Student film ‘Secrets of the Desert Nymph’ premiers Sept. 7 |

Student film ‘Secrets of the Desert Nymph’ premiers Sept. 7

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Special to The R-CJamie Walden, Tyler Cole, Bryan Caron, Derek Woolford, Shaylin Segura, Talice Gadwill and Desiree Beaumont set up a desert scene in the film ‘Secrets of the Desert Nymph.'

An independent production by middle and high school students will be premiered at the CVIC Hall on Sept. 7.

“We were delighted to bring this independent film production to Carson Valley,” said Brian Fitzgerald, president of the Carson Valley Arts Council. “The CVAC supports many different art events, and we were interested in this project because of the rich learning opportunity for youth in our community.”

The independent film was produced as an advanced youth filmmaking workshop last October and November where participants learned all aspects of filmmaking.

Sponsored by the Carson Valley Arts Council, the premier is 6-9 p.m. The cast and crew will arrive at the CVIC Hall by horse-drawn carriage.

The cast and crew were students from Carson Valley Middle School, Douglas High School, and Silver State Charter Schools. It was filmed on location in Minden, Gardnerville, Carson City and Dayton.

“The project was everything we hoped for and more in terms of teaching youth an art form and involving the community in a film production that is both entertaining and has a message,” Executive Producer Donna Walden said. “We believe that our community will be delighted with the result.”

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The feature-length film, “Secrets of the Desert Nymph,” was written and directed by award-winning writer Bryan Caron and Walden (My Necklace, Myself). It is a coming of age drama of love, loss, hope and desire as it follows several teenagers who learn about life as they mature into young adults.

The 90-minute film screening begins at 7 p.m. and there will be a question and answer session afterward for film enthusiasts to ask questions of the producers, director, cast and crew.

Tickets for the premier and screening are $5 and can be purchased on the CVAC website

See film description, trailer and photos of production, cast and crew at


What: “Secrets of the Desert Nymph”

When: 6-9 p.m., Sept. 7

Where: CVIC Hall

Tickets: $5 at


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