- The non-profit group American Student Assistance released The Red, which captures the horror of student loan debt in a short film that is equal parts B-movie and public service announcement.
- In the short, which was directed by Borderline Films, anxiety over student loan debt takes over the life of a graduate named Kate who can't stay on top of her debt despite having a professional job.
- The film ultimately directs viewers to the ASA Web site, where borrowers can utilize an online loan management tool and internship searches, as well as enter a $10,000 sweepstakes.
From the article:
Ever get that tingly feeling that you’re being followed? Not by a turnip-wielding serial bludgeoner or an animated rocking horse—because those are just my own personal nightmares—but by the specter of your student-loan payments? Then The Red, a new short film released online last week, is for you. ...