The Root of Evil (2014)
From director Ryan Huang comes a black-and-white silent film set in the turbulent 1930's.
Produced by a cast and crew of over 60 high school students grades 9 through 12--thespians, film enthusiasts, athletes, scholars, and greenhorns alike. Filmed on location in numerous historical buildings and sites all across Minnesota, from St. Paul's Union Depot to Waseca's Masonic Lodge.
Originally conceived and produced as a feature-length film, The Root of Evil was cut into an alternate short film version with a modified plot. As of January 2015, both versions have collectively won 10 awards at 11 festivals worldwide. To view trailers and information on the feature version, click here. To view trailers and information about the short film version, click here.
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