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“Yarrow’s Boy” film encourages hope

Courtesy Photo by Soapbox Agency -- “Yarrow’s Boy,” a short student film produced by members of Soapbox Agency, was directed by Logan Bean, a senior studying communication. Tim Wood, a senior studying communication played the role of Yarrow. The cast and crew spent approximately two weeks filming and editing Yarrow’s Boy, and even spent a 16-hour day filming one scene.

Courtesy Photo by Soapbox Agency — “Yarrow’s Boy,” a short student film produced by members of Soapbox Agency, was directed by Logan Bean, a senior studying communication. Tim Wood, a senior studying communication played the role of Yarrow. The cast and crew spent approximately two weeks filming and editing Yarrow’s Boy, and even spent a 16-hour day filming one scene.

Crowds gathered at Fat Cats Movie Theater July 10 to watch the premier of “Yarrow’s Boy,” a film directed by Logan Bean, a senior studying communication.
Bean said he was excited to see his movie on the big screen.
“It’s pretty cool. It’s a script I’ve been working on for a cole years,” Bean said.
Bean said he made an action film in middle school that inspired some of the scenes in “Yarrow’s Boy,” but the inspiration for the idea of the film came from ideas he had on his mission.
The film tells the story of a man named Yarrow — played by Tim Wood, a senior studying communication –  who is returning home from the war. He tells his young son, Damius, who is afraid of the dark during the night, that he can overcome fear if he is filled with hope.
“It’s a metaphor, a parable of things we experience in our lives. I like how much content and detail you can put into a parable. …  I’m hoping when people watch it they can actually say ‘hey that kind of represents something,’” Bean said.
Bean said he and his crew worked on the film throughout Spring Semester 2013. He said he spent every moment he could working on the project.
“It’s weird that it’s done,” Bean said. “I’m mostly excited for a response. I would like to see people respond. I’m curious to see what kind of conversations we get.”
Aaron Allsop, a senior studying communication and one of the film’s producers, said his job was to make sure things got done.
“I made sure we were on schedule. I organized the crew and I organized meetings. I worked with the other producers to make sure we had talent permits and location permits,” Allsop said.
Allsop said the crew decided to show the film at Fat Cats because of the sound quality the location offered, and because it has a quality screen that shows the true nature of how good high definition looks.
“When we were filming this, we filmed it with a cinema camera that shot in [high definition],” Allsop said.
Joseph Lindsay, a senior studying communication, was the director of photography for Yarrow’s Boy.
“I’m really excited about this. It’s cool to see something that students worked really hard on. It’s something we can look back on and say ‘we did this,’” Lindsay said.
The cast and crew participated in a Q-and-A session after the premiere.
Audience members were able to ask about the making of the film and the plans the crew has for the future.
Bean said he hopes to show the film in a film festival, and eventually make a feature-length film.
Julie Peterson, a senior studying communication, said she really enjoyed the film.
“It was fabulous. I loved it. It was so fun to see everybody there and actually acting. To actually see everything come together, like special effects and lighting was really fun. It did not look low budget,” Peterson said.
Peterson said she would enjoy seeing a sequel, especially if Tim Wood was in it.
A second showing of “Yarrow’s Boy” took place in the Jacob Spori Building July 13 at 8 p.m.

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