Building upon its live theater, movie exhibition and visual arts programs, the Everett Theatre, 51 W. Main St., Middletown, is adding a new community film production to its offerings.

Each year, the Everett plans to fund and produce an original short film utilizing the talents of its experienced acting and tech volunteers. The production team will be led by board member and film studies teacher Peter Hoopes, and will focus on finding unique, short scripts that can be acted, shot and edited to create the high-quality film.

The current plan is to find the right project to shoot this summer and premiere the film in the fall. Members of the community will be able to participate as crew members, actors and in other supporting ways.

Inquiries are encouraged; email phoopes@everetttheatre.com.

For more, visit everetttheatre.com.