University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

ARCHIVE: Cru Film Hosts Public Screenings of The Walk

April 13, 2012
Cru Films
Cru Films

Belton, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Cru Film program is hosting public screenings of its spring 2012 short film project, The Walk. The first screening will be held at Monday, April 16, at 12 p.m. in the Lord Conference Center in the Parker Academic Center. The second screening will be held Tuesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. in the Brindley Auditorium in the York Science Center. Each screening is free and open to the public.

The Cru Film program seeks to give UMHB students production experience and prepare them for work on film sets and productions. This process begins in the UMHB screenwriting course in which each student pens a short screenplay. UMHB faculty members select the script that will be produced. Once a film is produced, it is submitted to film competitions and festivals. DVD copies of previous Cru Films are available in the Townsend Memorial Library on the UMHB campus.

The Walk is about a young woman who has grown up with an absentee father. As her own wedding approaches, she discovers that while her earthly father may disappoint her, her heavenly father never will.

The cast includes: Susan Torres as Kenzie Thompson, Mary Anzalone as Sadie Thompson, Jasmine Knight as Hannah (Best Friend), Zane Guerrero as Mark, and Mira Fleschman as Kenzie Thompson as a child.

Chris Collins directed the film. Elisabeth Hauser oversaw the editing of the film. Sadie Meador was the assistant editor and designed the menus for The Walk’s DVD. Dr. Diane Howard served as the film’s co-producer and pre-production supervisor. Assistant professor Donna Teel co-produced the film and acted as its post-production supervisor. Dan Parsons was the director of photography. Stephen Webster was the camera operator, and Naomi Flores was the first assistant camera operator. Step Rowe was the production supervisor, acting coach, and continuity and script supervisor. Jared McClure composed the film’s score. Student Coley Taylor served as the sound supervisor. Rachel Jeske was the first assistant director. Amanda Flaherty was the second assistant director and props mistress. Austin McCormick has been the behind-the-scenes videographer and editor, and Elizabeth Hauser has been responsible for all behind-the-scenes photography. Luisa Morales operated the slate. Greg Todd was the key gaffer and boom operator. Zach Todd was the assistant boom operator. Chris Truitt was the grip and assistant boom operator. Keilani Middleton was base manager, craft services supervisor and head production assistant. Cassy Olvera-Nordness was the wardrobe mistress. Kelsey Broussard was responsible for everyone’s makeup and hair. Austin McCormick was her assistant and the wardrobe supervisor. Rene Doty was the wardrobe assistant. Sarah Tiller and Lindsey Holderby were craft services assistants. Zane Guerrero, Gregg Todd, Zach Todd and Chris Truitt served as set dressers. Maurice Collins, Shaniece Collins, Jasmine Knight, and Renee Doty were production assistants. 

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