Visitors to campus this spring likely have seen filming scenes like this.

Get thee to the chapel on time Saturday (or well before) because there’s lots of buzz about the premiere of “unDeserved,” including film-maker Ed Smith’s radio interview Wednesday morning on WVLK-590’s “Jack Pattie Show.” Look for a Nancy Royden story in Thursday’s Georgetown News-Graphic and a preview by Lexington Herald-Leader Culture Reporter Rich Copley in Friday’s Weekender section. And, please take an enjoyable 2 1/2 minutes to view this trailer. Below is a repeat of our most recent web advance.

Georgetown, KY – Oh, ye Georgetown faithful, you deserve another great film starring GC students – and Theatre & Film Department professor and chairman Ed Smith is about to deliver. “unDeserved,” the under-an-hour faith-based movie he has been filming on campus much of the school year, will have a premiere showing at 7 p.m., May 12 – the Saturday before graduation – in John L. Hill Chapel.

 Patrons will get to meet the cast (see below) afterwards at a reception in the Hall of Fame Room of the Cralle Student Center.

 At press-time, Smith was still filming some campus scenes to take advantageous of the gorgeous spring weather and the budding Dogwood and Redbud trees.

The show WILL go on, but Smith could still dearly use more donations for post-production – such as promotional materials and printing of the DVD.

If you would like to help financially, please write your check to “Georgetown College” and specify that the money goes toward the film project. That way Smith can put the special finishing touches on the project that it deserves and 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

All of the performers are GC students with two exceptions: Lexington professional Joe Gatton – who conveniently plays “Joe” – and ’99 GC grad James Hamblin, a professional actor based in New York City, is “Crush.” Here are the cast members and their classification this coming fall:

Tia                 Meredith Cave, junior from Nicholasville

Ben                Ethan Smith, senior from Cynthiana

Greyson         Jon Yelton, senior from Louisville

Amy               Amanda Williamson, junior from Simpsonville

Jenna              Payhton Ellis, sophomore from Fisherville

Mooner          Matt Eddy, senior from Georgetown        

Abby              Abigail Cownie, sophomore from West Paducah