MOVIE SET â€” Students from Bellmont Middle School had the opportunity Sunday to serve as â€śextrasâ€ť in a movie about bullying that was shot in part at BMS. Technicians worked to get the shots under the watchful eye of Director Ben Redar. The film is due to be released sometime this fall.
Photo by J Swygart
A Bellmont Middle School classroom was converted to a movie set Sunday as a team of Ball State University students used the local school — and more than two dozen fifth- and sixth-grade BMS students — to film segments of an independent film on bullying.
“The Blue,” according to director Ben Redar is a short film — 20-25 minutes in length — that addresses how a young boy and his father deal with the issue of bullying. It is expected to be released sometime in August.
The Ball State team, which included a crew of 17 BSU students and additional volunteers, arrived at Bellmont Middle School Saturday afternoon. A few scenes, featuring the principal actors in the film, were shot in the office of BMS Principal Scott Miller. Redar said the crew was “here all night” preparing for the classroom filming that took place most of the day Sunday.
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