GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Eastern North Carolina is getting its own taste of the limelight.
Kaylin Roberson is a 17-year-old up-and-coming pop singer who needed a place to film her music video “Double Take.”
With the help of Greenville’s Event Media company, she and over 20 extras, filled the halls of South Central High School.
The video tells the story of a girl’s dream to impress a boy.
Event media agency director Ann Smith said they are as grateful for Roberson as she is for them.
“I believe it’s our special team that drew the Roberson here and cause them to select us to be, you know, very careful in how we present and how we create this vision for Kaylin,” said Smith.
“I’m so excited to see it put together,” said Roberson.
Smith says Roberson is not the only one excited for this project brought to life.
“Everybody is excited to be a part of this music video. They listen to her music online and they are all very excited about her music, as well and very happy to be a part of this video,” explained Smith.
Roberson said she chose Greenville as a location because of the chance to work with Event Media in Greenville and also to be in Pirate Nation.
“It’s really close to ECU, which is actually a college that I was kinda looking at cause I’m going to be a senior in high school,” said Roberson.
This opportunity gives ECU graduate Austin Lamb a chance to also showcase his talents.
“It’s great. It feels really great that I don’t have to leave and go out of state to find work and that I can do great stuff here,” said Lamb.
Lamb is a director on the project and a 3-time winner at the National Campus Movie Festival at ECU.
“We got best cinematography. We got a jury award, which means we were one of the top four films and we also got best actor,” Lamb explained.
He said Monday’s production puts Eastern North Carolina back on the map for entertainment.
“It kinda shows that we can still make stuff happen here,” said Lamb.
The 17-year-old pop singer knows she couldn’t bring her music to life without the help of Event Media and all the talented people around her.
“I have people that I don’t even know come and support me and come and do this with me, and it’s such a fun experience already. We are like laughing and having a great time I already feel like I’m a family member,” said Roberson.