Film Commission Co-Hosts Premiere Celebration of The 5th Quarter
Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines, Film Commission Director Rebecca Clark, Executive Producer Bob McCreary, and Writer-Director Rick Bieber celebrate opening of The 5th Quarter.
PTFC Co-Hosts Premiere Celebration for The 5th Quarter
WINSTON-SALEM — The Piedmont Triad Film Commission co-sponsored a reception to celebrate the local premiere of The 5th Quarter, the inspirational true story of the Abbate family which writer-director-producer Rick Bieber filmed throughout Winston-Salem and the Triad in 2008.
The March 17 premiere celebration, held in Deacon Tower at Wake Forest University's football stadium, included Jon Abbate, the Wake Forest student who turned his younger brother Luke's tragic death into motivation on the football field, and Ryan Merriman, the actor who played Abbate in the movie. Other guests included members of the cast and crew, Wake Forest staff members, and city and economic development leaders.
Co-sponsors of the event and a red-carpet screening at the Grand 18 included Altair Casting and Production Services, Hon. Dale and Synthia Folwell, Bob and Michele McCreary, NC Cinema, Stone's Throw Films, and George and Laurie Whitaker.