As part of the requirement to complete the Master in Fine Arts degree program in digital filmmaking at the University of Central Arkansas, a public screening was held November 15, 2016 for the premiere of Last Stop, the thesis short film by writer and director, Prentice Dupins, Sr. Last Stop is the story of a young African American male’s struggle to live. Having given up on life and his son, Benjamin seeks solace in the family cemetery as he gathers the courage to end his life. As he pours out his despair and a bottle of whiskey in tribute to fallen army buddies, Benjamin finds himself inexplicably transported back to 1860. Once fighting to die, he must now fight to survive the night as a runaway slave.
Argenta Pictures will be joining a venture with the T Rich Dream Believe Work Foundation to offer to students and mentors workshops on storytelling and filmmaking. Argenta will offer its services and expertise during a Pre-Production Workshop which will feature an audition clinic and an audition for film roles in the upcoming short film production of Silent Cry, an original story by the mentees and mentors of the T Rich Foundation. The film is the capstone project to all the various workshops on storytelling and filmmaking that the group has completed and those scheduled for September and October. The audition clinic will be under the direction of Mr. DeAndre Lewis, North Little Rock high school theatre Instructor and Ms. Char Dupins, theatre student at UA Little Rock.
Argenta is joining the partnership as it expands to include local production companies offering their resources together to help the youth and mentors of the T Rich Foundation to complete their first short film. During the Pre-Production workshop, these companies will share with the youth and mentors what goes on behind the camera to capture the experience on film. Those production companies include 1410 Media Group, LLC, Argenta Pictures, LLC, Medley Island Studios, and Dreamers Corner Media. We will also assist with the production shoot and post-production for the film. Shooting is scheduled for early October. The youth and mentors will then participate in a workshop on Post-Production. And with a little hard work and grace from God, they will premiere their first short film during the annual Fundraising Gala for the T Rich Foundation in November.
If you're a young person interested in auditioning, working on the crew, or becoming a mentee or mentor with the T Rich Foundation, visit www.trichfoundation.org for more information.
Click the Production Sheet button for a copy of the a production summary of the film.
The writers of Riley's Lesson received the audience choice award for their script pitch during the Kingdwood International Film Festival. Joshua Molden and Prentice Dupins won 2nd place in the script competition for their work on Riley's Lesson.
Last Stop won 1st place Narrative Short Film during the 2017 Kingdomwood International Film Festival! Thank you yet again cast, crew, and supporters. May your work begun over a year go continue to entertain, inspire, and challenge all that view it! I love you all! To God be the glory!
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