin's," a light-hearted story about a 10-year-old boy attempting to escape Sunday Mass so he can play football with his friends against a group of kids from the local public school.
The Steeltown Film Factory awarded a total of $30,000 to the top three finishers in the contest at an event held May 12 at Carnegie Mellon University. CMU drama students read or mimed the scripts before a sold-out audience at the Purnell Center for the Arts.