Apollo, The Short Film from Missouri State

Folks, a bit off topic but there is a soccer link. The trailer above is for a short film that was created by a a team of Missouri State students and some local independents. It’s a fantastic film that in the words of Professor Mark Biggs “is an incredible work of student film-making, a film that evokes ‘Blade Runner’ and whose Director of Photography has done a fantastic job”. The film was written and directed by Bryan Manning and his DP was Clayton Mason. Anyone who has spent any time at all at Lake Country Soccer knows Clay well and he’s also a Glendale Falcon, class of 2004 (with Chris Murphy, Wade Luethy among others).

His film is being shown tomorrow, Tuesday, June 17th at 7:30pm, at Springfield Little Theatre. It’s part of a fund raiser for the Film Program at MSU and a great opportunity to see a wonderful group of films. I’ll be there and I highly recommend you join me!

In cooperation with the Springfield Little Theatre, filmmakers from Missouri State University will showcase four short films including “…Or Not To Be,” “Nothing Rhymes with Orange,” “The Death of Alfred Bailey,” and “Apollo.” The filmmakers’ proceeds from the festival will benefit the Missouri State University’s Digital Film Production Scholarship Fund.

From outright comedy to drama to science fiction, each short highlights the multi-faceted cast & crew talents of the region. Three of the productions are based off award-winning scripts. “The Death of Alfred Bailey” placed in the Broadcast Educators Association (BEA) Media Arts Festival in Las Vegas earlier this year. “Nothing Rhymes with Orange” won for best screenplay at the Missouri Broadcast Educator’s annual competition. The science fiction drama “Apollo” received honorable mention. Portions of “Apollo” were shot at the Landers Theatre. All four productions were the result of student work in the Media, Journalism and Film department at Missouri State University.

A moderated Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the 2 hour screening. Tickets may be purchased at the Springfield Little Theatre Box Office, online at springfieldlittletheatre.org, or by calling (417) 869-1334.

Tickets: $8

FILM LINEUP:
-The Death of Alfred Bailey
-Nothing Rhymes with Orange
-…Or Not to Be
-Apollo

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