Port Huron played host to the mid-west premier of “Mimesis.” SC4 zombies ushered the event.
The third annual Blue Water Film Festival kicked off a star studded weekend at the McMorran on Oct. 6 with Dave Coulier, one of the stars of “Full House,” at the microphone for a stand-up comedy routine.
But perhaps the biggest event of all took place on the following evening, the mid-west premier of “Mimesis,” which brought Sid Haig, of “Kill Bill” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” and other stars from “Mimesis” to Port Huron.
An event that some SC4 students got to be a part of.
Led by their advisor Bob Kroll, SC4’s Zombie Defense Council descended on the event, talking the talk and walking the walk of the undead, all while entertaining the crowd and acting as ushers.
“They’re excellent zombies. They’re really good, well dressed up and a lot of fun,” said Clarissa Karling as she observed the zombies shambling about by the curb in front of the McMorran. “Good idea to have the zombies.”
Acacia Sherman, of Port Huron, was part of the makeup team that made the zombie magic happen.
When asked about “Mimesis” premiering in Port Huron, Sherman had this to say, “I think it is absolutely awesome. It is awesome because not many people know of Port Huron and it’s a way to get the name out, the city out, and bring in business.”
SC4 alumni Cody Kimball traveled all the way from Kalamazoo to partake in the occasion, lending his “zombie affinity” to the movie’s premier and calling it “one of the greatest moments in Port Huron film history.”
When asked about how he managed to bring the mid-west premier to Port Huron, Jeremy Stemen, Executive Director for the Blue Water Film Festival, said that the director of “Mimesis,” Douglas Schulze, was a former Blue Water Film Festival judge.
Screenings for the 17 films deemed “Michigan’s hottest” by the festival took place on the following Oct. 8.
Following the screening of those 17 films, Tim Busfield, of “thirtysomething,” was awarded the Golden Mitten Award, and Chris Gore was awarded the Big Thumb Award. Films: “The Dancer,” “Bullies on Vacation” and “World of Art” took home the top three prizes out of film awards.
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