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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 16-18, 2016

Lovestruck! The Musical

Narrative Feature, 2015, 53 minutes, English, U.S., Not rated
Student Project (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT)

Note: Lovestruck! The Musical will be preceded by a short romantic comedy, The Elevator. Together the two films will run about 68 minutes.

About the Film

A musical that follows Noah, a boy with a song in his heart and dreams to share messages of love with the vile Knawkemoutville, a city obsessed with violence and boxing

Great Lakes connection:

None, but we love a story of bringing a theatre back to life! And you will too!

Cast & Crew:

Directors: Gary Groth
Writers: Lauren Laws
Key Cast: Jacob Swain, Carolyn Keller, Andy Fernuik, Wes Wright
Producers: Lauren Laws, Gary Groth
Director of Photography: Willem Kampenhout
Dance Choreographer: Kimberly Mullen Johnson

Director’s Bio:

With a lifelong reverence for the art of storytelling, Gary Groth graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Media Arts Studies with an emphasis on directing and cinematography.

While at BYU, Gary directed several short films. "Lovestruck! The Musical" marks new territory for both Gary and the university as it is a feature-length musical. Applying the film theories studied in school, while pulling from examples of musicals from contemporary back to the 1950's, he and his team sought to make "Lovestruck! The Musical" a film that employs structures and cues of the traditional musical genre, while still maintaining a unique flavor.

Gary married his sweetheart and filmmaking partner, April, in 2013. They are planning to move to Los Angeles in August 2015 to tell stories together.

The Elevator

Film: The Elevator

Director: Roberto Espinosa

United States, 2014, Narrative, 15 min, English, Student Project (College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois)

A man who lives in an elevator attempts to ask the girl of his dreams out on a date. (The director is from Des Plaines, in the Great Lakes State of Illinois.)

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Saturday, September 12, 8pm
Soo Theatre

Not rated
Narrative Feature
53 minutes
Country of Origin: U.S.

Student Project (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT)

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