Local woman makes musical about bullying


NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT)– A locally made film hit the big screen Sunday. “Young Super Guy” is a film made by a Castle high school graduate.

The director put together the whole musical herself from the writing to the editing.

As kids hopped out of their limo and made their way down the red carpet, the woman responsible for it all did the same. Getting ready to watch their names go up in lights at the premiere of their movie, “Young Super Guy”.

“I wanted it to be an encouragement to no longer be bullies but to be a buddy,” Nicole Newmaster says.

Newmaster says she made the film to focus around that plot.

“This movie is an anti-bullying him so our goal was to show a different perspective instead of labeling The bully as the bad guy maybe they’re just unloved.”

It’s an idea the cast members see as important.

“I think that bullying is a big problem in society that a lot of people are struggling with and don’t really know how to deal with it. So I feel like this movie is like kind of like a way to show how to fix it,” Isabella Gibbons says.

“Instead of building each other up for breaking each other down,” Newmaster explains. “Everyone’s been bullied. Whether they’re in the classroom or a coworker or even a family member.”

Newmaster says she was a one-woman team putting the musical together.
“ When you don’t have financing people don’t really want to help.”

So not only did she write it, she recorded and edited it.

“ Just Because you don’t have a budget doesn’t mean you can’t make a great film,” she continues.

Her daughters got to play a roll in the film too. They say they are so proud of their mom.

“ I think that it’s pretty impressive that I actually have a mom that can actually film movies and I think it’s pretty cool,” Jaleena Newmaster says.

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(This story was originally published on December 15, 2019)

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