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Alum’s film qualified for Academy Award

August 19, 2011

Steve MazanNIU alum Steve Mazan’s self-funded independent documentary, “Dying to do Letterman,” has been chosen to qualify for an Academy Award.

Shot over the course of five years, the film follows the stand-up comedian’s quest to perform on “Late Show with David Letterman,” the long-running, late-night show on CBS.

Precipitated by a cancer diagnosis, Mazan’s journey owes its unique urgency to the fact that he might only have a few years to live.

Since its premiere several months ago, the film has garnered numerous awards as well as recognition from the prestigious documentary event, DocuWeeks, which has qualified the film for Oscar consideration.