Carmel seventh-grader to premiere seventh feature film Saturday


13 year old Luke Broyles is excitedly awaiting the premiere of his most recent film, “The Creature,” a sci-fi with + 61 actors involved.

About the Event:

The filmʼs premiere will be at The Orchard School theatre, 615 W. 64th St, Saturday February 23 @ 1pm. Ticketed VIP event takes place @ 12:15, just prior to the filmʼs showing. The premiere itself is free and will include actors signing posters, displays, and sales of Lukeʼs previous 6 feature films.

Attendance RSVPs is recorded at +235, filling the available theatre seating.

13 yr old director:

Seventh-grader Luke Broyles has won numerous film festival awards across the U.S. for his work (some listed below). Most recently, Luke traveled to Mali Africa to make a documentary about a remote village and their daily struggles. This past summer, Luke also traveled to Los Angeles to meet with staff at DreamWorks. Luke wrote and completed the 91pg sci-fi screenplay last year and has worked on the film itself for approx. 9 months, filming locally as well as in Western Indiana.

Community Involvement:

Numerous local businesses and individuals have supported Lukeʼs film and its premiere with finances, goods, and services, including Just Pop In, Atta Boy Plumbing, FISH window cleaning, Fazoliʼs and Marsh. Luke has created and produced several commercials for these local businesses financing the premiere; those commercials will be shown prior to the film.

Giving back:

In an effort to continue to give back to the remote village in Mali Africa Luke visited in 2011, Luke will be collecting donations at the premiere for NuMali,an organization that assists villages in attaining clean water and educational supplies. The Executive Director of NuMali will be present at Lukeʼs premiere to answer questions about his homeland, Mali, and the organizationʼs efforts. The documentary Luke made about Mali has been shown at film festivals in Indiana, California and Alabama and will be available for purchase. Trailers of Lukeʼs films, can be viewed on his website:

About the film project:

“The Creature” is Lukeʼs first sci-fi about a family escaping certain danger and their efforts to work together to survive the crisis. It is family friendly with mild peril and dramatic suspense. Written, directed, filmed, and edited by 13 yr old Luke Broyles, it stars Ian, Katie, Lily, Joy, and Luke McDaniel.

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