Wig'd Out Movie Premiere
The movie “Wig’d Out” is based on the story of Olivia Rusk, a Fishers High School graduate who happens to be bald. Olivia was diagnosed with alopecia at a young age and has been an anti-bullying advocate.
Filming of “Wig’d Out” occurred last summer at various locations around Noblesville, Fishers and Carmel. The premiere will take place April 13 at Flix Brewhouse in Carmel.
“We have worked on the movie script for three years,” shares director Kate Chaplain of Karmic Courage Productions. “It’s exciting to be in post-production and share this feature with the public.” “Wig’d Out” is Chaplain’s 18th film.
The film stars Carmel High School’s Georgia Simmons. “I was so excited to be cast in the lead! I’ve been in several short films, but this is my first feature,” says Simmons, who shaved her head for the role. “Olivia is such an inspiration, and I am proud to be involved in sharing her message this way.”
“Marc Price, best known for the role of Skippy in the hit TV series ‘Family Ties’ plays the role of Chip Winkleton the movie,” shares Sandy Rusk, Olivia’s mom. “The film also features Jose Sepulveda, an accomplished actor from New York City, and Kayla Martell who was the first bald Miss America contestant with alopecia.”
Jeff Woytovich, founder of The Children’s Alopecia Project, traveled from Philadelphia twice during filming with his two daughters, Sofia and Amelia. His other daughter, Madison, is Olivia’s age and also has alopecia.