Bergen Alum Returns to Premiere Film

PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College alumnus and independent filmmaker Jamie Insalaco has chosen his alma mater to host the world premiere of his first feature, “Will Reading.” The event, sponsored by Bergenstages and the College’s Alumni Association, will take place Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at the College’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road. Admission is free, but tickets can be reserved at or by calling (201) 447-7428. A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker and actors will follow the screening.

Since graduating from Bergen in 2004 with an associate in science, Insalaco, of Bogota, has tackled numerous artistic projects including establishing a well-known blog ( and producing video shorts. Will Reading represents his first feature film, which he also wrote, produced and edited. After debuting at Bergen, Will Reading will appear at various festivals before its home media and Netflix release next year.

An 81-minute comedy, Will Reading follows Wendy, played by Katie Weigl, of Montclair, who prepares to announce an addendum to her deceased husband’s (Will) will. The revelation may change everything for the family and friends he left behind.

Bergen alumni Dan Conrad (‘06), of Leonia; Greg Vorub (’01), of Paramus; and Marc Seidenstein (‘02), of Manhattan, also appear in the film.

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Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls 15,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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