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EU Films to premiere “The Noble Escape”

Published on Apr 24, 2024 by Erin Hedlun

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – EU Films, a student media group within Evangel’s Communication Department, will host a premiere of “The Noble Escape,” its latest production, on Friday, April 26. Showings are at 6 and 8 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free.

“The Noble Escape,” a psychological thriller, follows the story of Noah Noble (Jachin Like, EU ’23) and Emma Noble (Sue Wiertzema), a married couple grieving the unexpected death of their child. Their marriage struggling, the two decide to go on a date at Close Call Escape Rooms after Emma receives an advertisement in the mail. Upon entering the room, however, dark secrets are revealed as clues are uncovered.

“I’m excited about ‘The Noble Escape’ because I know that we brought some new elements that EU Films has never had before,” said Sam Cochran, EU senior and the film’s director. “There is intense action, deep emotion, and lots of engaging visuals.”

Cochran, a previous cinematographer for EU Films, conceived the story idea for “The Noble Escape” with EU sophomore Natalie Hedgpeth. Hedgpeth, who serves as the film’s producer, cowrote the original screenplay with Jocelyn Squires, junior. Additional production staff included cinematographer Titus Smith, sophomore, and editor Jenelle Schmidly, senior.

EU Films

Each semester, students in EU’s 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.

Communication Studies at EU

Evangel’s Communication Department prepares students to pursue careers within various communication-related fields. Through the lens of hands-on application and real-world training, students study video, audio and film production, journalism, public relations, advertising, public speaking, and multimedia design with a focus on the innovative nature of this ever-evolving field.


About Evangel University

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:

  • #1 Best College in Springfield & #2 Best Christian College in Missouri by Niche
  • US News & World Report Best Colleges Top Performer in Social Mobility
  • Colleges of Distinction Best Christian University
  • Top 10 Best Universities by
  • Third Most Beautiful Campus in the Midwest by Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Top 10 Best Colleges in Missouri by

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