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Drawing a blankWaxahachie, Texas – February 16, 2015 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University's (SAGU) award-winning Communication Arts Department announced the release of its first ever feature-length film "Drawing A Blank" on March 23-24, 2015, at ShowBiz Cinemas on the SDX screen in Waxahachie, Texas
 
"Drawing A Blank" is the fourth major project by SAGU Cinema after releasing three short films since 2008. In this film, SAGU Cinema takes production to a whole new level by shooting the movie in 4k, four times higher quality than HD television, and increasing the duration from a short film to a feature length movie.

Theatre address is: 108 Broadhead Road, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Price said, “The entire process from script to screen took nearly 20 months. Making movies with professionalism and excellence takes time, and we have such a great story to tell. This movie is far beyond the scope of a simple class project.”
 
Price chose senior Chelsea Groomer’s screenplay out of 20 other scripts in one of his writing classes. The plot line follows the trail of two characters Candice Bruno and Jace Haden, who both wake up in a hospital with amnesia. With no memories to rely on, they team up on a whirlwind adventure in attempts to rediscover their pasts. Running into rival mafia families and escaping a frantic FBI unit, the two unlikely friends realize they're fighting the wrong enemy. Revealing clues not only lead them to a growing attraction for each other, but also expose them to a bigger threat. Side by side, they stumble upon the key that unlocks a corrupt scheme as well as their shaky memories.
 
The film’s budget was just $30,000 and included 57 speaking roles, 67 locations, over 300 costumes and nearly 30 days of principle photography during May 2014. 

Groomer and Ryan Wermich, the film’s director, both knew that the goal of producing a full length feature film with limited and a relatively inexperienced student crew would be a daunting task. But both say their degree’s course work and careful preparation gave them a fighting chance to do what seemed impossible. Groomer explained, “Considering the script was three times as long as our previous short films, Ryan and I knew this project would be a massive challenge. But a challenge our crew and cast were determined to make a reality."
 
SAGU Cinema set itself on the playing field with major film schools by purchasing the Sony F-55 cameraDeliver us from EvilThe Blacklist and Fox Sports News are productions filmed with the Sony F-55.
 
Director of Photography Jonathan Utley explains, “The power in this camera is its ability to capture color that even our eyes cannot see in a given frame. It has taken the look of our film to the next level. The quality is that of major Hollywood films and television shows. With this camera anything is possible.”
 
Price and his students have launched a mini-fundraising campaign via the Kickstarter.com service. The goal of $4,000 will help with critical post-production expenses such as theater rental, Blu-ray production and film festival entry fees.
 
If you are Interested in learning more or to making a pledge, click here. Incremental rewards are given to donors based on the amount pledged.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.
 

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