Warsaw high school seniors set to debut film about elderly dementia

WARSAW, Ind. --- A group of high school seniors wrote, shot, and acted in a feature film set to premiere tonight at the Performing Arts Center at Warsaw High School.

The movie, John the Lion, is about a man living with dementia who becomes the subject of a high school trouble maker’s history paper.

You can check out the movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?

The movie has a serious message that was written, directed, and acted out by high school seniors, and well, another senior citizen, Dick Anderson, who said the movie, is very reflective.

“I know some people friends of mine that they’re here now and they’re somewhere else a little later and they have to struggle to be in between that line to be sane in their own mind,” said Anderson.

Beau Eckel is the director for the film, he just graduated from Warsaw High School and said he’s excited for the movie to come out but really didn’t think they’d get it done.

“We went through as much as the process of a real film that you could at least at my level and it was really hard,” said Eckel.

Doors open for the movie premiere at 6:30 p.m. and it is free of charge. Eckel said he wants everyone to come out, watch, and learn a lesson from the film.

“I just I hope people just realize how important it is,” said Eckel. “There are people around that they should pay attention to and talk to be a light in their life.”

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