2016 Summer Film Project set for world premiere

After months of filming and editing by Grand Valley State University students and faculty, the 2016 Summer Film Project is set for its world premiere.

The premiere of "Lucky Jay: Season 2" will take place November 18 at Celebration Cinema! North in Grand Rapids at 8:40 p.m. "Lucky Jay: Season 1" will be screening at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10, which includes the double feature and entry into an after-party at 10 p.m.

In 2014, "Lucky Jay" was produced in an episodic format à la Netflix as the Summer Film Project, and Season 2 follows the same format. The new, six-episode comedy-drama follows the continuing antics of a young film professor named Jay Calder. While Calder is away on sabbatical writing his book and wooing his love interest Kate, Calder's confidant, professor Hugh Anderson, is left running the fictional university's film department with a hostile administration led by new college president Chip Throne.

The cast and crew, composed of more than 20 Grand valley students, along with about 15 professional actors, filmed "Lucky Jay: Season 2" at various locations around West Michigan, including the Allendale and Pew Grand Rapids campuses, the Blue Bridge in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

Since 1994, the Summer Film Project has provided students with the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals while producing a feature length film.

For more information about the "Lucky Jay" series, visit www.luckyjayseries.com.