Local filmmakers host premiere at North Park Theater

by: Aidan Joly, Judy Moore

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BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Buffalo’s historic North Park Theater was the scene of a movie premiere Friday night.

The official red carpet release of the movie “Givers of Death” took place at the North Buffalo landmark. It’s an apocalyptic thriller written and directed by Buffalo’s Addison Henderson. Several Villa Maria students participated in the project.

It’s helpful for Villa Maria students to know that anything is possible, everyone knows that,” said Rachel Henderson, the film’s co-producer.

Villa Maria has partnered with Buffalo FilmWorks on certificate programs that provide training for entry-level film and television jobs at their Babcock Street studios. This includes bootcamp offers to become a production assistant as well as in electrical. They also want to help develop a pipeline of Buffalo talent working in the film and entertainment industries, especially among underrepresented groups.

The film will shoot next week.

Aidan Joly joined the News 4 team in 2022. He graduated from Canisius College. You can see more of his work here.

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