BASTROP, Texas — A film studio right here in Central Texas has a project heading for the prestigious Sundance Film Festival later this week.

New Republic Studios out of Bastrop County produced "Sister Aimee." It is said to be an independent film loosely based on Sister Aimee McPherson, an evangelist who is famous for being the founder of the Four Square Church.

A majority of the movie was worked on at the studio and in New Mexico.

More than 14,000 films were submitted worldwide, 112 were chosen and "Sister Aimee" was one of them.

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The president of the studio, Mindy Raymond, said they are beyond excited for the exposure, and for the future.

"This sets the bar for us obviously having this high caliber of a film underneath our belt with our name on it, we just could not be more excited," said Raymond.

The festival is in Park City, Utah, and will start Thursday, Jan. 24.