Posted on Dec 22, 2005

Union is, once again, in the cinematic spotlight.

The campus is featured in an independent film, “The Skeptic,” a supernatural thriller written and directed by area filmmaker Tennyson Bardwell and produced by his wife, Mary-Beth Taylor.

The movie “The Skeptic” filmed in Union College's RCC.


It stars Tim Daly, Bruce Altman, Edward Herrmann, Robert Prosky, Tom Arnold, Aida Turturro and Zoe Saldana – and Communications' very own Caroline Boardman, who has a walk-on in a classroom scene shot in the Reamer Campus Center.

“Movie-making is a fascinating process, more so, even than communications,” quips Boardman, communications specialist since 2004.

The film featuers a lawyer, played by Daly, who inherits a house, which leads to a variety of unsettling flashbacks, memories and spectral experiences. Most of the scenes were shot in and around Saratoga Springs over an eight-week period at the end of the year. Its producers hope to submit “The Skeptic” to the January 2007 Sundance film festival.  

Union College has appeared in film before, most notably in the 1973 hit, “The Way We Were,” featuring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.