MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The world premiere of a movie shot in St. Paul over the summer brought out a crowd Sunday afternoon. It’s called Underland 2. The stars of the show are all teenagers or young adults who have mental or physical disabilities.
The movie project is one of many activities organized by the Highland Friendship Club. Professionals in the film industry volunteered their time this summer shooting the scenes, designing costumes and even doing the makeup.READ MORE: St. Paul School Board Chair Jeanelle Foster Recovering From COVID
On Sunday afternoon, the edited film was shown on a big screen at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University.
The young stars arrived in limos and stepped out onto a red carpet. The screenplay writer, Dusty Thune, interviewed some of them as well.READ MORE: What Is Proper Fall Clean-Up Etiquette? And What Methods Are Best For Your Lawn?
“For some of them, they’ve never had an opportunity to sing, to dance, to act, to do things like other high school kids and young adults do. This is their day. Building that confidence is extremely important for them,” co-founder of the Highland Friendship Club Rosemary Fagrelius said.
An awards ceremony followed the movie screening. You can learn more about the Highland Friendship Club, by clicking here.
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