“The Road Not Traveled” is a short film produced and directed by my husband, Standifer Kilgore of Bad Prop Gun Productions. It was released for public screening on April 19, at the Carmike Majestic 12, 311 Broad Street.
The movie was filmed in its entirety in Whitwell. Written by Standifer and our daughter, Jade, it addresses one of the more serious consequences of bullying – suicide, or bullycide as it is often referred to by the media. As of this writing, 12 American teens have taken their own lives as a direct result of bullying in 2012.
All of the film crew and cast are students and faculty at Whitwell High School. The cast includes Kennedy Blair, Paiton Patterson, Katie Johnson, and Tanner Lee, starring Brooke Peacock and featuring Jade as Lilith.
The first screening was a part of the Broad Street Film Festival. The festival is an educational, regional, and original film festival that seeks to provide a venue for collegiate filmmakers in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area to show their work to their peers and to the community at large. A not-for-profit organization, the Broad Street Film Festival exists under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga with its own board of directors.
Jade won Best Actress for her role as Lilith at the Broad Street Film Festival’s Award Ceremony. The movie was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. It will next be shown in Marietta, GA on June 7, 2012 at Blank Stage, 585 Cobb Parkway South, and in Chattanooga on July 7, 2012 at Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Road. Showtime for both locations is 7 P.M. Eastern time.
This film is not copy written, but instead released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. You may view the movie in its entirety at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThNojPqRHfc&index=8&list=PL92009641CDC4AA8D