WEST ORANGE, NJ --A new documentary short about Thomas Edison, his inventions, his life, and his workshops will be unveiled on June 22 at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park. Admission is free.
 
“The Wizard of West Orange” was produced and directed by Jane Steuerwald and Joel Katz, professors in the Media Arts Department of NJ City University, in Jersey City, NJ, and voiced by NJCU Professor Karen Morgan.  Media Arts Department production majors participated as writers, animators, cinematographers, sound designers, and editors on this ambitious team project.
 
 
The documentary is part of an on-going collaboration between Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey City University, and the Thomas Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization operating in association with NJCU’s Department of Media Arts. The Consortium is also the parent organization of the Black Maria Film Festival and the NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival.
 
The showing at 5:30 p.m. will include light refreshments provided by Friends of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, who are volunteers who work to preserve and enhance the heritage of Thomas Edison and his legacy.