Local photographer Randy Bacon and his wife and business partner Shannon have taken the plunge into filmmaking. Bacon will unveil his first feature-length documentary, "The Last Days of Extraordinary Lives," in full Hollywood-premiere red-carpet style on Saturday, October 16 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and show time is 7:00. Proceeds from the film will benefit the Extraordinary Lives Foundation, and a portion of ticket proceeds are tax deductible. Randy and Shannon had been dabbling in filmmaking for years before embarking on this project. The Bacons listened to stories told over the years along with two of their photo clients, Good Shepherd Hospice medical social worker Angela Ricketts, and Hospice Compassus patient care supervisor and Admissions Coordinator, Jan Roselman. The project started simply enough, with a photo exhibit, then blossomed into a full-length documentary film about the lives of 17 individuals including a 2-year-old, an Amish family, and a 43-year-old with AIDS. Doctors, chaplains, nurses and family members pour out their hearts in this 90-minute tribute to living life with joy even during the last days of life. Jan Roselman calls it "a film about dying to live and not living to die." The impact of the film will extend far beyond the photo exhibit of the still work during the First Friday Art Walk, October 1 and the film premiere October 16. After the debut, the film will be submitted to film festivals around the country and will be featured at special events within our community and across the nation. View the film trailer at www.randybacon.com. Tickets for the Oct.16 premiere at the Gillioz are available at www.gillioz.org, at the box office at 325 Park Central Square, or at Randy Bacon Photography in the Monarch Art Factory, 600 W. College. Special VIP tickets are available include pre- and after-show parties, live music and discussion with the filmmakers. Proceeds from the film will benefit Extraordinary Lives Foundation and a portion of ticket proceeds are tax deductible. Call 417-868-8179 for more information.