Two weeks, school-provided equipment and a script. That’s all it took for a group of Georgia College students to bring the short film “No Refunds” to life.
“No Refunds” is a psychological thriller that revolves around a college student studying in the library and a freak accident with a vending machine.
“It’s a little stressful, but I was passionate about the script,” said Anna Rodgers, director of the short film. “If you like horror or thrillers, this is the film for you,” she said.
Rodgers is also vice president of Bobcat Media Productions, Georgia College’s film production organization.
The 12 students involved are members of the mass communication department at the college. Students were responsible for casting, editing, and filming the movie.
“There have definitely been some ups and downs in the process, but through it all, I’ve learned so many valuable lessons on what it takes to really be in the film industry,” Rodgers said.
The students took a script that was written as a part of another class as their inspiration.
“I did not know what they meant at first by script changes, but I am glad to see the final product,” said Emily Corwin, junior mass communication major at Georgia College. Although she was not part of the filming process, she got to see her creation come to life at the screening.
Corwin credited the short film “Spider” as being her inspiration behind “No Refunds.”
The film also features some familiar faces. Ken Garland, chief deputy coroner for the city, stars in the movie as the janitor with a deadly secret.
Garland is also a regular actor in the Milledgeville Players, a community theatre group.
Associate Professor Angela Criscoe served as executive producer and instructor of the course.
The students held a private screening of the film Friday, June 4, at the AMC theatre. However, audiences are welcome to view the movie on youtube at https://youtu.be/ j4dMnAPZu70.