Brewer High School's Advanced Audio/Video Technology students will travel to New York City this October for the All American High School Film Festival.
More than 2,000 submissions were received from students throughout the United States and around the world, and the short film by Brewer senior Andrew Villacis was selected to screen at the festival. Villacis produced and directed “Headlong,” which made the cut (see list of accepted films here).
"This entire film is student-driven ... from the director to the actors to the technical team," said teacher Cathy Koke. "It's so exciting to see these students take their talents to an even greater level; it's amazing what our kids can achieve when we let them run with what they are learning!""
The short film will premiere at a theater in Times Square, and the students will attend workshops, movie premieres, visit colleges and attend the final awards ceremony while at the film festival.
Pictured are: (front row, l-r) Kiersten Hart and Alyssa Reese, (second row) Payton Rothenberger, Andrew Villacis, Amy Koke, (third row) Braxdon Cannon, Noah Koke, Macy LePori, Madison Gilbert, (back) Joel Seawright and Natalie Morales.
Koke said, "Andrew and the Advanced A/V students have worked so hard over the last two years to compete in statewide competitions, creating videos for the district, working the football games to provide the video feed and much more."