Cary College Student Produces Movie About Space Flight

Cary native Grey Rich always had a passion for space travel, so much so that he made a movie about it. The movie, “Dream, Above and Beyond,” is now available on eBay and set to be released on Amazon early this year.

Grey Rich, a Cary native and student at High Point University, made a movie titled “Dream, Above and Beyond.”

Rich, a media production and entrepreneurship student at High Point University, started the “Dream, Above and Beyond” project in October 2018 when he thought it would be a novel. After some thought, Rich favored the idea of producing a feature-length movie.

“I was inspired to make this movie based on my passion for space travel,” he said. “The support of my little cousins, Ansley and Addyson, and my high school friend, Maddie Rice, really helped pull this idea together. I also had the pleasure to meet astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin back in 2009 when he was HPU’s Commencement speaker, and I learned a lot about space at that time. They were credited as the main inspirations for this movie.”

The movie includes performances by fellow High Point students Alec Nava, Daniel Malloy, Isaiah Hardy, James Faircloth and Ben Frondorf. It tells the story of two children, played by Rich and Nava, who dream of going into space. They make those dreams a reality when they secretly place themselves on NASA’s Constellation program that details a mission to the moon.

Rich wrote, directed, produced, filmed, edited and budgeted the entire 104-minute film.

Rich funded about 80% of the film’s budget and received help from friends and family to reach his final goal. The filming of “Dream, Above and Beyond” took place in February through March but was halted due to COVID-19. Rich continued filming in July and finished in August.

To see Rich’s work, check out the movie trailer on YouTube or order a copy of the movie on eBay.

This article originally appeared on the High Point University website. It is reprinted with permission.

Grey Rich worked with several fellow High Point students to film his movie. Pictured from left to right are Payton Grady, James Faircloth, Daniel Malloy, Rich, Ben Frondorf, Isaiah Hardy and Alec Nava.

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