MSUM Film Studies alumni Andrew Neill, Eric Carlson, and Marcus Mann will premiere their feature film debut Limpwings at the Fargo Theatre Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.
Neill directed, Carlson shot and edited, and Mann wrote the film. Limpwings is a comedy about a directionless college senior who suddenly acquires stigmata (bleeding from holes in his hands) and is contacted by an angel who claims God has chosen him to lead his people. This will be the first public screening of the finished film.
The idea for the film began around Christmas 2008. The three film students were good friends, and were working together on a web series at the time. Mann wrote the film in the spring of 2009, and filming began that summer. Unfortunately, filming had to be halted in the fall, and continued in the summer of 2010. Carlson has spent the last year editing the film.
A Question & Answer period will follow the screening. The filmmakers plan to submit the feature to a variety of film festivals across the country.
“I am really pumped for people to see it,” said Neill. “I think it’s going to be a real fun night.”