Georgetown, KY – For a flavor of GC professor Ed Smith’s latest film project – the faith-based “unDeserved” – spend an enjoyable three minutes on this trailer. 

Meredith Cave

Main character “Tia” (Meredith Cave) has the most screen time, but Payhton Ellis, Ethan Smith and Amanda Williamson have some wonderful scenes in this sneak peek. Central Kentucky theatre patrons will also spot professional actor Joe Gatton of Lexington, one of the stars of Smith’s first feature-length film – “Surviving Guthrie” (2008).

Then, to help make sure that this movie gets a well-deserved world premiere in Hill Chapel in early May, Smith hopes alumni and friends will come forth with contributions to offset any of the following post production costs: 

1-2 days of additional footage (exteriors of the college) – $1,500
Audion Production and Design – $6,000
DVD Duplication – $1,700
Color Correction – $,2000
Initial Marketing – $1,000

Contributions of over $3,000 would be considered a “Producing Partner,” while contributions of $1,000-$3,000 would be considered an Associate Producer and would be appropriately credited in the movie.  Donations of any amount will receive screen credit.

“We’d like to have the premiere in Hill Chapel, with other “premieres” at area churches and movie theatres,” said Smith, chair of the College’s Theatre & Performance Studies department. “I’m very hopeful that ‘unDeserved’ will be a compelling story to people who are trying to figure out how to live their faith”

Although the school in this 40 to 50-minute film is a fictitious, small, liberal arts institution, Georgetown College is the perfect welcoming and loving place for Smith’s project. “I feel this film certainly fits in with our academic and spiritual mission,” Smith said a year ago before filming began. “It will help further show Who We Are.”

If you make out your financial contribution to “Georgetown College” and specify that the money goes toward the film project, that’s a Double WIN-ny. Not only will “unDeserved” hit the big screen and inspire, but also Chief Development Officer Roy Lowdenback can count your restricted gift as a contribution toward the College. Contact him at (502) 863-8044 or

Or, if you’d like to be involved in other in-kind ways, contact Dr. Smith at (502) 863-8042 or