High Hopes for 'Losers'

Coyote County Loser Is a Winning Film

By John Brown University
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Twin brothers Jacob ’97 and Lucas Roebuck ’97 took the one-act play that they wrote called “Coyote County Loser” and turned it into a full-length feature film with the help of several fellow JBU alumni.

The family-friendly movie is a romantic comedy of love and sacrifice in a small town. “Loser” stars TV Guide Network’s Nikki Boyer as Lauren, a radio DJ known for her expertise on love and relationships. Her advice catches the attention of Jack, played by Beau Clark, a hot-shot Los Angeles DJ passing through Coyote County. The on-air exchange between them gets the attention of listeners and gets Jack to agree to a contest over love advice for one “loser.”Coyote County Loser

The Roebuck brothers enlisted the help of JBU alumni Rob Bethke ’99 as co-producer, Danielle Vogus ’07 as production assistant, Jeff Keller ’02 for line production, Traci Rae Letellier ’01 for original music, and Laura (Hartman) Roebuck ’01 as actress. The film, which received a PG rating, has been released in several theaters, including the Siloam Springs 6 and the Pinnacle Hills 12 (in Rogers), and theaters in Roswell and Ruidoso, New Mexico, and San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Livermore, California.

The producers hope to get enough attention for the film to generate interest in a nationwide release and boost eventual DVD sales. In April, the film brought more than 120 people—a sell-out crowd—to a screening event in Siloam Springs for JBU alumni.

Learn more about the film on its Facebook fan page or on the film’s website: www.coyotecountyloser.com.

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