Enjoy a viewing of the Arkansas made film, “Captain” by director Rob Reep. Fossil Hound Dog Films will show it’s newest release Saturday, August 1, 2015 at SAAC in the Callaway Theatre. This film is Southeast Arkansas produced with a number of actors and actresses from the El Dorado area. Benton Pittman of El Dorado plays the leading role of the film. LeBryant Crew, who was a finalist on American Idol, is also featured in this full-length feature film. Others from the area who have roles in the film are Charley Hankins, Bill Meyer, Lisa Ballard Williams, and Mike Oliver. Also in the film are Brent Miller and Katie Kuhn who have been seen performing on the SAAC stage in “The Wizard of Oz.”
The film is based on a true story and chronicles the saga of the Bradley family from Round Lick, Tennessee as they join the Tennessee Volunteers and eventually claim their land bounties in Arkansas. It is a story of patriotism, frontier hardships, and settlement west of the Mississippi River.
The film was written and produced by historian and director Rob Reep of Warren, Arkansas. Rob has produced a number of documentaries: The Saline, Timber, Singled Out, etc. This is his first full-length feature film.
“I spent a year researching for this film and six months writing and editing the screenplay. After holding casting calls, I worked for 11 months filming this story. Now that edits are complete, I am excited to share it with others,” says Reep. “The cast and crew of near 150 put their hearts and souls into this release.”
“For anyone who loves history, this film is sure to delight,” adds Reep. “The fact that it is about settlement in Arkansas really brings it close to home.”
6:30pm Meet and Greet the actors in the Gallery
7:00pm Viewing in the Callaway Theatre
Free and Open to the Public