Tyler Slawson, a senior at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be hosting a screening for his sixth short film “Consecrated” on March 9 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The screening will be held at the Massey Building located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Main Street in Durant.
There is no admission fee required for Saturday’s screening. Slawson held a pre-screening event for the film on Feb. 23.
Slawson said at his pre-screening event for the film he was able to meet viewers that had come from as far as Seattle, Washington.
The film features talents of many local residents and Durant natives such as professional dancer Dacia Spiva and Nikki Bedwell who has gone to make a name for herself outside of Durant.
“She spent ten years acting in Hollywood, acquiring roles in films such as Men in Black II as well as numerous stage productions,” said Slawson.
Slawson quoted the synopsis for the film: “Life in a small town is no fairy tale for Victoria, a girl who is haunted by her past. As the feelings of abandonment increase, she seeks acceptance within herself. Her only hope of overcoming this mountain is a God she thinks has abandoned her along with society. Can she learn to trust Him and overcome the dark secret surrounding her?”
“I am called by God to reach out and encourage people through film,” quoted Slawson. His two latest films have been considered for Sundance Film Festival.
Slawson’s films have Christian themes to all of them, “though I wouldn’t classify them as ‘Christian films,’” said Slawson.
Slawson is a 2010 graduate of San Antonio Christian Film Academy and will graduate in May from SE with a double major in English and Communications with a General Business minor.
On top of his academic career and film making, Slawson also currently volunteers in the media department at Victory Life where he also attends church.
As well as having established a page named “Tyler Slawson Pictures” on Facebook, Slawson’s films can be found on the International Movie Data base at www.imdb.com.