This September in theaters nationwide a faith-based movie 'Rumors of Wars' will be showing at Cimenark theaters. Back in in early May a limited showing was held at the theater because one of the stars of the movie is from Texarkana.  Michael Ulmer a 2011 graduate of Redwater High School plays his first lead role in the movie. Ulmer is in town this week visiting family and he dropped by the Kicker studios for an interview.

Not only did Michael talk with me about 'Rumors of Wars' but shared some insight on a web series that is still in the works 'Justice League' in which he will play Lex Luthor. When I spoke to Michael back in late April, I told him then that I could see him playing in a Super Hero movie and Lex is perfect for him since he's sporting a shaved head these days. No word when the web series will be released but filming should start this fall.

Raised in Texarkana, Texas, Ulmer began acting at a very young age in church and school plays. In High School he concentrated on sports, excelling in hurdles in Track & Field but toward the end of High School, Theatre began calling him again and he received Best Actor in his senior year One Act Play. He attended Doane College in Crete, Nebraska on a Track & Theatre scholarship. After receiving multiple leads and the Best Actor award his freshman year, he began to solely pursue Theatre. He went on to act in over 15 shows and won multiple acting awards during his collegiate career.

Upon graduation in 2011, Michael wrote, directed, and starred in his own full length play. The production earned him enough money to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting full time. Since then he has modeled and appeared in commercials and television shows. His feature film debut was in the 2012 horror movie Puppet Master X: Axis Rising as a Nazi soldier. Other film credits include Empty Heart of War and The Impaler. In the Beginning of 2013, he filmed his first lead in a feature film, the villain, Captain Webb266 in Rumors of Wars.


RUMORS OF WARS is a post-apocalyptic war drama combined with an intense investigative thriller. Years into the future, Captain Shaw408 discovers a diary from the past and instead of incinerating the book with the rest of the propaganda that he and “The Alliance” are out to destroy, he keeps it. Roxy, a college student from today’s time seeks to document the dark truth behind a “terrorist attack” that killed her fiancé. As Shaw reads her diary years later, he too sees the truth about the conspiracy that started the end of the world, realizing that he is on the wrong side. And while they both find the truth, will they be able to escape the lies without being killed?

Bearfruit Films is pleased to release  RUMORS OF WARS nationwide in September 2014.

Be sure and check out Michael Ulmer on his facebook page and

Here's Michael Ulmer reciting a few lines from the movie in the studio.

Here's a scene from the movie which features Michael as Captain Webb.

Here's the movie trailer.

(Source:Bearfruit Films/Andrew Schirok)
News Release 2014