Wayne State College

Red Carpet Event to Feature Student and Faculty Films

Published Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Featuring films by students in WSC's electronic media and film programs, as well as films created by Dr. Mike White.

Michael WhiteThe Wayne State College electronic media and film programs host a red carpet film event Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Majestic Theatre in Wayne, Neb. The event features two new student films, a student film encore, and a faculty film encore. This event is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session follows each film.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. with an encore presentation of "Connor & Annie." This film was written and directed by Blake Bodlak of Ponca, Neb., and produced by Blake Bodlak and Mark Albers of Waukee, Iowa. "Connor & Annie" follows two estranged friends as they grapple with their differences and regain their friendship in a single night.

Hot Attic Film School premieres start with "The Adventures of Mara Jade: A Star Wars Fan Film" at 7:30 p.m. and "The Red String of Fate" at 8 p.m. "The Adventures of Mara Jade: A Star Wars Fan Film" was written by WSC alum Shelby Hagerdon of Sioux Falls, S.D., produced by Ally Boyd of Papillion, Neb., and directed by Albers and Hagerdon. This film follows Luke Skywalker’s wife as she discovers a bounty hunter searching for a force-sensitive child who is being protected by the Jedi.

"The Red String of Fate" was written by Griffin Presnell of Lincoln, Neb., produced by Nathan Reiland-Smith of Sioux Falls, S.D., and directed by Ally Boyd and Griffin Presnell. The storyline is based on the Japanese legend of the red string. When a boy discovers he is tethered to a girl by fate, he struggles with his feelings and ridicule by his schoolmates.

An 8:30 p.m. encore presentation of "A Day With Lily," produced by Dr. Michael White, assistant professor of communication arts, and Hagerdon, concludes the evening. White also wrote and directed the film. "A Day With Lily" portrays a young career woman who confronts her history as an abused child when she must care for a 5-year-old child. The film won Best Screenplay and the Award of Achievement for Best Actress at the 2021 Iowa Motion Picture Awards.

For more information, contact White at 402-375-7595.