Hollywood comes to Beatrice
Posted By: Jenn Hatcher
It was a red carpet event! Friday night, Beatrice welcomed home its new hometown hero, Chris Lofing, co-director of The Gallows, a film was recently released worldwide.
"It's great to be back home," said Lofing.
Joining him at the premiere was the other director and some actors.
Beatrice residents lined up for autographs and photo opportunities with the rising stars.
"I never thought that famous people would come to Beatrice because we're such a small town," said Kristinana Hawkins of Beatrice.
Cameron Knepp, had been waiting in front of the movie theater since 8 Friday morning. He said, "I really wanted to meet Chris Lofing and his cast mates."
The horror film actually takes place at Beatrice High School and is based on a story, Lofing heard from his dad growing up.
"The movie it was one of the only movies that I’ve ever been able to make me scream that much," said Macenzie Strength.
There were talks of other movies from Lofing in the future. His cast mates saying they would work with him again.
"He has this great drive and he loves film and it was great to work with him," said Travis Cluff, his co-director.
The Gallows was made on a $100,000 dollar budget and has already grossed, nearly 24-million dollars.