‘The Last Descent’ Screening to Include Discussion With Lead Actor

By | October 20, 2017
Chadwick Hopson

Chadwick Hopson

“The Last Descent,” starring Daemen College alumnus Chadwick Hopson, ’10, will be screened at a campus premiere scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Research and Information Commons Room 120.

A question and answer session with Hopson will be held at 7 p.m. following the special film screening. Daniel Shanahan, assistant professor and coordinator of the entrepreneurism program, will serve as moderator.

The critically acclaimed “The Last Descent” is inspired by the 2009 rescue attempt of John Jones, a medical student who became trapped in Nutty Putty Cave in Utah. For his role, Hopson earned his first major award as best leading actor in a feature film at the 2017 Utah Film Awards.

Hopson moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career after receiving bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sport management with a minor in theater arts from Daemen. Since then, he has starred in independent feature films, plays, numerous music videos, and national commercials.

Last Descent PosterHopson has also co-wrote, produced, and starred in two feature films released by his production company, The Knights Young.

Daemen’s film screening is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. More information is available by contacting Kathryn Hammer, director of alumni relations, at khammer@daemen.edu or call 839-8364.

Daemen will honor Hopson as the Graduate of the Last Decade at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner taking place on Nov. 3 in the college’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.