Latest Student Film Airs Nationally
SAGU students are hitting the airwaves again after producing their second short film project in two years. The 13-minute film Last Hope will broadcast on national television on the NRB network (DirecTV ch. 378) on February 13th. The 30-minute time slot will include the 13-minute film, behind the scenes interviews, a blooper reel and several spots promoting SAGU and Southwestern Cinema (the student film organization).
Last Hope presents a powerful metaphor on the sanctity of human life and presents a sobering message about the potential effects of aborting an unborn baby. Student director and screenwriter Jeremy Brown is himself an abortion survivor. His personal story provided the impetus for writing the script.
Jeremy’s diabetic mother was given misguided nutritional information by her doctor, whom she later found out was an abortionist. According to Brown’s current doctor, it’s a miracle Jeremy survived. Jeremy’s story is captured in the special features of the DVD.
“Our hope and prayer is that this film will impact the minds and hearts of young women contemplating abortion and steer them toward choosing life for their child,” said Communication Arts faculty member Rob Price, who served as the film’s executive producer.
Price and fellow faculty member Dr. Skip Redd will be taking a team of students to Nashville in late February to the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) conference, where they will be shopping the film project to other networks and TV stations, both nationally and around world.
An Australian TV network is already interested in showing Last Hope. “We are continually amazed at the favor of God upon our projects. I think it’s because people are innately hungry for truly positive messages that appeal to making life work like it’s supposed to,” Price said. “Here at Southwestern, we simply believe those messages need to be communicated to the culture with a strong yet creative expression of Biblical values.”