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EU Films presents “Veins of Gold” on Dec. 9

Published on Nov 29, 2016 by Evangel University News

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — EU Films will premiere the adventure film Veins of Gold on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at 6 and 8 p.m., in Evangel University’s Barnett Fine Arts Auditorium.

The showings are open to the public. Tickets will be $1 for students and $2 general admission at the door. Barnett is located just south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave.

Veins of Gold is an adventure into the treasure hunting genre.

2016-12.09 EU Films VOG poster
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The story follows a college graduate named Josiah, whose life launches into an incredible journey after his grandpa Si passes away, leaving him to team up with his friend Sophie on an unbelievable trail to follow.

Veins of Gold presents Jayce McQueen, freshman, as the lead male character Josiah, and Ashlyn State, freshman, as the main female lead Sophie.

Springfield area actors playing key characters are Jerry Cain as Josiah’s Grandpa Si, and Robert Montgomery as Sophie’s grandpa. Actors from around the Ozarks participate in Evangel films on a regular basis.

EU Films is a student media organization located in the Communication Department at Evangel University.

Milestone production

This is the 10th anniversary of Film Workshop feature productions. Between the 6 and 8 p.m. showings, there will be a short ceremony with cake to celebrate 10 years of student film production at Evangel.

Veins of Gold is Evangel’s 21st feature-length film. According to Dr. Cameron Pace, chair of the Department of Communication at Evangel, “features” are considered anything more than 40 minutes by most film festivals.

“Each semester, the Film Workshop, a course connected with EU Films, produces a feature film of 45 to 60 minutes in length,” said Dr. Pace. “Approximately 10 to 20 Evangel students are involved each semester with the making of the films, serving as staff, crew and writers.”

In his role as executive producer, Dr. Pace supervises the film production.

Real world experience

EU Film productions are photographed using professional HD digital film-style cameras. Visuals are edited using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Speedgrade software.

Veins of Gold was directed by Noah Giamei and produced by Robert Kelley, both senior film majors at Evangel.

The director of photography was Josh Kingham, and the film was edited by Matt Entsminger, both senior film and broadcasting double-majors.

Supporting actors include, Alexandra Minor, Kathleen Thompson, Stephen Hall, Brock Wilson, Nina Hrabal, Joshua Shearer, Jay Cathro and Kylie Wheeler.

The story was developed during the spring semester, and casting was completed in September. Principal photography began in late September and continued through Thanksgiving.

Films produced at Evangel are shown at the end of each semester, and then uploaded to the website for public viewing at a later date.

Evangel’s cable station, EUTV, also airs the films approximately three to four months after the public viewing.

For more information, contact Dr. Cameron Pace at