Alum Charlie Vaughn's 'First Period': A Nod to the 1980s

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
WBOC-TV (DELMARVA, DELAWARE) -- Charlie Vaughn was born March 12, 1977, close to Disneyland as he says. The family friendly and fairy tale, amusement park would not be an indication of the future filmmaker's sensibilities. He left the Disneyland area at the age of 18 and bounced around a bit before landing in upstate California and graduating from San Francisco State University. He returned to Los Angeles and started making or getting involved with independent and micro-budget films. Dudley Beene brought the script to Vaughn and asked him to direct it. That script would become “First Period,” the feature set to be released on DVD on April 21. It’s a film that pays homage to works of John Waters, post “Hairspray” (1988), as well as to John Hughes and films from the 1980s.