Go Triad, the News & Record’s arts and entertainment magazine, reprinted a UNCG Now feature on alumnus David Ostergaard, fresh from the Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera.

Ostergaard, a 2002 theater graduate, starred in a short film by Asheville filmmakers that won the 2013 National Film Challenge. As a grand prize, the film, “Joint Effort”, was shown at Cannes.

Ostergaard runs Bright Star Touring Theatre in Asheville in addition to work in film and commercials. He was also named Best Actor at the Film Challenge, which requires that films are made within 72 hours.