UAPB Graduate Presents First Short Film

By Rachel Lloyd

There is much talent to be discovered on campus at UAPB. On Friday, November 30, students and local residents got an opportunity to see these talents on the big screen.

The Student Union Programming board presented “The Beholder,” a short film written and directed by Tenisha Allen.

Ms. Allen is a graduate of the university

“The Beholder,” starring Alexis M. Skinner and Kelsey Newman, explores self-acceptance, self-worth, and discrimination within the black community.

The film also stars UAPB students, faculty and alumni.

All footage from the film was shot at the Ramada Inn of Pine Bluff

Following the screening was a question and answer forum which allowed the audience to have their questions answered and get acquainted with the cast

A student asked Ms. Allen how she was able to establish a budget when producing the film and she responded by saying “There was no budget for the movie. A man named bobby Dandridge produced it.”

There were aspects of the film that evoked a lot of commentary from the audience.

Students were unafraid in giving their insight and many touched on discrimination within the black community.

Ms. Allen says she does not plan on making a part two of the film. However she is working on another film.