Stu Pollard, a Kentucky filmaker, spoke on campus Monday during a free showing of his movie, “Rust Creek.” The film has recently won a ReFrame stamp in recognition for being a gender-balanced film.


“Rust Creek,” an independent film produced by Kentucky native Stu Pollard, was shown at EKU on Monday. 

The film was shot entirely in Kentucky, with a majority of it being filmed south of Louisville in Bullitt County. Stu Pollard and his team also filmed in the Parklands of Floyds Creek Park in Louisville, Franklin County and Boyle County. 

The film follows a college girl named Sawyer, played by Hermione Corfield, an actress also starring in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation,” who gets lost on her way to a job interview in Washington DC, and finds herself stranded on the backroads of rural Kentucky with no one knowing where she is. 

She must fight for her life after she is chased deep into the woods by meth-dealing outlaws.

The film’s story was based off of a story from the life of the film’s producer, Stu Pollard. While his story did not involve being hunted down by meth dealers and having to fight for his life, Pollard pitched his experience to

a writer, and gave the film its basis, “ is based on that moment in a young person’s life when you go from being invincible to very mortal in the blink of an eye.” 


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