Students at Brooke High School played host to the school's first movie premiere Friday. WTRF.com spoke with the students and the master mind behind the movie.
The high school was alive and buzzing with excitement for the first premiere that took place in front of classmates.
Let it Rip tells the story of Wheeler College of Albany, a school with a long history of failure and bad PR campaigns. The school was named after the inventor of toilet paper. The film follows Mumford Hatfield who was hired to film a new commercial for their failing enrollment rate.
Produced by Marshall Films, Let it Rip is an Office style mock-u-mentary film featuring students and teachers of Brooke High School with the help of theater teacher Nathan Marshall.
"It was a blast we had a great time and all the students here had a great time too," said Brooke High School junior Caleb Eisengwood. "Its going to be fun I think they're all excited for it and I think they're going to have a good time."
The idea of the movie came about when Marshall asked his students if they wanted to make a movie. After a resounding yes, they began filming in December at Bethany College.
The idea of the title came from working with Johnson Petal from Ohio Valley tonight who would always say "Let It Rip!"
After hours of editing, the movie was finally complete and even accepted into the West Virginia Film Makers Film Festival this weekend.
Students involved in the theater club found this as a great experience especially being a part of something this big in high school.
"I am really excited I have been waiting for this to come out and I hope everyone comes and watches it its great and I'm so excited to see the reaction from everyone," said senior Lindsey Willis.
Six-hundred students attended the premiere. Theater club students are excited and hopeful that the second night's turnout will be just as good.