Yarrow's Boy

In the Spotlight:Yarrow’s Boy

Fighting, action, and suspense, what more could you ask for?

On Wednesday July 10 was the Yarrow’s Boy movie premiere, which is a film full of fun, excitement, and a good message.

“This film, is all about overcoming fear and the punch line is, when the light is inside you, fear cannot touch you,” said Ian Makechnie, who plays the antagonist in the short film.

Writer and director Logan Bean of BYU-Idaho, said that this short 10 minute film is just a piece of a script that he has been working on for a cole of years.

“I’ve noticed over the years that I really like the kind of detail that you can put into a parable and a metaphor, so really that’s what Yarrow’s Boy is. It’s like a parable of a lot of things that we can kind of relate to in our own lives,” said Bean.

This film was shot in about 6 days over a period of two weeks. But that’s not all. That doesn’t include editing.

Bean says that every waking hour, he has been working on this film for the last 3 months. All parts of the movie were shot in various locations of Madison County and one of them being the sand dunes.

This film is a remake from a short one he made back in middle school.

The characters, Yarrow, Aideen, Damius, and the antagonist Eidolon is what makes this film powerful.

“He’s evil. He’s nothing but evil and I was trying to like, channel as much rage as I could. It sounds silly but I was trying to be as angry as possible and that’s hard to do,” said Makechnie.

And the movie did receive positive responses.

“Oh it was fabulous! I loved it. It was so fun to see everybody there and actually acting which was really cool and then to actually see everything come together like the special effects and the lighting and all of that. They did a terrific job,” said Julie Peterson, a communication major at BYU-Idaho.

In the end, Bean says that it was a lot of work and he couldn’t have done it without his crew that had 25 to 30 people. He hopes one day that he can produce a larger film.


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'In the Spotlight:Yarrow’s Boy' have 7 comments

  1. July 17, 2013 @ 12:01 am AJ Buruca

    Great job Andrea! I really felt like I saw the movie, even though I could not make it. Keep up your excellent work.


  2. July 17, 2013 @ 12:04 am Andrea Olson

    Thank you AJ! I appreciate it. That’s great to know.

    Also, their final short film piece will be released very soon on YouTube for everyone to watch.


  3. July 17, 2013 @ 10:53 am Daniel Ard

    Are you ready to experience Yarrow’s Boy!?
    The film is live and available to view for FREE! You can find it here in the goal section of our kickstarter page


  4. July 18, 2013 @ 10:12 pm Andrea Olson

    Thanks guys! This is awesome. Lot’s of positive reviews from people on your film!


  5. October 1, 2013 @ 7:31 pm Andrew Murdoch

    Nicely done, Andrea! This one was really well put together with a good source of interviews and b-roll.


  6. October 9, 2013 @ 10:53 pm Andrea Olson

    Thank you Andrew! I appreciate that.


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