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PARKERSBURG — A student at West Virginia University in Parkersburg majoring in digital communications has received a paid internship at a local film production.

Thomas Hearn will be sound engineer and assistant sound engineer on “Precognito” written and produced by Brian Bennett of Marietta. Production will take place in Marietta and Parkersburg.

“Precognito” is an original story that places the viewer in a third-person perspective of young adults playing a mysterious game on a psychiatric ward that leads to many revelations throughout the film.

“I’m very proud of myself for getting the internship and I’m excited to see what I can accomplish,” said Hearn. “I’m still as ‘hungry’ or motivated as I was before applying for the job. I’m sure everything will settle during filming, or after, once I’ve finished production.

Hearn said he applied for his love of producing and needed to improve his resume for his future career in communications and media.

“I hope to gain professional work experience, primarily experience working on a team multimedia project like ‘Precognito'” he said. “I also want to network with other people who share the same interests as me.”

Hearn plans to complete his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication and Media Studies. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school to further his knowledge of communication and media.

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