Trailer released, charity screening held for ‘Regen’ film

Regen Morris (source: Family)

GATLINBURG (WATE) – A trailer has been released and a special screening held for a locally-produced movie based on the life of Regen Morris, a Sevier County boy whose battle with cancer inspired the community.

The film, now titled simply “Regen,” is produced by Christian-based film company JC Productions. In just 12 short years, Regen Morris touched countless lives. Regen lost a long battle with brain cancer Christmas morning in 2013.

Previous story: Behind the scenes of ‘Rootin’ 4 Regen’ film in Gatlinburg

WATE 6 On Your Side covered Regan’s story and the “Rootin’ for Regen” movement from his first days after diagnosis, to the end of his journey.

SLIDESHOW: 'Rootin 4 Regen' film production
SLIDESHOW: ‘Rootin 4 Regen’ film production

The film stars Kara O’Bryon and Tim Ross as Regen’s parents, newcomer Kole Benfield as Regen, and veteran Hollywood actor David Keith as one of Regen’s doctors.

A special charity screening was held on Thursday, November 5 at 6 p.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. The event was emceed by WATE 6 On Your Side anchor Lori Tucker.

More online: Regen Film

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