During the 2019-2020 school year, the Lowes Elementary School Drama Team created a film. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, they were unable to show this feature as intended. However, thanks to the generosity of a local drive-in owner, that is all about to change.
The name of the film is A-School Heroes, and it will be shown on September 24th at 7:10 at the Calvert City Drive-In.
Cody Lane, a co-sponsor with Josh Thompson for the Lowes team, said it only was able to happen because of the determination of the kids. “The movie almost didn't happen,” said Lane. “We were in the middle of filming when Covid 19 started spreading. We filmed the last week in one day because we weren't sure if we would be in school. Turns out, school was cancelled shortly after the completion of filming. If we didn't rush filming, it wouldn't have been finished.” Lane said his students have been patiently waiting for the last several months to see their film.
“The kids were wonderful. They are such talented actors. They worked hard and gave their heart to this film. They all made their roles unique and memorable. They also worked on the set, costumes, and a behind the scenes documentary. I have been teaching a long time; this group is special,” said Lane.
Lane also shared that the film is about a group of students who basically attend a school for superheroes and unjustly get placed in alternative school. When a villain begins to brainwash others, it is up to those students to save their school. Lane said he wrote and directed the film, while Thompson filmed and edited it.
The film will be shown Thursday, September 24 at the Calvert City Drive-In at 7:10 p.m. The owner of the drive-in, John Harrington, is showing it free of charge, and there is no admission price.
Congratulations to the team and their sponsors on this impressive achievement, and thank you to the Calvert City Drive-In!
View the Film here!