Erin Bethea and Jonathan Patrick Moore play Ava and Ben in "New Life," which was released to theaters on Oct. 28.

Erin Bethea and Jonathan Patrick Moore play Ava and Ben in "New Life," which was released to theaters on Oct. 28.

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Many may remember Dallasite Drew Waters from his three seasons on Friday Night Lights.

Now, his name is in lights in a new way.

He is an award-winning director for his first feature film, New Life, which opened in theaters on Friday, Oct. 28. The film is produced by Argentum Entertainment, his company with Erin Bethea.

The fast-moving romantic drama follows couple Ava and Ben. We first meet Ben when he moves next door to Ava. He's completely smitten. The audience gets to follow the relationship through its ups and downs. 

And then, a twist. 

The movie has some other familiar faces: Bill Cobbs, Barry Corbin, Dallasite Irma P. Hall, Terry O'Quinn, and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, forever).

Waters sat down with me to discuss the film, his career and his faith that hope always exists.

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