A new locally shot short film is set to make it’s world debut next week at Marquee Cinema at the Highlands and beyond the film those involved say it’s been a way to cultivate the artistic ability of area youth and give them something constructive to do.
It all started when Ronald Scott Sr. was in the hospital and became friends with one the guys on the production crew.
“He (James Wodarcyk with the production company) came to see me in the hospital and he talked about, he wanted to do something with me on camera,” said Scott Sr.
This short film called “Need or Greed,” would soon become a family venture, involving Scott’s son Ronald Scott Jr., both of whom helped for the film.
“I write, from time to time, so I just wrote something small and handed it to him and he dug it and he was just like ‘You’ve got to write more,'” said Scott Jr.
The Scotts describe the film as a crime/drama with lots of suspense.
They didn’t want to give too much away, because you can come see the 35 minute film for yourself.
“There’s a reckoning where some decisions have to be made and that’s kind of where the film goes from there,” said Scott Jr.
Though this is their first time appearing together on film, they’re no strangers to performing arts.
“Both of us have worked on play at Towngate before and have been involved with Towngate for quite a while now,” said Scott Sr.
Everything about the film has been done locally, showcasing all local talent. From the writing, to the casting, to the cinematography. The film was shot by a local, award winning, production studio, Undependent Films of St. Clairsville.
“This is something that if you put your heart and mind into it, you can accomplish quite a bit as far as teaching others,” said Scott Sr.
The film will makes it’s world premier on Thursday September 29th at Marquee Cinema at the Highlands with three showings. One at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. and tickets cost just $5.
Copies of the DVD will also be available at the showings.