Hattiesburg filmmaker discusses “Cagin of Chrysaint”
By Colleen Donovan, WDAM Channel 7 Mississippi News
Starting on Tuesday, you can purchase a movie that was written, directed and produced by a Pine Belt native and it was also filmed locally.
The picture is called “Cagin of Chrysaint,” and it tells the story of a young Christian princess named Cagin, who is burdened by a romantic dilemma.
In addition to that, her medieval village is coping with being a recently converted Christian community. Actress Carrie Leigh Harris of Lucedale portrays the title character of Cagin.
Harris talked about the movies success so far. She said, “I’m super excited. It’s gone way beyond my expectations. I took it on as a fun project and it’s blown into this huge deal, something that I don’t think any of us expected.”
The film’s story is the brainchild of a 2005 graduate of Southern Miss, Dana Elise. The Hattiesburg native first started working on the project as a Southern Miss student, but in 2008 filming the final version began and it wrapped up last spring.
The film is being marketed and distributed by URC Media Studios. “Cagin of Chrysaint” is the first Christian film the studio has promoted, and that is important to Elise.
Elise said, “You know why leave God out of the movies. He is out of a lot of movies now and the Christian audience is hungry for more Christian films, and it is an industry that is growing and needs to grow and I am definitely going to stay with Christian material for the rest of my life and I will not do anything else.”
If you would like to watch “Cagin of Chrysaint” you can pick it up at Walmart stores or by logging onto www.amazon.com.