Over the past year our current PR Chair, Colton Van Til, co-wrote, directed and co-produced an independent feature film on location in Washington State. Sophia Hoefle, our secretary, co-produced and assistant directed while actives Clark Zhu edited and Kate Dudek was the production designer.

Their story centers around Mia, who, in attempts to make it in a male-dominated sports journalism industry, begins to expose the dark underbelly of high school sports in her small hometown. Now, she must choose between her loyalties to her town and her career aspirations.

The film was written during 2017 and went into pre-production in early 2018. The crew flew up to Seattle after the last day of the spring semester and began filming on location in Aberdeen, WA on May 6th, they shot for 15 days. The project is currently in post-production and will be submitted to festivals in the coming weeks. Their trailer already has over 50,000 views on Facebook and numerous theaters in the Pacific Northwest are interested in screening the film.

 Director, Colton Van Til, sits behind monitor while one of our pledges, Zackary Rayner, pulls focus.

Director, Colton Van Til, sits behind monitor while one of our pledges, Zackary Rayner, pulls focus.

 Colton Van Til directs the camera on set of “Aberdeen” while fellow LMU student, Logan Williams operates the camera.

Colton Van Til directs the camera on set of “Aberdeen” while fellow LMU student, Logan Williams operates the camera.

 Producer, Sophia Hoefle, stands with Production Designer, Kate Dudek under the sign she designed for the local newspaper in the film.

Producer, Sophia Hoefle, stands with Production Designer, Kate Dudek under the sign she designed for the local newspaper in the film.

 Director Colton Van Til directs his cast and crew on a location in Seattle, WA.

Director Colton Van Til directs his cast and crew on a location in Seattle, WA.