ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Randal Kleiser planned to get his start in filmmaking with something edgy and avant-garde. As a grad student at the University of Southern California’s film school in the early ’70s, he mapped out a sweeping portrayal of Western history in which Christopher Columbus morphs into an astronaut. But Kleiser couldn’t raise the $5,000 he needed to finish that movie. So instead he made ‘Peege,’ a 28-minute movie about his grandmother.