Filmed in Nashville, ‘I’m Not Ashamed’ tells story of Columbine victim

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(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Belcourt Theatre in Hillsboro Village is known for showing unique, independent movies.

Monday was no different as they had a showing for “I’m Not Ashamed,” which was filmed right here in Nashville but about a victim of the Columbine shooting.

Rachel Scott as the first of 14 killed in the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, and her car became a national memorial afterward.

That car has since been restored, thanks to a local shop owner, and it sat outside the Belcourt Monday night for the showing.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“She was someone that lived with purpose. She wanted to make an impact, and I think that’s one of the most incredible things about her,” said Masey McLain, who plays Rachel in the movie.

“This is the first film I’ve ever done like this. To be a part of something that has such an impact and that people walk away changed, it’s a dream,” she said of the role.

McLain told News 2 that she even used some of Rachel’s belongings for the film.

She said it got “so personal,” and everyone involved really “felt” the story and wanted to give their best because they believed in it.

“I feel so close to Rachel… and stepping in her shoes was unreal,” McLain added.

“I’m Not Ashamed” hits theaters on Oct. 21. Click here to find a showing near you.