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Evangel University Films to release psychological drama “Second Sight” on Dec. 14

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by Jennifer Hall

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — EU Films will premiere the psychological, sci-fi drama, “Second Sight,” on Friday, Dec. 14, in the Barnett Recital Hall, with showings at 5:30 and 7:45 p.m.

Admission for students is $1 and general admission is $2.  All tickets will be sold at the door.

The film portrays the story of Aaron Hawkins, an orderly at a facility for the mentally ill, who takes drastic measures to regain control of his life.  He discovers a life-changing book and begins affecting the lives of those around him in dangerous ways.

The film stars the following Evangel students:

  • Freshman Heather Beyer, music education major from Forsyth, Mo., plays Claire.
  • Freshman Kyle Dignan, biology and government double major from Darien, Ill., plays Aaron Hawkins.
  • Freshman Rajeev Wickramaratne, film major from Colombo, Sri Lanka, plays Ralph.

Also starring are local actors:

  • Jeremy Denief, age 24, plays Kurt.
  • George Purdy, age 57, plays the bookstore clerk.
  • Jackie Worth, age 48, plays Lucille Hawkins.
  • Richard Worth, age 51, plays Kelly.

“The student staff we have working on this film are very talented and experienced, even as young filmmakers,” said Dr. Cameron Pace, faculty adviser for EU films and communication department chair. “I have every confidence that this will be a quality film the audience will enjoy.”

EU Films staff members include the following:

  • Sophomore Jonathan May, producer, film major from Bigfork, Mont.
  • Junior Elijah Austin, director, film major from Hazel, S.D.
  • Junior Chloe Lester, editor, film major from Bee Branch, Ark.
  • Junior Jonathan Jones, director of photography, film major from Mt. Holly Springs, Pa.
  • Senior Jonathan Jarosinski, sound design, digital arts major from Pulaski, Wis.

This film is based on an idea by junior Jonathan Jones. The screenplay was written by senior Caleb Campbell and junior Chloe Lester.

Prior to the feature presentation, short films recently produced by Evangel students will be shown.

About EU Films

EU Films is a student media organization located in the communication department at Evangel University. Each semester, the film workshop produces a feature film of 40 to 60 minutes in length.

“My goal is that the students in film workshop are challenged with something that has not yet been accomplished,” Pace said.

Students at Evangel participate as staff, crew and writers for films produced. After being shown on campus at the end of each semester, Evangel’s films are uploaded to for public viewing at a later date.

Evangel’s cable station, ECTV, also airs the films approximately three to four months after their first public showing.

For additional information, contact Dr. Cameron Pace at 417-865-2815, ext. 8411.

Evangel University is a private, Christian university of arts, sciences and professions. With an enrollment of more than 2,000 students from all 50 states and abroad, Evangel offers more than 100 undergraduate academic programs and nine master’s programs.