Students spent the day with their classmates and Film2Future staff, building on the connections formed during earlier virtual programs. Students rotated through activities that included thinking deeper about factors contributing to their identities, practicing storyboarding, developing their film ideas, and having professional interviews and headshots taken. They learned from alumni about making the most of their time with Film2Future and connected with industry professionals and friends of Film2Future Adam Becht (Cabin Edit), Itunu Daramola (Atomic Cartoons), Ted Markovic (Steelhead), and Kate Zarouk (Water Buffalo Club).
It was a day of adventure for our students, made possible by the generosity of our partners, supporters, and volunteers. Thank you to Pressed Juicery for providing delicious lemonade, keeping our filmmakers hydrated throughout the day, and Nixon, who provided backpacks for our students to carry all their equipment and supplies for the program!
Our students were also given laptops to use to develop their films this summer! Thank you to Women Helping Youth for helping provide our students with equipment to make their stories come alive.
ASU hosted this special day at the California Center at the historic Herald Examiner Building. We are grateful to our friends at ASU and the Sidney Poitier New American Film School for providing the opportunity for our students to experience this incredible space.
Thank you to all who helped us celebrate our new class of emerging filmmakers and made this such a special event.