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NU grad’s film premieres Thursday

Nevada Union High School graduate Sean Michael Beyer will debut his romantic thriller film “Resurrection Mary,” at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Del Oro Theatre, 165 Mill St., in Grass Valley.

The premiere of the film which is available nationwide on DVD is also serving as a fundraiser for the Hospitality House homeless shelter.



A pre-show reception will be held with Beyer and main actor Kevin G. Schmidt at the Burch Hall Tasting Room at 108 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Event producer and fellow NU grad Amanda Rodgers put on Beyer’s first film premiere here several years ago for “Down the P.C.H.,” and he recontacted her when the new film was finished.




“We wanted to do it as a benefit,” Rodgers said. “Hospitality House is close to my heart and I like to help homeless people, local charities and my community overall.”

The film is based on an old Chicago legend and is about a young woman who gets a ride from a young man near a cemetery.

The man’s life begins to spin out of control after he takes her to the homecoming dance and his friends begin getting murdered.

The movie was released this week from Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment, Rodgers said. It stars Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland as the grandmother who helps Kevin G. Schmidt understand the mystery surrounding him.

“He played the chubby little boy in Cheaper By the Dozen I and II,” Beyer said from his home in Los Angeles. Schmidt has also appeared in a recurring on The Young and the Restless soap opera.

Director Beyer is following up his second feature film with Schmidt doing an online, five-minute comedy series called “Poor Paul.” It also stars another NU graduate, Zack Bennett, from the Class of 2006, Beyer said.

“We’ll shoot an episode of Poor Paul while we’re here,” Beyer said.

To find out more about the film Resurrection Mary, log on to the Web site http://www.ResurrectionMaryTheMovie.com. To watch a clip from the film or to order it, go to: http://www.myspace.com/resurrectionmarythemovie.

To contact Senior Staff Writer Dave Moller, e-mail dmoller@theunion.com or call 477-4237.


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