UNG students part of film that premiered in LA

A faculty member and students in the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) School of Communication, Film & Theatre helped create a short film that premiered in Los Angeles recently.

Robyn Hicks, UNG assistant professor of film and digital media, served as the producer on “Every Night at 3:30.” The film focuses on a main character named Nicole who is awaiting medical test results and “becomes concerned that something nefarious is tripping her security cameras,” according to the film’s official description.

Hicks’ students were part of a 20-person crew that allowed them to work alongside film professionals.

“I’m really proud of the work my students were able to do on the film and the experience they were able to get,” Hicks said.

James Mackenzie, associate director of film in the School of Communication, Film & Theatre, said the production provided valuable learning for students.

“Our film program prioritizes opportunities like this, which give students practical experience,” Mackenzie said. “Students on Professor Hicks’ set were able to collaborate with and learn from Atlanta and LA-based filmmakers, which we find helps to set a professional, creative tone for their own student productions.”

Natalie De Diego, who went to film school with Hicks, was the writer and director for the film. When De Diego had the idea, Hicks suggested filming it in Georgia.

Filming took place near UNG’s Gainesville Campus in Oakwood.