Film premiere in Tacoma features two local actors – The Suburban Times


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On September 24 at 7 p.m., the Zion Film Festival will premiere the feature film “They Don’t Cast Shadows” at the Blue Mouse Theater in Tacoma. The film is directed by Melissa Goad, who was born and raised in the Kent region. It stars actress Emily Gateley who was born and raised in Olympia.

“They Don’t Cast Shadows” is part of the Shadow series written by Bob Leone. The film “They Don’t Cast Shadows” won more than twenty-five awards in the United States and abroad, including Best Picture, Best Series Potential, Best Director, and Best Actress. It’s a thrilling romance/fantasy movie that has been compared to the Twilight Saga, but instead of vampires and werewolves there are angels and demons.

Melissa Goad has worked professionally in the industry since she was 12 years old and began her professional career directing a Lifetime episode filmed in Tacoma. She also joined SAG in Seattle through sales work. Melissa graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2005 and has starred in several award-winning independent feature films.

Emily Gateley is a rising star in the film industry, she recently starred in the Disney+ series “The Quest”. She was discovered in Seattle while taking acting and modeling lessons and won several awards for her acting.


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