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'Last Winter' cast, crew head to homestretch
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Photo by Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune The camera crew directed by first assistant director David Shark sets up a scene at the Santa Fe Trail Center.

Jim Misunas

LARNED — The cast and Florida State University crew of “Last Winter” will wind down its final day of shooting film today at the Santa Fe Trail Center.
The crew has worked a standard 13-hour day with a one-hour break for dinner. Kelly Poor’s job as producer is to tend to details than no one else can do.
“My job is a lot of running around and making sure things get done on schedule,” Poor said. “Our biggest challenge has been working with a smaller crew than normal because we’re so far from Florida. We’re definitely tired at the end of the day.”
One of the highlights is Poor’s delivery of dinner each day.
“The crew has liked what I’ve delivered,” she said. “Everyone around town has been nice and generous to us.”
A sodhouse at the Santa Fe Trail Center is the backdrop for “Last Winter,” which takes place in a cabin on the Kansas frontier in the 1860s.
Teresa Sutherland is directing “Last Winter,” a thesis movie that is being produced by students from the Florida State University film department. Each FSU graduate student must develop a movie idea as a director and other students serve in other capacities to learn various aspects of film making.
The storyline traces a husband and wife, who must overcome her psychological fear when she is left alone. A third character is a marshall. Rick Tamblyn is the marshall and Allison Horack is the wife.