SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – EU Films, a student media group within the Evangel Communication Department, will host the premiere of “Lady Luck,” its latest production, on Thursday, December 8. Showings are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall, and admission is free to the public. In addition to the 60-minute feature film, other student-produced short films will be shown.
The film, a thriller, follows Athena (Kaylee Clay), a research analyst who discovers a theorem that can predict chance numbers. After her boss rejects the theorem, Athena seeks to prove its effectiveness by using it to win blackjack games in the seedy world of underground gambling. However, her life soon begins to spin out of control.
“Lady Luck” also features local actors Nathan Irwin as Jamie, Athena’s boyfriend, and Asa Leininger as Seth, Athena’s questionable guide into gambling. The story is an original idea from Allyson Symntek, senior, and Kaylee Clay, junior.
“Lady Luck” was directed by Jacob Harris, senior and previous EU Films editor. Harris was assisted by producer Wyatt Long, senior; director of photography Samuel Cochran, junior; and editor Brady Rosenthal, senior.
Additional production staff included assistant director Titus Smith, freshman, and assistant editor Raelin Lakatos, junior.
“It’s been a huge blessing to work with such a talented cast and crew,” Harris said. “I hope our audience will be able to see the passion we have all put into creating this film.”
Each semester, students in the Communication Department’s film workshop course produce a 30- to 60-minute feature film. Students participate as staff, crew, and writers.
Films are supervised by Dr. Cameron Pace, executive producer and Communication Department chair.
Evangel’s Communication Department prepares students to pursue careers within various communication-related fields. Students study video, audio and film production, journalism, public relations, advertising, public speaking, multimedia design, and much more – all applied through methods of electronic media, print, and oral communication.
Evangel University, with its embedded Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Spirit-led Christian university located in Springfield, Missouri. It is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Under the leadership of Dr. Mike Rakes, EU is committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally and becoming compassionate innovators in their chosen vocations. EU offers more than 70 degree programs, including cutting-edge majors, pre-professional programs, and affordable and flexible online degree options.
EU is highly regarded and has been ranked:
- US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
- Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
- Top 10 Best Universities by AcademicInfluence.com
- Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
- Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by BestColleges.com
With additional accreditations in business, counseling, music, social work, and theology and certification as an Excellence in Giving university, EU is focused on providing students with hands-on experience and real-world training for today’s professional careers. Learn more about the university at evangel.edu.