"Doing My Best" Scene (Video)
Stay tuned to learn how the student screenwriters resolve the real life ethical dilemma they wrote into the heart of the #LIKEUSMovie. It could be on the other side of this door. – FSA Performing Arts
LIKE US is an independent, anti-bullying short film about a topic that is close to many of us (myself and my brother included). It's a story about how self-identified misfits come together to achieve something greater, overcome their fears, and help one of their own. It's also a story about perseverance, belonging, and all of us.
As part of the media arts and filmmaking classes we offer, I was hired by FSA Performing Arts in Jersey City, NJ, to lead the instructional writing team, direct, and produce a film for students and by students. We wanted to teach students how to create a story they could relate to while also solving an ethical dilemma in a positive way to inspire other students. The project spanned over 9 months, included over 80 students and adults, and was filmed at 6 locations across multiple neighborhoods in Jersey City, NJ.
Here's a first look at the "Doing My Best" scene.
It also introduces our lead actors.
Family School Association presents
and FSA Performing Arts production
in association with The Ethical Community Charter School (TECCS)
a KRIS VAN NEST film
BILLIE JO RIVERO
music by bensound.com