Former Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student Bill Sebastian has directed, co-edited and produced QWERTY: The Movie, about an “introverted word-nerd” who finds love while competing to become the world’s second female National Scrabble Champion.
The movie — featuring Sebastian’s wife, Dana Pupkin, in the leading role — is playing in film festivals across the country and may be distributed on DVD and digital outlets later.
Sebastian has made movies since he attended college and worked as a film editor and actor. He was a student at TAMS from 1994 to 1996.
“I think the portion of me that excelled at math and science translated really well to the problems that present a filmmaker,” he says.