Locally made movie debuted Sunday

You have the chance to see a locally made film that debuted Sunday here in South Bend. It took producers almost three years to construct "The Bridge," but Sunday was all about celebrating their success.

Folks gathered at AMC Showplace 16 in South Bend to see the film's debut Sunday afternoon It was a red carpet event for actors and their families who took pictures and answered questions prior to the screening.

The film is about a woman who nearly ends her life by jumping from the Jefferson Street Bridge, but is saved by a mysterious stranger, and was filmed right here in South Bend.

The producer who's also from the area says the community was incredibly receptive throughout the process.

"We were very humbled by the involvement that the city had,” said Melqui Rodriguez the director of photography and editor of the movie “The Bridge.” “We shot in 23 locations throughout South Bend and they were all really grateful to us. The city gave us a bus to be able to shoot a couple scenes. They allowed us to use the Jefferson Bridge, and the parks and the parking spaces. So it was great, the community really received us very well and this is a way for us to say hey. It took us 3 years, but it's done now, so it's great."

The film has already received two awards from a local film festival. If you want to catch the flick, it will play again Sunday night and Monday at 7:10.

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