SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – EU films, a student media group within Evangel’s Communication Department, will host the premiere of “Rose & Buji,” its latest production, on Friday, April 28. Showings are at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall, and admission is free to the public.
“Rose & Buji,” a comedic action murder mystery, follows the unlikely duo of Rose (David Farmer, EU ‘22), an ex-military private investigator, and Buji (Jachin Like, senior), an ex-con, as they work together to solve a murder. Through twists and turns, Rose and Buji must determine who they can trust and who committed the crime.
The film also features Kaylee Clay, junior, as Beth, Logan Crafton, senior, as Bailey, Summer Radershadt, senior, as Josy, and local actor Robert Montgomery as Snoot.
“The original idea for the film came about six months before we began production,” said Wyatt Long, senior and the film’s director. “The initial plot of a cop duo film snowballed from there and eventually refined itself into the fun murder mystery we have today.”
Long was assisted by writers MyAun Boyd, junior, and Kaylee Clay, junior. Clay also serves as the film’s editor. Additional production staff include producer Clara Butler, sophomore; director of photography Brady Rosenthal, senior; assistant director Kylie Butler, senior; audio supervisor Titus Smith, freshman; and assistant editor Hannah King, senior. 10 additional workshop students participated in the film’s production.
Each semester, students in the Communication Department’s Film Workshop course produce a 30-to-60-minute feature film and participate as staff, crew, and writers.
Films are supervised by Dr. Cameron Pace, executive producer and Communication Department chair. Films are premiered to the public at the end of each semester and archived on the Evangel Valor Media website for future viewing.
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.