MOBILE — “Mobile has already proved it has a lot of heart, and this crowd takes things to the next level!”
So said Tyler Russell, the film’s director, from the private screening of Here Comes Rusty in Mobile, Alabama. It was an incredible spectacle with over 200 guests in attendance to watch the film on the big screen for the first time.
Many fans arrived early to greet the cast and crew and get the best seats, and the room was packed with a lively crowd just prior to showtime.
The reuniting of cast, crew and extras seemed to make a big splash but William Ross Smith, co-writer and producer, seemed to make fans the most excited. He, like others, brought along his family to experience the wonder of the screening.
Mobile local, Thomas Walker, appeared as an extra in the movie and was also in attendance. In a post-screening interview, he said it was “super hilarious,” and that he wasn’t just saying that because “you could see [him] in multiple scenes throughout!” Walker later revealed that he can’t wait until it’s released in theaters nationwide.
“The chemistry of the cast was out of this world, especially the dynamic comedy duo, Mark Borchardt, and Theo LePetit-dancer Crane!” Walker felt the soundtrack stood out, and “Col. Bruce Hampton and Brandon Niederauer rocked! This kid Brandon Niederauer has natural talent that shines through, and his guitar skills are out of this world!”
The big showing at Carmike Wynnsong theater was a huge success, and a special treat for Alabama, where the movie production scene is growing every year. Attendee Diane Potts Hall of the Mobile Film Commission quipped, “I get to work with the most talented film family,” and expressed gratitude to Here Comes Rusty for choosing Mobile as a location, and for a “fun night [of] laughter and meeting new friends.”