CLARKSBURG, WV (WBOY) — A short film created entirely by West Virginia artists is hosting its premiere at The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia in August.
“Lilac Gulch: An Appalachian Fairy Tale” tells the story of a 12-year-old boy and his recently reimagined childhood friend as they run away in search the Appalachian countryside in search of a place where parents never die.
The Robinson Grand’s consulting program manager called it “an endearing love letter to West Virginia” and said it was filmed right in Harrison County.
The movie was created by Big Think Pictures, a production company owned and operated by West Virginia native Christopher Swann, who called it “a fairy tale for my son”. The company said it’s dedicated to “telling uniquely Appalachian stories for, by, and with the people shaped by these hills.”
Other shows coming to the Robinson Grand:
The movie’s world premiere will be held at The Robinson Grand on Friday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. and will include a question and answer session with the stars of the film, Jack Santee, Sean Marko and Lauren Swann as well as members of the creative team.
The event will be free to attend as part of First Fridays in Downtown Clarksburg. Doors to 444 W. Pike St. open at 6 p.m.