A local film about actress Shoshoni will premiere on PBS on Monday | caspar

“Forgotten Ingenue,” a locally made feature film about the life of Shoshoni-born actress Isabel Jewell, will premiere on Wyoming PBS Monday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m.

The film will also be available for online streaming via wyomingpbs.org starting the same day.

It was directed by Casper filmmaker Dennis Rollins and features local talent including actors, writers and a composer musician.

“Forgotten Ingenue” premiered in Casper in September, with a screening at Rialto Movie Palace.

The film tells the story of Jewell, from her early days in Shoshoni to acting on Broadway and the big screen. The actress was often typecast in Golden Age films as a gangster’s wife or as a brash, brash supporting character.

It was filmed at several historic locations in and around Casper, including the Bishop House, the former Gladstone Hotel Annex, and a train car at the Douglas Railroad Museum.


A local film about actress Shoshoni will premiere Saturday in Casper

Alexandria Trimble, a familiar face in Casper’s theatrical scene for years, stars as Jewell.

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The film’s score was produced by local musician Cory McDaniel and its screenplay was written by Pat Greiner of Casper.

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