WAYNE – A film with local ties will be showcased twice this week in downtown Wayne with a third showing taking place in Sioux City, Iowa.
“Ever Fallen” is an original film by professor of communication arts at Wayne State College, Dr. Michael White. Dr. White also teaches television and video production, electronic media while being the advisor for KWSC-TV.
The full-length feature film will premiere at the Majestic Theatre in Wayne on Tuesday, October 1 at 7 p.m. Red carpet photos are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with a questions & answer session to follow the premiere at 9 p.m. An after party is also scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
The second showing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 at 7 p.m. and a third in conjunction with the Sioux City Film Festival on Thursday, October 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Promenade Movie Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. Showings at The Majestic Theatre are free and open to the public.
The movie’s premise centers on the struggle for inclusion and relevance. Julie, a high school senior, is frustrated with the academic and social expectations of her socialite mother. Ari, a troubled punk girl, draws Julie into a world of music and counterculture escapism. Remy, a classical music prodigy who rejects the piano for the punk music scene, falls for Julie. Expectations and feelings collide as their lives spin dangerously out of control.
The film’s cast and crew include a mix of Wayne State College students, professional actors and local theatre actors.
WSC junior Shelby Hagerdon of Smithland, IA is cast as Julie; sophomore Alyssa Boyd of Papillion, NE serves as project colorist; senior Sean Dunn of Coleridge, NE is production assistant and WSC Alum Brendan Smyth of Sioux City, IA serves as assistant director. Cast members also include Nathan Taubert of Beaver Creek, MN along with Sioux City, Iowa natives Ryan Shearer, Leslie Werden, Gary Lewis and Tim Hess.
“Ever Fallen” is rated PG13 and runs about two hours. Seating at The Majestic is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.