Sunday, June 01, 2008

SIFF Features Work by Ballard High School Video Students

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will be featuring two shorts by students in the Ballard High School Video Production Program as part of FutureWave, its showcase for young filmmakers. The first short, “Claudio the Magnificent,” was produced and directed by Bridget Berg, Lilah Horwitz & Will Livesly-O’Neill. It’s a comedy about a street mime whose unrequited love spurs him to extreme actions. The short also won an Honorable Mention at the Northwest High School Film Festival.

The second short, “4th Floor”, was directed by Sami Kubo and produced by Sami with Coburn Erskine & Nolan O’Connor. In “4th Floor”, a tardy job applicant chooses the elevator over the stairs, with unexpected results. The short won an Award of Excellence at the Northwest High School Film Festival. Both shorts will be screened at the Egyptian Theater on Saturday, June 7 at 4 pm.

BHS video students Riley Heckel, Kyle Seago, Devan Sizemore and Mixtli Zavaleta were production interns on the feature film “Visioneers”, a dark comedy which was shot in the Seattle area during the summer of 2006 and will have its world premiere during SIFF. Advanced press on the film is very positive. It will screen at the Egyptian Theater on Thursday, June 12 at 9:30 pm, and Saturday, June 14 at 4:00 pm.

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