The Last Train to Premiere in Nashville on July 14

Moviegoers in the Nashville, TN area won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the highly anticipated premiere of The Last Train by Gregor Southard on Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nashville.

Attendees can expect to be on the edge of their seats as the find out, “What if your best friend, who just died, came back to see you for one last conversation that carried eternal consequences?”

“I’m excited about the release of The Last Train, because I believe it can impact our world with a relevant, life-changing message,” said writer Gregor Southard. “I think many of us can relate to the main characters and the decisions they face.”

Southard said that the purpose of the film is for Christians to understand how important it is to share their faith with others and for non-believers to begin to comprehend why their Christian friends and family think its so vital that they accept Christ.

As a profound and creative writer in today’s culture, the story Southard tells evolves around a man who is writing a eulogy for his best friend when his friend shows up. The impending conversation will determine whether they will ever see each other again after tonight.

When Tom’s best friend, Cord, returns from the dead, he is confronted with a brutal reality that this really might be the last time he will ever see him.

Viewers can expect to be challenged as Cord and Tom exchange thought-provoking dialogue throughout the film. “If you’re right, we’ll never see each other after tonight,” declares Cord.

Written, directed and produced by Southard, a Topeka, Kansas native, The Last Train was shot entirely on location at Belmont Mansion in Nashville, TN. The 20-minute film stars Bob Stambaugh (as Tom) and Joe Combs (as Cord). Dustin Marcellino serves as the editor, Gregory Tipton of BigPixture Productions did the sound design and credits, and Patrick Sittnick acts as gaffer. Music for the project features Angie Broberg, Brian Gavron and John Dowell.

Additionally, Southard is the author of five books. He has also released an audio book and a progressive rock CD. A few of his previous titles include: The Immortal Present, Art Before Artist and Soul Narratives, among others.

Southard earned a BA in Theater from the University of Kansas and a BA of English Literature from Western Kentucky University. When it comes to writing, a few of his primary influences include GK Chesterton and C.S. Lewis. In his spare time, he enjoys diverse styles of music, basketball, bowling, bicycling and spending time at the beach.

Matt Benge and the OLSC praise and worship band will also be performing during the evening. Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 5110 Franklin Pike in Nashville, TN 37220. For more information, call (615) 833-1500, or visit http://www.oursaviorlcms.org. Cost to attend is free.

Watch for additional premiere dates to be announcedsoon. The Last Train DVD may be also purchased exclusively at http://www.gregorsouthard.net for $10 (plus shipping and handling.)