KNEB News has learned that a former Hiram Scott College student is planning to produce a movie about the experiences of four students at the college.
The movie by Mark Donahue of DRW2 Media Group emphasizes the fact that Hiram Scott was used by students, many of them from the eastern part of the United States, to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War.
The movie details the student’s experiences in Nebraska and that of a fifth student who does go to war and dies in Vietnam. City of Scottsbluff Economic Director Starr Lehl believes Donahue plans to present Scottsbluff in a good light.
Lehl said, “The gentleman has very fond memories of Scottsbluff. He tells stores about how he would be somewhere and a family would ask him over for dinner and that would happen several times. He got to know a lot of people in the community and was ery welcomed by the people of Scottsbluff. And now he wants to make a movie called “War College.”
Lehl says Donahue plans to be in Scottsbluff next month to shoot some background film, talk to interested investors and possibly even do read-through auditions for those interested. Lehl is hoping to persuade Donahue to film much if not all of the movie in Scottsbluff.
She says the filming could take place as early as this fall.