The Mountain Messenger

Downieville Senior Project Wows Audience!


Downieville High School Riley Pearmund in front of the Yube Theatre

DOWNIEVILLE - DHS Senior Riley Pearmund amazed the audience viewing his senior project, A Theatre Story- A Short Film By Riley Pearmund. While Pearmund has worked on films in the past during an internship, this project was his first solely produced feature.

Attendees sitting in the Yuba Theatre, built in the 1940s, were immediately wowed by incredible drone footage of the theatre and upbeat music. The project revolves around a series of interviews with B.J. Jordan, Director of the Sierra County Arts Council, The Turnpike Players, and the Downieville High School Drama class, including teacher Amber Baca- Sainsbury, and students Landon Jackson, Mia Martinelli, Natalie Rust, Ariann Jackson, and Logan Kinneer.

Questions raised and answered during the interviews pertained to how long folks lived in Downieville and what brought them to our mountains. For example, B.J. Jordan reflected on how her family goes back six generations...