Kentucky-Made Movie Set to Debut in Lexington
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 26, 2010)-- UNREQUITED, a psychological thriller filmed entirely in Kentucky, is scheduled to make its Kentucky debut on Tuesday, July 27 at Amstar Theatres at Brannon Crossing in Lexington.
UNREQUITED was directed by Jason Epperson who gained national attention as the first runner up of the nationally televised “On The Lot” film-making contest to discover the most talented new director in the world. Gill Holland served as executive producer and Jeff Day and Tom Lockridge were producers and screenwriters, all of whom are Kentuckians. The movie was filmed in the Lexington area. The Kentucky Film Office, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, assisted in providing locations for the film.
“Kentucky was the perfect place to film this movie,” said Day. “Our local connections and talent made it worthwhile to shoot and produce this movie in our home state. “
UNREQUITED tells the story of Ben Jacobs, played by Michael Welch, a troubled young man who, on his 18th birthday, must leave the group home for “troubled teens” where he has been living. After moving back in with his mother, Ben discovers that his girlfriend, Jessica Morgan, played by Sarah Habel, has moved on with her life and is now dating an older college guy. Desperate for love and unable to cope with losing Jessica, Ben’s troubled past catches up with him as he kidnaps her in an attempt to regain her affection. Spiraling out of control and on a very dangerous path, Ben must ultimately decide whether to let her go or hold on to the one person he loves, even if it means destroying them both in the process.
“UNREQUITED is proof that quality films can be shot and produced in Kentucky,” added M. Todd Cassidy, executive director of the Kentucky Film Office. “We are creating an atmosphere in Kentucky that will be conducive to many more motion pictures being filmed here in the Commonwealth in the years to come.”
While UNREQUITED is the latest film to have Kentucky roots, another is soon to follow. Secretariat, produced by Walt Disney Pictures and partially filmed in Kentucky, will debut October 8th.
The July 27th 9:15 p.m. screening of UNREQUITED is open to the public. Tickets are free and are available first come, first serve. To RSVP for the 9:15 p.m. showing, guests should e-mail: email@example.com. A movie trailer is available for viewing at www.UnrequitedMovie.com