On Thursday, October 10, 2013 we invited the cast and crew who participated in SCATV’s summer youth projects in to our studio to supply feedback on the productions during their final stages of completion.
The first movie screened, called “The Explanation” is a 15-minute fictional short written and directed by Arnaud Weissenburger, a high school student from Somerville. Arnaud was a fixture around SCATV this past summer and made excellent use of his time by casting many of our staff, interns and members into his movie. The unusual story follows Mike, a tv news reporter who feels controlled by a mysterious force. SCATV made an excellent backdrop for the movie, which happens to mainly take place at a television station.
Check out the trailer here…
We also screened called “Everybody Has An Accent, So Why Is Mine A Problem?” and is a collaboration between SCATV and the great Somerville youth organization known as Books of Hope. This 11-minute movie is an adaptation of a short story inspired by a poem written by Aminata Keita, a recent immigrant from Guinea, West Africa who also plays the lead role, and her character is loosely based upon real life events. The movie ends with Aminata’s incredible performance of her poem.
After the movies finished, we had a short discussion and attendees were able to supply feedback via evaluation forms for both projects. Look out for both of these youth projects soon on Channel 3.