'Color of Threads'

Local screenings announced for film produced by WWU Center for Media Ministry


The Center for Media Ministry (CMM) at Walla Walla University is hosting three local screenings of short film "Color of Threads" in College Place, Dayton, and Pendleton. The screenings are free, ticketed events and will include Q&A sessions with filmmakers and cast members. 

"Color of Threads" is a 24-minute film that explores the lives of five women who move to the Pendleton valley in 1909 in an effort to rebuild their lives. The story centers on the question, "Can you ever truly start again?" 

The film was written by Josie Henderson, a WWU alumna, and produced by the CMM. The film is designed as a series’ proof of concept and will make a film festival run after the initial screenings with the hope of being acquired for production. Lynelle Ellis, the director of the Center for Media Ministry, said, “At the Center for Media Ministry we are thrilled to collaborate with Josie, one of our alumni who began writing this story in one of our graduate classes. We have enjoyed the process so much and are looking forward to the future and hoping to see it grow into a complete series.”

The project was filmed at several locations in Walla Walla, Umatilla, and Columbia counties with lots of support from local organizations and community members. Fifteen students of the WWU film program helped with filming last summer, working alongside industry professionals to gain expereince on set. Read more about the students' involvement in the film here

Local screenings:

  • College Place—Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center Auditorium
  • Dayton, Wash.—Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Liberty Theater
  • Pendleton, Ore.—Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Pendleton Center for the Arts

Free tickets may be found at wallawalla.edu/cmm. More information on the film can be found at colorofthreads.com and on IMDB

Posted April 15, 2024.

Actresses in period clothing ride in back of wagon
"Color of Threads" follows five women who move to Pendleton in 1909. The project was written by WWU alumna Josie Henderson and filmed in and around the Walla Walla valley.
Camera equipment points to historic film set.
Students worked alongside professional filmmakers to gain on-set experience and help bring the story to life.