Today, September 22nd, the second annual "Only in West County" video project launched! There was a "buzz" in the air as excited students, some of whom took the Film & Literature class for this project, filed into the Analy theater to celebrate the start of this incredible cross-department collaborative work-based learning project.
Students watched three films from last year's production, Indigo, August, and The Move, and then heard from their peers Jason Ramirez August, Violetta Flores Medina, Ellie Daily, and Destin Emmert, who worked on the films and shared what made their teams successful last year. The student filmmakers emphasized the importance of communication, collaboration, and empathy. One empty seat remained on stage belonging to Analy student Gus Jordan, who is currently in LA as the film Indigo from last year's production is being shown at the International Burbank Film Festival.
After hearing from their peers students heard from Analy alum and Sebastopol Film Festival Producer Cynthi Stefenoni who talked about her background in film and fielded questions from the curious group of attendees.
The second annual Only is West County student short film festival will come to Rialto Cinemas on Wednesday, August 10th. This project couldn't be possible without the collaboration of our Film and Video teacher Randy Hall, Film & Literature teacher Seth Gleckman, Work-Based Learning Coordinator Stacy Fortin, and all of our incredible and creative students.