August 7, 2017:  A feature film titled Belly of the Whale is in the early stages of production at Southern Adventist University. Students and faculty of Southern’s School of Visual Art and Design are working on the project.

David George, an associate professor and film coordinator at Southern spoke about the work experience that students are getting:

“It gives them the opportunity to function with greater organization on a larger film set than they can on a smaller set. This bigger piece of work presents challenges, but the students are stepping up to the task.”

George is the producer of Belly of the Whale. The film is written and directed by Nicholas Livanos, an associate film professor at Southern. It will be filmed in and around Chattanooga.

The Cleveland Daily Banner reports that Mark Ashworth, an English-born actor based in Atlanta stars in the film.

Secrets of the Cave, one of Southern’s faculty and student film productions, won a Crystal Heart award at the Heartland Film Festival, Indiana’s largest and longest-running film festival.

Southern Adventist University is an Adventist college in Collegedale, Tennessee. It is owned and operated by the Southern Union Conference of the denomination. It has approximately 3000 students.

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