Chris “Romanski” Romano '00, Emerson Overseer Michael Mara '81 with his nephew Eric Falconer '01, and Amy Grill, director of student and alumni engagement for Emerson Los Angeles after a discussion event there in March. (Photo by Dan O'Brien)
The Emerson alumni behind the former Spike TV show Blue Mountain State are trying to turn the cult comedy into a movie.
Creators Eric Falconer ’01 and Chris “Romanski” Romano ’00, who recently visited Emerson College Los Angeles to talk about the comedy television business, said they were disappointed when the cable network canceled the show in 2012 after a three-season run.
“College is supposed to be four years,” Falconer wrote on the Kickstarter website. “We needed four seasons to complete the show. Since the day of our cancellation, we’ve been trying to figure out a way to make a BMS movie.”
Blue Mountain State is about a fictional university and its football team, poking fun at stereotypical aspects of American university life, including sports, hazing, sex, and partying.
Romano, a Nashua, New Hampshire, native, was a character on the show, playing the mascot. Romano and Falconer, who is originally from Watertown, Massachusetts, also worked as co-executive producers for How I Met Your Mother from 2012 to 2013.
The pair launched a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to fund their potential Blue Mountain State film.